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      12-14-2011, 12:57 AM   #55
Mahzari
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Originally Posted by Dave07997S View Post
If only they made a 285/30/19 with the PSSs, I would be all over it.

Dave
Good point. I'm sure soon we'll see it, along with the other missing tire sizes. And personally, I like the look of a good sidewall, which is why I prefer my 18s to the optional 19s

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Originally Posted by Ateam View Post
Actually this is totally wrong. The contact patch does not get bigger with wider tires of any type or any width, rather the contact patch changes shape and gets wider but not as long-more rectangular as the tire gets wider. That offers advantages in some areas and not in others but common misconception is it "increases" the footprint. Only thing that effects area of contact is PSI and mass of car.
You're right, I wasn't thinking. Since the rim width is the same, the area of tiring touching the ground doesn't change, the tire is simply less stretched.
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