Toyo Tires' Nanoenergy 3

Toyo Tires' Nanoenergy 3

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Toyo Tires’ Nanoenergy 3 is a fuel-efficient tire designed to minimize energy losses suffered by the tire due to resistance, particularly contact friction from the road surface, thereby reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

However, reducing tire rolling resistance (a positive impact) has the unwanted effect of increasing the braking distance on wet roads (a negative impact), so this tire enhances braking performance and safety while at the same time improving wet grip performance.

Price: Open.

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    Frungy

    ... this seems like marketing double-speak. If contact friction is lower, then braking takes longer and acceleration is more difficult - this just makes sense since your car moves by "pushing" against the road surface with the tyres, and brakes by the same action.

    ... so how have they managed to reduce rolling resistance while not sacrificing acceleration and braking power? I note that they haven't addressed the acceleration issue at all, but it's just as important for accident prevention to be able to sure your car can manoever out of a tight spot.

    Frankly this advertisement is short on details and big on claims. I'd like a little more information before I put tyres on my car that might get me killed.

  • 0

    ebisen

    so how have they managed to reduce rolling resistance while not sacrificing acceleration and braking power?

    Frungy - the shape of the tire and the area where the friction forces occur are different under braking, acceleration constant driving and side loads (in curves).

  • 0

    garymalmgren

    Those tires sound great. I think I'll buy one.

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    Frungy

    ebisenDec. 14, 2012 - 09:25AM JST Frungy - the shape of the tire and the area where the friction forces occur are different under braking, acceleration constant driving and side loads (in curves).

    I can understand the side loads, but braking and acceleration shape changes are largely due to friction acting on the wheel surface, which then results in the car's weight being redistributed and the wheel shape changing further. Logically less friction equals a delayed or smaller acceleration or deceleration action, resulting in the wheel shape changing more slowly.

    I'd like to see how this actually works before I'd even think about buying these tires.

  • 0

    spudman

    Dunlop have been marketing the eco tire for a few years but they wear fast.

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