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Old 05-24-2011, 02:36 AM   #64
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Originally Posted by TerraPhantm View Post
Maybe it's placebo, but I could swear that even relatively minor changes in tire width seem to have a profound effect on the traction available in the lower gears. In 1st gear, my car would squirm all over the place with 255 width rear tires. After upgrading to 275s, the rear end is planted unless I purposely abuse the clutch a bit.

Probably a dumb question, but does total load effect static friction differently than kinetic friction? And I know "vary a bit" isn't exactly a scientific term lol. I have no idea what all goes into calculating the friction coefficients, so I couldn't use a more precise term

I'll have to look that book up
I don't believe the load affects static and kinetic friction any differently. Definitely not a dumb question.

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