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Aventador LP700-4
Posted: Saturday, July 1, 2017 1:52:43 AM
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I don't quite get the meaning of the phrase " grab onto anything it can hook one of its lug edges around " in this context:

Mud tires are usually designed from a softer compound with wider gaps (voids) between the lugs, which grab onto anything it can hook one of its lug edges around, especially when aired down.

Source:
Tire Terminology – Lots of Information about Tires | Offroaders.com

It is somehow confusing!

Does it mean that the tire can grab objects that fit between its lugs (in the tread grooves) ?



Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Saturday, July 1, 2017 6:19:57 AM

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Hi!

You have the idea.

A normal tyre is fairly smooth. The 'grip' (the friction which makes the turning wheel push the car forward) is mainly produced by the flat tyre pushing on the smooth road.
The grooves are mostly to pump water away, so that the rubber presses directly onto the road.

This is a 'winter tyre' with slightly wider grooves to help in a thin layer of snow or melting ice.



A mud tyre is meant for off-road use - the main 'grip' is produced by the lugs pushing against rocks, pebbles etc under the mud.



The verb phrases 'grab onto' and 'hook around' are similar to, but 'stronger' than, "grip".


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Aventador LP700-4
Posted: Saturday, July 1, 2017 7:03:56 AM
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Thanks a million for your informative explanations!
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