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  • How big is your contact patch?

  • …always telling you to keep an eye on your tires' tread depth. A contact patch is about the size of your hand (times four, of course). Not that big considering the weight and movement that those contact patches must support. Contact patches are dependent on a tire’s aspect ratio (profile) -- low profile…

  • Tire Tech Information - Contact Patch

  • …Information Additional Tire Tech Articles Alignment Be TireWise Breaking in Your Tires Calculating Approximate Tire Dimensions Construction Materials Contact Patch Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN) Dangers of Mixing Tire Tread Depths Determining the Age of a Tire Diagnosing…

  • Contact Patch?

  • Contact patch, two little words that represent a major impact on your vehicle's performance and your safety. A tire's contact patch or as it is often called, the tire's footprint, is normally not much bigger than your hand and often smaller than a professional sport player's shoes, yet, it's the only…

  • More on Plus Sizing

  • …height decreases. The contact patch of the tire changes shape by becoming shorter and wider. While the shape changes, the size (area) of the contact patch remains relatively unchanged. * High aspect ratio = tall and narrow contact patch* Short aspect ratio = chort and wide contact patchWhat does this mean?…

  • Super Tire: Michelin Pilot Super Sport

  • Contact Patch 2.0 to improve footprint pressure distribution, which in turn aids handling and improves treadlife. A tire's contact patch is the only connection between the road and the vehicle. The size and shape of the contact patch, as well as the pressure distribution within the contact patch are…

  • Putting Larger Wheels on Your Vehicle

  • …decreases. The contact patch of the tire changes shape by becoming shorter and wider. While the shape changes, the size (area) of the contact patch remains relatively unchanged. * High aspect ratio = tall and narrow contact patch * Short aspect ratio = short and wide contact patch What does this mean?…

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