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Performance vs tire dimensions

  1. Feb 16, 2013 #1
    I would like to know what effect does tire width and tire diameter has on performance or overall efficiency of a vehicle.
     
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  3. Feb 17, 2013 #2

    Bobbywhy

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    To know the effects of tire width and diameter on performance and efficiency of vehicles I suggest a look at tires on various types of vehicles:

    1. Formula One racing vehicle
    2. Land speed record vehicle
    3. Dragster vehicle
    4. Solar powered vehicle
    5. Passenger car vehicle
    6. Agricultural tractor vehicle
    7. Strip mining ore-carrying truck vehicle

    What are the differences in tire width and diameter on these vehicles? Why do you think those tire widths and diameters chosen?
     
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