If the tire has less surface area tot he road, I would guess that teh
weight per sqwuar inch would increase...but I'm no engineer.
Matt Pringle wrote:
> 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.
> Ajhsys@aol.com wrote:
> > 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
> > the snow (if the tires are OK)? >>
> > - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> > 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
> > 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