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New racer here, maybe dumb question but does it matter which way the H2O tire is mounted? Thanks



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New racer here, maybe dumb question but does it matter which way the H2O tire is mounted? Thanks

Only if you want to be fast going forward... or backward.

 

Directional arrows on the sidewall.


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From Hoosier site:

4. Does it matter which direction I mount my tires?
All Hoosier tires having directional arrows must be mounted so that the tire travels in the direction of the arrow. Hoosier tires having directional arrows will have them on both sidewalls.  Directional arrows may not be on a tire that can have both a left and/or right side application. All Hoosier tires not having directional arrows should be mounted as detailed below.
Every Hoosier race tire has a four character serial code embossed into one sidewall of the tire. All Hoosier DOT tires will also have two additional codes as required by the Department of Transportation. (Example: J7AB 4AX8 3701)


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Some directional tires become less critical after a few heat cycles. The H20 tires always manner. Backward they will pump water from the edge of tires to the middle which would lead to hydroplaning.



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I had a set of SMW's mounted last week and couldn't find the directional arrows. But H2O's have them? I had them mounted to see the 'V' looking from the front.


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No arrows on side walls, figured common sense on direction of tread pattern.






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