Originally Posted by wilson1010
At the same psi and the same vehicle weight, every tire, regardless of size, puts the same area on the pavement. I have no opinion as to whether a wide tire or a narrow tire is better for gas mileage, but the contact area is the same. Just a different shape.
Can't say I can see this. A stock 225/75r16 on a stock Jeep wheel would not have the same contact patch as a 33x14.50-15 on a 12" wide wheel.
or a 38x14.50, or a 54" Bogger.
Try those skinny tires in the soft sand. Won't work. If the skinny tire were the ticket, you would see a lot more of em on comp rock crawlers, trail rigs, and desert racers.