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Old 01-19-2013, 11:19 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by fatoni View Post
i am not downplaying the importance of aero. if anything i know how significant it is since i ride road bikes. there is no better way to come to appreciate that than being your own engine. at speed you can tell that like eighty percent of your work goes into fighting the wind. i was simply saying that if i had to chose between sacrificing mechanical grip for a reduction in slipperiness, i would do it. especially with 200 hp.
What we've found in our testing is that additional mechanical grip generally is wasted, when you're already WOT (which is a LOT with this car).

For an extreme example, would you rather have 225 or 285 tires on a Miata? For a more realistic one, 225 vs 255? 195 vs 225? Of course it all depends on the situation...
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