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  • Contact Patch?

  • …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 be…

  • How big is your contact patch?

  • …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) -- low…

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  • Getting Ready for Spring

  • …and inspected. Luckily, there was no further damage and the tire was able to be plugged and patched. The internal patch is important for a long-term repair. A simple plug can be forced out over time, but a patch and plug should last the life of the tire. For more information on repairing a punctured…

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  • Review of: Continental ContiProContact

  • …of the tire. My son, the %22MARINE%22, returned from Afghanistan and begged to borrow the car. Now I have one tire with a radial patch and the other three all have plugs so I no longer feel they%27re safe. I guess he thought he was still in a Humvee. Now I have to buy new tires for the Challenger…

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  • Review of: Continental ContiProContact

  • …of the tire. My son, the %22MARINE%22, returned from Afghanistan and begged to borrow the car. Now I have one tire with a radial patch and the other three all have plugs so I no longer feel they%27re safe. I guess he thought he was still in a Humvee. Now I have to buy new tires for the Challenger…

  • Review of: Continental ContiProContact

  • …of the tire. My son, the %22MARINE%22, returned from Afghanistan and begged to borrow the car. Now I have one tire with a radial patch and the other three all have plugs so I no longer feel they%27re safe. I guess he thought he was still in a Humvee. Now I have to buy new tires for the Challenger…

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  • More on Plus Sizing

  • …and the sidewall height 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…

  • Is your engine tuned to perfection?

  • …power at wide-open throttle. It's all about personalizing your vehicle's performance to meet your specific needs. And it's really easy to do. Just plug it in to your vehicle's under-dash connector, answer a few questions, and then push the button. It takes less than 15 minutes. And no, it won't…

  • Review of: Dunlop Radial Rover A/T

  • …took them off at 185,000. Definitly a good tire. Worked good in washington, florida, and san diego. Probably not the best tire for the snow, but will work if ya have to. Patched them up a few times with plugs. and i could have kept them for another year, but i got a steal on a new set. great tires.


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