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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…

  • 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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  • Review of: Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D ROF

  • Purchased as a snow tire, I was not expecting it to handle as well as the lower profile Goodyear Eagles that were OEM on the Cooper S but they are better. A bit noisier with a slightly softer ride they perform as well. Traction is exceptional considering we have had almost 40 inches of snow in…

  • Review of: Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D ROF

  • Purchased as a snow tire, I was not expecting it to handle as well as the lower profile Goodyear Eagles that were OEM on the Cooper S but they are better. A bit noisier with a slightly softer ride they perform as well. Traction is exceptional considering we have had almost 40 inches of snow in…

  • Review of: Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D ROF

  • Purchased as a snow tire, I was not expecting it to handle as well as the lower profile Goodyear Eagles that were OEM on the Cooper S but they are better. A bit noisier with a slightly softer ride they perform as well. Traction is exceptional considering we have had almost 40 inches of snow in…

  • Winter Tire and Wheel Packages

  • …tires will provide better snow and ice traction than wider tires. Also, smaller diameter wheels with higher profile tires will help bring the overall cost down and using a higher profile tire will make it less likely that your wheels will be dented from potholes. After you select a tire you can…

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  • More on Plus Sizing

  • …patch* Short aspect ratio = chort and wide contact patchWhat does this mean? The tread blocks with a taller, narrow profile have more deflection than tread blocks on a lower profile tire. Less deflection results in more cornering force and capability. This assumes all other things are equal, i.e…

  • 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…

  • Related Products: Plus One Sizing

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