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  • Wider is better some of the time

  • Most of the time a wider tire will offer better performing and cornering but, not always. Without the correct supporting parts and hardware wider tires may not always produce the desired results. While at a driving school in Utah I was able to participate in an interesting exercise involving…

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  • Wider Proves to be Faster

  • So, now that we have tires and wheels installed, it’s time to find out how much quicker around our test track this combination is versus the O.E. tires and wheels. To simulate the total lap time of a typical national level autocross event, we combined 2 flying laps of our standard test course.…

  • Why is Narrower Better in Winter Conditions?

  • "Why does Tire Rack recommend narrower tires for winter use?" It's all about physics. Wider tire sizes have to plow through the snow which causes more resistance and a tendency to float. A narrower option, with a smaller contact patch, has more weight per square inch that helps the tire…

  • Is a Staggered or Square Set-Up Best for Winter?

  • Better winter traction from a narrower rear tire * Ability to rotate the tires for longer wear * Simplicity of installation with all four tires being the same * Generally a lower price in a more common front tire size Advantages to a staggered set-up: * Better straight-line dry traction from a wider

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