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Old 01-22-14, 08:02 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by oohpapi44 View Post
Believe you'd still have to exceed the tire manfacturer rating pretty far to see a significantly smaller contact patch.
I used to think the same thing till i was passenger in my co-workers IS300. He absolutely doesn't know anything about cars and maintained his tire pressures by the max psi indicated on his sidewalls. He would complain about tires and brag about how his car is a "sleeper" drift car because it was tail happy. I had to explain to him his tire pressures were so high it upset the handling and grip he had in the rear. I happened to be in the car when he had a blowout while on a lunch break. His tires were very much like the tire as pictured here on the right.

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