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Old 03-14-2013, 02:19 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Yeah... wobbly there... but it points out an interesting direction for further study. In automobiles, it's quite common to stretch tires over wider rims for better performance. Heck, Jaguar did it with the new XFR-S... same tires as the XFR, but inch-wider rims.

I'm just wondering if anybody has ever tried to quantify the change in contact patch due to the change in wheel size, aside from this. Most data regarding this is anecdotal, at best, and I've read lots of theories about why stretch is effective, but nobody else seems to have looked at the contact patches. Still looking.
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