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      05-12-2010, 11:27 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by whaleboy View Post
I was about to mention the same thing... The rims are wider, but the tires are the same, so does that actually increase the contact patch? I wouldn't think so, it would just push each patch out a bit giving it a wider overall track, but the actual contact patches would be the same.

I think...

I think this explains why the side profile on the ZCP tires I saw seemed to "slant" inward more compared to the 19" on the non-ZCPs. It looked a lot better to me as I've grown to really dislike the thickness of the stock side profiles. Its one thing I'm finding harder and harder to live with. And why I'm going down a size 265/30/19 with my next set.