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Re: 16" Wheels and tires are better but... (archive)

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Posted by Mitch on January 28, 2000 at 10:15:42:

In Reply to: Re: 16" Wheels and tires are better but... posted by Doug on January 27, 2000 at 11:37:47:

: [snip]
: One little distinction -- you can't change the SIZE of the contact patch, just the SHAPE.
: [snip]
: Disagree - a narrower tire most definitely has a different SIZE of contact patch.
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Anybody else have any info? I've heard this comment about contact patch size being directly related to mass from many sources, including the instructors at the BMW Ultimate Driving Event. I just looked at the Tire Rack's Tire Tech info, and it's kinda vague on the topic.



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