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Old 03-12-2013, 02:38 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by CapriRacer View Post
Fuel for the fire:

Fact or Fiction? Tire contact patch and air pressure.

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.
Nothing wrong with the classical friction theory, just that there are more factors at work when considering tire performance.
I'm not coasting, I'm shifting slowly.
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