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Old 31st July 2013, 01:32   #61
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Do you have a source for this information? (50% more heat / 4x the wear rate)
I read it somewhere in the attached PDF.
It does not precisely say 4x or 50% but it does provide some interesting figures on treadwear. And in another section about temperature.

Since the question was about heat built-up + high speeds, I simply approximated on the net effect of both factors combined.
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.... in other words, low pressure does not cause heat because air molecules have space to wander around and smash harder.
A quick research proves you right.
I stand corrected if the "molecules" from my post are removed
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