- High aspect ratio = tall and narrow contact patch
- Short aspect ratio = chort and wide contact patch
The tread blocks with a taller, narrow profile have more deflection than tread blocks on a lower profile tire. Less deflection results in more cornering force and capability. This assumes all other things are equal, i.e same tread compound, design, etc.
In summary, installing a Plus Size Tire & Wheel Package changes the shape of your contact patch resulting in improved cornering, improved steering response, and a decrease in ride comfort due to the shorter sidewall.
Feel free to a contact a Tire Rack sales specialist for assistance with Plus Size options.