I could be wrong here but isn't the "weight per square inch" (ie.,
contact pressure) dictated by the tire pressure and not the width of the
tire. I would think the a narrow tire would have a contact patch that's
longer in the axial direction of the car but not any smaller.
> In a message dated 12/16/99 11:47:37 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> << One question. It is supposed to snow
> around here a bit tomorrow. If I would happen to buy the car, how are B's in
> the snow (if the tires are OK)? >>
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> I have driven all my LBCs in the snow in years past. They handle fine AS
> LONG AS YOU KNOW HOW TO DRIVE in the snow. Narrow tires give you more weight
> per square inch than wide tires. Decent treads will grip the snow. Don't
> slam on the brakes...don't try to turn while braking (which you shouldn't do
> in the dry either)...and don't spin the wheels when you start up.
> Go to an empty parking lot and "cut some cookies" to get a feel for the car
> in snow. If you use your head, there is no problem driving any car in the
> snow. (SUV's not included!)
> Good luck with the B. Hope it is an early Christmas present (read "almost
> concours quality" and they don't know it)!!!
> Allen Hefner
> SCCA Philly Region Rally Steward
> '77 Midget
> '92 Mitsubishi Expo LRV Sport