About this Manufacturer:
Perhaps the best known Asian tire brand, Yokohama has been producing tires in Japan since 1917. They first came to the US in the 1960’s and immediately became the tire company of choice for racers all over the country. Thanks to the great performance of some of their more affordable tires, Yokohama was especially popular with the grassroots crowd. Now, with years of motorsports under their belt, they are still a dominant name in all forms of competition from desert racing to Daytona. They are constantly developing new and innovative tire solutions to meet the problems of tomorrow, and with a commitment to green manufacturing they have shown a level of corporate responsibility that is lacking in many competitors. Quality, performance, and value have been the major hallmarks of Yokohama’s success, and look to keep them as an industry leader well into the future.
About this Product:
Yokohama dB Super E-Spec
Speed Rating: H
About the dB Super E-Spec
There's never been a tire like the dB Super E-spec™-the flagship of Yokohama's eco-friendly line. Its groundbreaking use of Orange Oil and other naturally derived components significantly reduces the need for petroleum materials and creates an environmentally-friendly, fuel-efficient tire that never compromises on performance.
Low Rolling Resistance for Improved Fuel Economy
The unique Super Nano-Power Rubber Compound™ (SNPR) derived from Orange Oil, natural rubber and other key components is what gives the dB Super E-spec its low rolling resistance, thereby helping to improve gas mileage—a benefit to both the pocketbook and the environment.
Superior Wet/Dry Traction
Yokohama's Super Nano-Power Rubber Compound operates in dual modes—steady (straight driving) and active (cornering and braking) so you experience no compromises in grip or rolling resistance. At steady mode, when heat generation is constant, the compound works to ensure lower rolling resistance. During active mode, the properties of Orange Oil generate heat quickly to deliver better grip. Four Circumferential Grooves allow water to rapidly escape the tread area for great wet traction. And the Twin Rail Stability Rib maintains road contact, improving lateral stability and uneven wear.
Lightweight Inner Liner
Our Advanced Inner Liner provides superior air retention, and weighs dramatically less than a conventional butyl liner. Lighter tires with better rolling resistance and air retention make for fewer trips to the pump.
Ultra-Quiet Road Manners
Five Pitch Tread Blocks are staggered to break up the pattern noise for an incredibly quiet ride.
Variable Tread Sipes sipes separate the tread ribs into 144 small blocks, increasing surface contact and reducing tread noise.
Sound Deflection Sidewall decreases road noise by creating vibrations that are at a different frequency than the automobile.
Tires are one of the most important components on any vehicle. They can transform a ride from soft to harsh, improve handling, make your truck off-road competent, or even affect gas mileage. There are numerous different tire types developed for the different styles of driving that people have adopted. The major categories include off road tires or mud &snow tires, all-season tires and high performance tires. There are also tire options that blend the line between these categories. All-season tires are the most prevalent and are designed to work in the biggest array of conditions from dry roads to wet roads to the occasional ice and snow. These are the tires that most commonly come on passenger vehicles and light trucks/SUVs; they usually have the highest tread wear rating so they last the longest and are the most affordable of the groups. Off road tires are designed for more extreme conditions such as loose dirt, mud or deep snow. These are often used by 4x4 enthusiasts and they sometimes require a lift in order to clear the larger more aggressive tread designs. These tires tend to be noisy on the street, and wear out quicker than standard tires, but they really shine when the terrain gets rough. High performance tires are designed to maximize traction and handling for sports cars or performance oriented machines. These tires are rated for higher speed and increased grip but also wear out quicker due to softer compounds, and tend to be worse in the wet than all-season tires. You should choose your tire type based on how you use your vehicle the majority of the time. If you like performance driving you will want a performance tire, but if you commute 90% of the time, a good all-season will be probably be the best choice.;;;;Tires come in a host of different sizes, and the sizing is usually stamped right on the sidewall of the tire. Some off road tires use a format that lists the tire diameter, the tire width and the wheel diameter. For example a 31x10.50x15 would mean the tire is 31” tall, 10.50” wide and fits a 15” tall wheel. More commonly though, tires rely on metric measurements using width, aspect ratio and wheel diameter. A 205/65/14 means that the tire is 205 mm wide, that the distance of the sidewall from the rim lip to the tread face (the aspect ratio) is 65% of the tread width (65% of 205 mm), and it should be mounted on a 14” rim.;;;;In general when choosing a tire it is best to replace your tires with the size that was originally fitted to the vehicle. However, it is often popular to increase tire size in order to gain some added performance be it on or off road. In this case it is crucial to do your homework because a tire that is too tall or too wide will rub and damage the body work as well as hurting the tire itself. If you are planning to run larger wheels it is common to run lower profile tires (smaller sidewall) in order to prevent rubbing and to keep the final drive close to stock and the speedometer calibration the same. Many vehicle manufacturers will list tire sizes that fit your vehicle in the owner’s manual or on their websites. When in doubt it is best to contact the manufacturer directly to find out if a specific tire size will work with your vehicle.