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Toyo Observe G3 Ice
TyresWinter tyresM+S markingwith snow flake symbol
Tyre dimensions215/60 R17 100T XL
Speed indexT (max 190 km/h)
- EU Tyre Label:
Studdable Passenger/Light Truck Winter Tire
Designed for tough winter conditions, the Observe G3-Ice combines excellent performance with driving comfort. For areas that experience severe winters, this tire can be studded for added traction on ice and compacted snow. Optimized stud hole placement delivers better traction and a quieter ride with fewer studs. Observe G3-Ice shown with winter studs. Pinned to accept TSMI #11 stud.
Observe G3-Ice is a studable winter tire designed for optimum traction and braking on ice and snow. Consistent performance throughout the tire’s life makes it ideal for use in extreme winter weather conditions. Excellent in the most extreme weather conditions, Observe G3-Ice has a directional tread pattern to provide the best possible lateral road holding, even in the most difficult conditions. An optimised stud hole design offers exceptional stud retention and improved acoustic comfort.
- Circumferential Stud Distribution increased to 20 lines
- Excellent ice performance from optimised stud distribution throughout tread section
- Fully complies with latest Scandinavian Tire +amp, Rim Organisation regulation, reducing stud density to a maximum of 50pcs/m2 from 1st July,2013
Walnut Shell Microbits
- Microbits dig in and bite into hard ice surfaces to provide superior grip
- Environmently friendly natural material
Gear shaped edge of stud hole
- Edge effect on ice +amp, snow surface provides added grip
Saw Tooth Edge Block
- Saw tooth edge grabs onto surface snow for extra traction
New Softer, High-Silica Compound
- Ensures tread blocks remain flexible in lower temperatures
- Enhances wet braking and handling even in lower temperatures
Optimized Stud Hole Placement
- Improves road contact and traction with fewer studs
- Reduces noise, resulting in a quieter ride
Large U-Shaped Tread Blocks with Saw-Tooth Edge
- Grab onto the snow for better traction and braking
Gear Edge Design at Stud Hole
- Provides better traction during cornering and braking
- Improves traction as ground walnut shells dig and bite into the snow and ice
- Environmentally-friendly natural material
High Density 3D Multi-Wave Sipes
- Increases tread block rigidity for better ice traction
- Reduces irregular wear, resulting in a more comfortable ride
- Improves traction on ice and compact snow during cornering, braking and acceleration
Since 1st November, 2012 all tyres made after 1st July, 2012 must show the European Tyre Label.
The European Union has developed this new provision to promote economic and ecological efficiency and ensure road safety.
Disadvantages The Tyre Label can provide an overview and give the customer more transparency, but it only covers three criteria. For an extensive evaluation of a tyre, however, far more performance characteristics are relevant. Especially in the search for suitable winter tyres the test results from different test institutions such as the ADAC are much more stringent.
We'd like to point out that it is the manufacturer that labels the tyre and provides us with this information. If you do not find the label values, either the manufacturer did not inform us of the label, or the product was manufactured before July, 2012. Before that date, tyres had not yet been required to carry a label, so in some cases it is possible to purchase a tyre without a Tyre Label.
The tyres are classified in terms of three performance characteristics:
• Fuel Efficiency (letters A to G)
• Wet Grip (letters A to G)
• External Noise
Finally, it is the driver that determines the fuel consumption. In order to reduce this over the long-term, by being careful during acceleration drivers can become more fuel-efficient and environmentally conscious.
Regularly checking tyre pressure helps to improve rolling resistance, reduces energy loss, and supports optimum adhesion in wet conditions. To reduce the risk of accidents and ensure your and the safety of other road users, always keep a reasonable distance.
More information: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/efficiency/tyres/labelling_en.htm
Choose from our large online selection or ask us for advice. Our experts are happy to help you choose the appropriate tyres from our extensive range of products.
The classification in terms of fuel efficiency is divided into seven classes, from the A-class (the highest) to G-class (the
lowest). A tyre in the A-class consumes 0.1 litres less at 100km than a tyre in the B-class. An essential component for fuel
efficiency is the rolling resistance or rolling friction.
Rolling resistance is the force that opposes motion. It is formed, for example, when a wheel is rolling. Rolling resistance depends not only on the geometry but also on the properties of the material.
Average Average value is between C-E. Class D is not used.
It shows how efficient the vehicle can brake on wet roads. Wet grip is an important feature especially with summer tyres.
Class A has the highest safety and the shortest braking distances. Class F has low security and the longest braking distance.
The wet grip classes are based on test driving on wet roads with a speed of approximately 80 km/h. The difference between the braking distance of the tyres is 3-5 feet per grade. E.g., the difference in braking distance between Class A and Class F are up to 18 metres.
Average The average value of the tyres is between class B-E. Class D and G is not used.
The symbol indicates the external rolling noise in decibels and as a 3 class sound wave symbol to clarify whether the tire can
keep the recommended level. External rolling noise does not correspond to tyre noise inside the compartment.
A continuous sound level above 80 decibel can cause health problems.
Three sound waves symbolize the worst results. These are the tyres that exceed the maximum limit of approval. A symbol of 2 sound waves have noise level that corresponds with the approved sound level. Tyres that are marked with 1 sound wave are over three decibel quieter than the approval.