Those four small contact patches that grip the road are critical to contributing to the trust we place in our vehicles. Those few square inches of rubber determine, well, just about everything. It’s the job of the tires to exploit the power of the engine, enable the brakes to do their job, and determine how successfully a car will go around a corner. It’s hard to overstate the enormous burden that tires carry. Manufacturers work together to carefully engineer an optimum combination of grip, road feel, ride quality, noise control and tire wear, but sticking with original equipment tires won’t fulfill your needs if those tires weren’t meant for the high performance you’re after.
Whether you’re shopping for a specific brand or need expert guidance, Wildman Custom will fit your ride with the exact wheel/tire combo needed. If we don’t keep your favorite brand, or you haven’t found wheels to fit your ride, we can get them!
As the aspect ratio of a tire drops a number of things change. Low Profile tires do stabilize the tread, improve grip, and enhance road feel through the steering because they’re stiffer and less compliant. While this is helpful, the increased contact patch to the pavement makes the tire more prone to hydroplaning on wet roads. Even at modest speeds, it’s possible for the rubber to ride on top of the water instead of plowing through the water to the pavement.
Managing your vehicle’s looks while enhancing performance is what we do. When you’re ready, reach out and give us a call!