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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-07-2002, 05:39 PM
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Re: How do big tires stress axles?

Well, Im no physics expert either, but I am going to take a guess as well.
I would have to say that just as a wider tire puts more stress on your axle, so would a taller tire. The leverage with a taller tire when say, lifted in the air would be more stress then a tire that is not as tall.
Imagine the end of the axle being point "a". Whereever point "b" is, (B being far side of width of tire, or farthest part of tire away from where point a is)is going to be the most stress-full part of the tire. whether that is width or heighth.

Then again, I could also be talking our of my @$$.
So....take it as you see it.

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