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  • Contact Patch?

  • …tire's contact patch controls your acceleration, braking, and corning inputs to the road. In addition, the shape of the contact patch will influence the performance of the tire and the vehicle it's mounted on. Some examples are as follows: For high performance driving, the tire's contact patch would…

  • 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) --…

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  • Getting the Most From Your Competition Tires

  • Getting the Most From Your Competition Tires

    …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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  • More on Plus Sizing

  • …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…

  • Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H- or V-Speed Rated) 215/55-16 XL Tire

  • Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H- or V-Speed Rated) 215/55-16 XL Tire

    …drivers. AVID ENVigor tires are designed to combine performance, comfort and treadlife along with all-season traction, even in occasional light snow-covered roads.The AVID ENVigor radial's all-season silica tread compound is molded into an optimized contact patch featuring a five-rib directional ...

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