In Reply to: Re: 16" Wheels and tires are better but... posted by Doug on January 27, 2000 at 11:37:47:
: One little distinction -- you can't change the SIZE of the contact patch, just the SHAPE.
: Disagree - a narrower tire most definitely has a different SIZE of contact patch.
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.