Stuff I like: Wide Tires
I love wide, sticky tires.
Now that they’re finally becoming economically priced, I don’t see a reason not to add a wider contact patch to your car. While most people are into skinny tires on wide wheels, I’m into filling the wheelwells with traction. Wider tires decrease wheelspin during acceleration, prevent wheel lockup when braking, and increase cornering traction. It’s a simple concept at heart, but so many car builds seem to miss out on my core principles.
In my book, traction is at the top of my priority list, and since tires are the only part of my car that are designed to touch the ground, I’ll take as much as I can get.
They’re finally starting to come into popularity, with 315/35-17 sizes becoming commonplace so I have a sneaking suspicion that I’m going to have to order some wheels to mount them up on my next fun daily.