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Old 08-10-2012, 01:53 AM   #42
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There may have been other factors at play. More mechanical grip almost always improves lap times. If you're putting wider tires on your car (within reason), of the same brand/type and maintaining the same rolling diameter and getting slower lap times then something else needs to be addressed.
You can see that it slowed acceleration going to the wider tires. They use G-meters to monitor acceleration and grip.

I've seen this same phenomenom in Forza (they use a good tire physics system) so I'm not surprised.

Plus it just makes sense, unsprung rolling mass is multiplied compared to sprung mass. Plus bigger tires have more rolling resistance. On modest HP, it makes a significant difference.
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