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Old 02-01-2013, 05:40 PM   #513
amalgrover
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So if stopping a vehicle is negative acceleration, and width of tires don't matter when it comes to negatively accelerating, then why does a wider contact patch matter so much during positive acceleration?

I am not trying to be rude or argue...I am just curious why in drag racing, road racing, etc., wider and stickier is better than skinnier and stickier. I feel that if you were correct, then every race car out there would be buying 165 width slicks instead of tires twice that width because the extra width is only gaining them weight instead of grip. It just seems to me that you are missing a variable in your equation somewhere...
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