Why would tires smoke?
Brakes can cause your tires to appear to have smoke coming off of them. If you drive with your foot slightly on the brake pedal with a car equipped with power brakes (most are), you are applying the brakes enough to cause considerable heat.
Are you sure the tires are smoking, and not the brakes? In any case, it is too dangerous to drive.
Your tires are probably not smoking but your brakes are. Mine were smoking the other day and it was because the caliper was stuck which can happen after you have just put new brakes on the car. Be careful because you can ruin your rotors, tires, and brakes.
It can also be caused by high horsepower. In my 1985 Trans Am with a built 350 in it, if I depress the accelerator down too aggressively, I notice a very thick white cloud of smoke simply pouring off my rear tires. It's the strangest thing... This can also occur during hard shifts between gears...
This often happens if the vehicle has been operating with the parking brake partially set. Brakes can become extremely hot and can cause checking of the brake shoes or brake pad materials. If this occurs, the brakes should be inspected to make certain that they are still funcitonal. If the heat has migrated through the wheel and onto the tire causing the tire to smoke as well, the tire is probably beyond help. In a situation like that, the tire should be removed and the bead should be inspected. If the bead is black, and no other damage is detected, the tire is probably ok. If the bead is grey, the tire is probably damaged and is unsafe.
My tires were in a house fire and exposed to heat and smoke. They now have deep cracks around the edges and I cannot remember them being there before. Would the heat and smoke have caused them?
Is there any slip on a Top Fuel or Funny Car between the rear tires and the track at the starting line?
Tony Stewart has two nicknames. He has been called Smoke and has taken that nickname and turned it into a merchandising label. He has also been called the Rushville Rocket. Smoke. He got it from his dirt track days when he first started racing midgets and he would "smoke" his back tires during the starts.
Have recently changed brake discs and pads but there is a rubber burning smell and smoke near the 2 front tires on 206?
The Goodyear website would be a great place to buy good racing tires, as their tires are the official tires of NASCAR. Michelin and Bridgestone tires are also other possible alternatives to consider when buying decent racing tires. For custom tires, America's Tire would be a great company to search to buy racing tires.
Rubber tires are preferred to steel tires because if we had steel tires driving over the smallest pebble would be a very bumpy ride. Rubber tires are flexible and will be smooth when going over rocks. Not to mention, if we had steel tires the government would have to replace the roads everyday with the amount of people tearing them up with steel tires. Also, rubber tires wear out and that means you will have…
By ratio if you mean size, the answer is no unless the car comes from the factory with a different size rear tires than front tires like some sports cars. In that case you would have 2 tires the same size on the front and 2 tires another size on the rear. You should never ever run 2 different size tires on the same axle. Therefore you would never have a situation where you would…