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  • Smaller Wheels for Winter?

  • …speedometer and odometer to not be affected. When you have the same diameter tire, but a smaller diameter wheel, this gives the tire's sidewall more height, which helps absorb the impacts from the road and will help lessen the chance of flat tires and bent wheels. All wheels we list for an…

  • Do Low Profile Tires Have a Harsh Ride?

  • Often times when moving to a larger diameter wheel, a car must use tires with a shorter sidewall height in order to keep the same overall diameter. This concept is called Plus Sizing. Take a look at one of my previous blog posts for additional information. The chart below displays the changes in…

  • Tire Sizing

  • …= 5.37" sidewall Remember there are two sidewalls (top and bottom) and one 14" wheel separating them. 5.37 + 5.37 + 14 = 24.7" overall diameter 70% of a wider tire will be also taller. So when calling to order tires for a custom hot rod please know your height and width requrements.…

  • Upgrade to Aftermarket Wheels

  • …the wheel size, the width of the wheel also increases. To compensate, the width of the tire increases and the sidewall gets shorter to make up for the extra inch of wheel height. The wider your tires get, the more rubber you have contacting the ground, thus increasing your handling characteristics.…

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  • Get shorty ... or not

  • …where it can support the car at a static rest point but, when driven aggressively the sidewalls are so over worked they can not properly control the contact patch of the tire which allows for excessive sidewall roll-over, irregular wear, tread block and contact patch flex. These all rob the tires…

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  • More on Plus Sizing

  • When creating a Plus Size fitment, the section width of the tire increases 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 =…

  • Review of: Yokohama Y379B

  • …very light and the ride quality is very very comfy. It doesn%27t handle like it did with very low profile tires, but considering the jump in sidewall height these tires stick to the road very well. I push them hard to try to get them to give, but they don%27t. I am very happy with these tires…

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