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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…

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Why are Narrower Tires Better for Winter Driving?


…about this is from the perspective of the contact patch. A tire's contact patch or "footprint" greatly influences its performance and is dependent on its profile. The narrower the width, the smaller the contact patch will be. This is the area that makes contact with the ground as rotation occurs. With…

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Tire Shaving Available at Tire Rack


…autocross and track use, the reason they're so effective is because they feature shallow tread depths and their contact patch acts as a single unit. Any tread design that breaks up the contact patch into smaller elements or adds more tread depth will increase the tread block squirm and reduce dry performance…

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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…
 

Tire Tech Information - Contact Patch


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

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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?…

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Get shorty ... or not


…when driven aggressively the sidewalls are so over worked they can not properly control the contact patch of the tire which allows for excessive sidewall roll-over, irregular wear, tread block and contact patch flex. These all rob the tires performance ability and grip. The added flexing of the tire will…

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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…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Contact with Petrochemicals and Solvents


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

Tire Tech Information - Shaving Tires for Autocross / Track Use / Competition


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

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Tire Test Results : Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 Introductory Test Report


…tiny bubbles in the shape of tubes and cells work to temporarily wick away some of the water that forms under the tire's contact patch. This puts the tread rubber in better contact with the surface for improved traction. While Bridgestone has used a Multicell compound on several generations of Blizzak…

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Getting the Most From Your Competition Tires

Getting the Most From Your Competition Tires


…the same time? Luckily, Tire Rack offers competition tire heat cycling and shaving for these exact needs. Any tread design that breaks up the contact patch into smaller elements or adds additional tread depth (required to enhance wet traction) will increase tread block squirm and reduce dry performance…

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