At 7/17/12 09:23 PM, DickBuns wrote:
At 7/17/12 09:19 PM, Razz wrote:
Tiny rims have nothing to do with the surface to surface contact of a tire to the ground. The reason why racecars typically have small rims is too limit weight. Weight is the enemy of speed and acceleration obviously.
At 7/17/12 08:50 PM, Parlux wrote:
Don't put giant rims on the car.That's good advice, smaller rims mean more rubber, which means more traction. There's a reason why the wheels of race cars often have these tiny rims.
Working in the automotive industry I have learned hands-on that smaller rims, giving the tire more rubber, allows for more traction in specific instances. There's a reason you primarily see them on trucks and AWD vehicles. Weight is just one of many factors. If you also have experience in the industry, please, fill us in.