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  • How big is your contact patch?

  • …on a tire’s aspect ratio (profile) -- low profile or high profile. For example, low profile tires (at left) have a short and wide contact patch that translates to very responsive handling, stability and traction on dry roads and in corners. High profile tires (at right), on the other hand,…

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  • What is "Plus Sizing" and what are the benefits?

  • …the appearance and performance of their vehicle by mounting lower profile tires on larger diameter wheels. One-inch greater wheel diameter is referred to as plus-one, two inches is plus-two... and so on. Using a lower profile tire with a greater diameter rim allows the overall diameter to remain…

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  • Plus Sizing 101

  • …how it works. What is plus sizing? Plus sizing is the process of using larger diameter wheels mounted with lower profile tires. Why plus size? The purpose for using lower profile tires in plus sizing is twofold. First, doing so maintains the overall diameter of the Tire & Wheel Package. This…

  • Low Profile Tires

  • If you drive a sporty coupe or sedan, you'll appreciate the performance benefits of a low profile tire. Thanks to a shorter sidewall, these tires handle curves, corners and turns with tight precision and control. But that same sidewall slightly compromises ride comfort because less rubber means less…

  • Review of: Continental VancoFourSeason

  • Tried to go the less expensive route, but most other tires I tried did not allow for the stability of a higher profile vehicle.%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3ERecommend replacement with factory tires for the transit.

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