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    Latest Pirelli P Zero rated for 230 mph
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    There are lots of ways to crank more power out of an engine -- bore it out, bolt-on superchargers, turbochargers, intercoolers -- if you're reading Autoblog, you know the drill. Putting that power down on the road is another story altogether, though. No matter how advanced the technology in the ...

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    Drop that tire: Goodyear workers go on strike
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    At 1 PM EST yesterday, the United Steelworkers union terminated its contract with Goodyear, causing 15,000 employees to walk off the job and subsequently shut down 16 plants in the U.S. and Canada. The strike came after negotiations between the two parties had stalled after several months of ...

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    The Tire Ring - may you never tire of one another
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    We've seen automotive inspired jewelry before. Bracelets that look like chains, shift gate earrings, even piston-shaped pendants. But for all you gear heads out there who might be heading down the aisle soon, we offer a suggestion for a way to personalize your commitment to your betrothed, while ...

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    VIDEO: Drag racing tires in slow-mo
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    We always assumed that every component of a top-fuel dragster or funny car undergoes an unthinkable amount of stress on each run, but this high-quality, slow-motion video shows exactly how a drag racing tire reacts to the extreme amount of abuse it takes each time down the track. As substantial as ...

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    Goodyear Eagles take flight with carbon fiber
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    Goodyear is adding carbon fiber to its latest generation of Eagle tires. Dubbed 'ResponsEdge Technology with Carbon Fiber,' the company's new shoes match a carbon fiber sidewall ring with a Kevlar overlay and an asymmetrical tread design. According to the company line, the exotic construction ...

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    High gas prices inflate nitrogen-in-tires debate. Again.
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    The picture at right nicely captures the sales message at many service centers. But will you get better gas mileage if you inflate your car's tires with nitrogen instead of compressed air? That's one of the claims of advocates of nitrogen inflation systems, like N2Revolution, and auto service ...

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    Mazda RX-9 features Mighty Morphin' tire technology and energy absorbent skin
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    The Mazda RX-9 is an advanced concept that came out on top in this year’s Michelin Design Challenge. It’s a hybrid featuring a 2.5L V6 and wafer-thin electric motor, but features a couple of technologies not seen before in the race for higher fuel mileage. James Owen Design is the ...

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    Goodyear blows out 1,500 jobs, shutters European plants
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    Goodyear Tire & Rubber has announced plans to slash 1,500 jobs in an effort to save $50 million dollars. The world's largest tire company will reach those goals in part by shuttering plants in Britain and Poland. Part of its restructuring efforts that began last September, the manufacturer ...

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    Goodyear adds some (carbon) fiber to its diet
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    Is there any application that wouldn’t benefit from the addition of carbon fiber? You can strike tire technology from the list, as Goodyear has announced a new line of Eagle tires that features ResponsEdge Technology. The outboard sidewall of these new shoes are reinforced with a carbon fiber ...

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