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Actually, on dry pavement, it is better not have any studs at all.
The friction is best (highest) between the caoutchouc and the dry pavement....with no metallic (or synthetic) studs whatsoever.
And when you have ice, snow etc...you need to have as much studs (all of them on)....
So, the advice would come as follows: When in summers....dry roads....hot roads...or even wet roads.....use normal tyres.......and when in winter, use the arctic tyres with full studs on.
Removing some of the studs, would give you a slightly better "dry" traction....so this would really be a compromise (and not a good one, as mentioned earlier)...
But if you want to take some of the studs, you should remove as following:
- you have two arches, on the tyres....one on the left side....and another on the right side of the wheel....these arches running all along the wheel...contain the studs.....follow the arch....and for 1/3 result....remove two, then keep one....then remove the other two etc....do this on both sides.
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