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Subject Thanks for bringing this up
Posted by Schmeal (NV) on December 07, 2017 at 4:35 PM
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In Reply To From an engineering standpoint... posted by Zknowphobe on December 07, 2017 at 03:56 PM
Message I've heard this argument before, but still you see vehicles that require more traction to have wider tires (larger contact patch). What role does contact patch actually have in terms of traction during acceleration and cornering?

I have heard that the coefficient of friction is a function of temperature and wider tires provide more heat dissipation to the contact patch which will in turn provide more consistent traction. Not sure if this is true.

Work on your own car, and don't half ass it.

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