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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.…

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  • Upgrade to Aftermarket Wheels

  • …wheels have reduced weight vs. their O.E. counterparts. The initial advantage is in unsprung weight variance. Not only can this affect the overall gas mileage of the vehicle, but also allows the vehicle to respond better, especially on imperfect roads. Lighter wheels allow for less vibrations or…

  • 2013 Infiniti JX35 Winter Solution

  • …be about .4" wider and .6" shorter, or a 255/50R20 that is .8" wider and about .2" shorter than the original size. There are dedicated winter solutions available in both of these sizes that will fit on the factory wheels. While both sizes are wider and not ideal to maximize…

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  • Tire Tech Information - Hydroplaning: the Role Tires Play

  • …tread design. It depends on how much water has to be removed, how much weight is pressing down on the tires and how efficient the tread design is at evacuating water. While deeper water, higher speeds, lighter vehicles, wider tires, less tread depth and less efficient tread designs will cause tires…

  • E46 M3 Track Tires and Wheels

  • …but the Toyo Proxes RA888 provides slightly better grip than the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup and a little bit of a better value. The Michelin Pilot Sport Cup's main advantage is more consistent grip from lap to lap, therefore it may be the better choice for a longer event. Toyo Proxes RA1s are…

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  • Suspension Tech Information - Shock Absorber & Suspension Tech 101

  • …then the car goes faster, is safer, and has better ride quality. Shock absorbers play a key role in a suspension's function and have a large impact on the car's overall handling and ride quality. Although called "shock absorbers," a better term is "dampers" as their job is to damp or control the car…

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