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Double propulsion in terrain with twin tires

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If you use your car only for driving and not for permanent transport and not participate in rallying with him, a twin tires for the car should be rather uninteresting for you. But if you're driving an SUV, jeep, transport vehicle, or any other car that's often loaded with a lot of weight, is supposed to look good on the ground, or just looks overly fat, then dual tires can be a worthwhile investment Be your car. In this article you will learn more about the double tire and if it makes sense for your car.

Characteristics of the double wheels

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Condition for the use are natural twin wheels! If you have these, you can start. In the commercial vehicle industry, double tires have been used since the beginning of the car industry. The reason for the increased tires on an axle is, for example, when a vehicle often heavy weights are transported through rough terrain. Twin tires, among other things, improve the stability of a vehicle when it has to cope with heavy ruts over an extended period of time. This can be in bad weather conditions, which are responsible for wet and slippery soil. A twin tire offers a wider contact surface than a single tire and gives a car a lot more grip when off-road. The car also slips less fast on a smooth surface. For example, when the road is snowy or slightly iced. Reason is the significantly higher contact surface and also the associated higher curb weight.

The optical aspect of dual tires

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The twin tires, which ultimately depends on the width of the tires, make a car look more “bulky”. For this reason, large pick-up trucks are often equipped with double tires on the rear axle. The tires underline the elemental force behind a heavy and impressive vehicle. Often times the car is also raised to make it look even more powerful. In motorsport, however, double tires were previously not used to improve the appearance of the vehicles, but because the increased lateral forces that acted on the racing cars could be better absorbed with double tires.

For whom are double wheels rather less suitable?

If you often have to go to the loading limit with a pickup truck or van, keep in mind that your car with double tires is a lot harder than regular tires. The catch is that twin tires in no way legitimize a payload exceedance. If twin wheels are retrofitted, a vehicle is at least 150 kilograms (depending on tire size / rim size etc.) heavier, which must be deducted in the end of the possible payload. It should also be remembered that, after the conversion, the fuel consumption of a vehicle will increase considerably in some cases. The rolling noise is at least one third higher and the tire wear then always refers to twice the number of tires.

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However, if the benefit is the top priority for you, especially as a "workhorse" and you do not have to constantly go to the load limit, twin tires are recommended for your vehicle. You will find that the driving comfort also improves considerably, especially when it comes to driving in the autumn and winter months. Of course, there is nothing wrong with tuning with double tires if it is compatible with road traffic regulations. The twin tires must be approved by the TÜV. We hope that you the info report on the topic / term Zwillingsbereifung (further names / keywords: Double tires, double wheels, double tires) from the field of autotuning. Our goal is to have the largest German-speaking tuning lexicon (Tuning Wikipedia) and to explain tuning terms from A to Z easily and understandably. Almost every day we expand this encyclopedia and how far we are already can you HERE see. Soon the next one will be Tuning scene concept be illuminated by us. Incidentally, you will be informed about new topics if you have ours Feed subscribe to.

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