Does the macadam road surface have a great effect on tire wear?a previous thread, we discussed tire wear on downhill slow speed (lessnominally around 30mph) steering lock to steering lock twisties due tosuspension geometries (e.g., camber scrub on the outside edge of the insidetire due to positive caster induced from SAI+IA, with a correspondinglyconfusing negative force-vector related camber on that same inside wheel). I mentioned that to neighbors, they told me that they considered theirhigh tire wear due to the road surface being not all that smooth. The road surface happens to be not of the best quality, in that it's certainly not "packed" as well as a highway would be, such that, even at times, I've seen mushrooms pop up out of two inches of macadam.
If we assume the road surface isn't well packed, the question is whether
tire wear is "appreciably" affected by that road surface?
I didn't see anything in the Gillespie bible on the subject, but I didn't
read every page because my head was already spinning just by looking at the
Does the macadam road surface have a great effect on tire wear?
- posted 9 months ago