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Hoosier D.O.T. Radial Wet
Hoosier Sports Car D.O.T. Radial Wet tires were developed for drivers who participate in autocross & road racing events in moderate to heavy rain. While all Hoosier Sports Car D.O.T. Radial Wet tires have passed DOT requirements, they feature a special tread compound to facilitate racing in wet conditions. Due to this special compound, these tires are not suitable for highway use as the expected miles of wear is greatly reduced.

On the outside, the Sports Car D.O.T. Radial Wet tire features a tread compound proven during years of Motorola/Grand-Am Cup endurance racing. This wet weather compound is molded into a directional tread design & features unique "Y-shaped" major circumferential & lateral tread grooves. Through the initial portion of their life (between their beginning tread depth of 8/32-inch & approximately 4/32-inch of remaining tread depth), the walls of the tread grooves taper as the tires wear. Through the remainder of their tread depth (between 4/32-inch tread depth & worn out), the walls are molded vertically. This allows the tires to serve as full wet tires when used at their original 8/32-inch tread depth, or intermediate wet tires when shaved or worn to approximately 4/32-inch of remaining tread depth due to the reduced tread squirm & increased footprint contact area.

The Sports Car D.O.T. Radial Wet tires have a symmetric internal construction & directional tread design that allow them to be mounted for use on either side of the car. They feature a three-ply nylon cord radial carcass reinforced by two fiberglass belts & a spirally wound circumferential nylon cap ply under the tread.

Hoosier Sports Car D.O.T. Radial Wet tires feature an attractive, graphic sidewall design with black letters & include a "rim recess" design on all sizes. They are V-speed rated & available in 60-, 55-, 50-, 45-, 40-, 35- & 30-series sizes for 13" to 18" wheel diameters.

 

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