Why does the tire tread go in opposite direction between front and rear tires? - Wrist Twisters
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post #1 of 2 Old 03-02-2019, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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Why does the tire tread go in opposite direction between front and rear tires?

I was looking at the new tires and noticed that the tread direction on the front was opposite from the rear. I looked at others Dunlop Q3, Road 5, and they do the same thing.

The fronts look like they would push water towards the center vs the rear would push water away from the center.

Just wondering if there's some reason they would be opposite from each other.

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post #2 of 2 Old 03-02-2019, 01:39 PM
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If I remember, it's because one is for 'go' traction, and the other is for 'stop' traction.

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