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Re: Fw: Going to look at a '71 B tomorrow

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Subject: Re: Fw: Going to look at a '71 B tomorrow
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Sat, 18 Dec 1999 14:40:55 -0800
Yes, of course, I should have made that clear. I was talking general 
principles. had this to say:
>Keep in mind that what we are comparing is two tires that are EXACTLY the 
>same.  The same rubber compound, the same sidewall height, the same sidewall 
>stiffness, the same tread, AND the same tire pressure, all on the same car.  
>In that case, the contact patch will be the same area, even with different 
>width tires.
>Back to the real world.  Wider tires are of no advantage if they have the 
>same sidewall height and stiffness.  They aren't much stickier (for 
>competition use, at least) if they don't have a softer rubber compound, 
>So in the real world, narrower, taller tires tend to have a smaller contact 
>patch area than wider, lower tires (that you probably bought to make the car 
>corner better in the dry), and so they are better in snow.  
>Ok...back to LBCs.
>Allen Hefner
>Philly Region SCCA Rally Steward
>'77 Midget
>'92 Mitsubishi Expo LRV Sport


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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