Assuming similar tire construction, then I believe the contact patch should be
the same size, just a different shape.
From Bill L <pythias at pacifier.com>
Sent: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 13:57:58 -0800
To: Ron Soave <email@example.com>
Cc: spridgets <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Brain teaser
and now for another brain teaser .....
assuming that the tires are to be filled to the exact same
tire pressure, which puts more rubber on the road, a tall
skinny tire, (like a 165/80/13) or a short fat tire, (like a
205/50/15)? of course on the same car.
no prizes... sorry can't afford shipping. :-)