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Old 03-12-2013, 09:22 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Fuel for the fire:

Explains why race cars use wide tires.

So - No - the contact patch is not the same with the same pressure and load.

Oh, and tires do NOT behave according to classical friction theory. Tires generate their highest grip at 10% to 15% slip.

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