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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) --…

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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…

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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…

  • Tire Tech Information - Contact Patch

  • …to believe, but Shaq puts more rubber down than most cars do. The contact patch of most tires is about the size of your hand and has to handle a lot more weight and force than those big Reeboks do. The shape of a tire's contact patch or "footprint" greatly influences its performance and is dependent…

  • Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H- or V-Speed Rated) 225/65-17 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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  • Sumitomo HTR Z

  • …and Camaros. Developed to provide confidence on wet and dry surfaces, the HTR Z's circumferential grooves efficiently remove water from the contact patch to resist hydroplaning. Like all summer tires, this tire from Sumitomo is not intended to be driven in near-freezing temperatures, through snow…

  • Blizzak WS70

  • …roads. Its unique dual tread, Multicell compound is molded into a directional tread design to help evacuate water and slush away from the tire's contact patch and increase hydroplaning resistance. The Blizzak WS70 also features 3-D zigzag sipes to enhance dry road performance while maintaining snow,…

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