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  • How big is your contact patch?

  • …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 or high profile. For example, low profile tires (at left) have a short and wide contact patch that translates to very…

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  • Plus 1 Plus 2 Equals What?

  • …section width (first number in the size) while decreasing the aspect ratio (second number in the size). The wheel size stays the same so you will not have to purchase new wheels. Plus 1 - Increase the section width while decreasing aspect ratio but also increase the wheel size by 1 inch. The result…

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  • …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? The tread blocks with a taller, narrow profile have more deflection…


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