A lot of passion here…There is a bunch of SCIENCE being spewed on this thread that is absolutely irrelevant to the topic at hand. INCREASING patch size (which is exactly what happens) makes the car more agile. ALWAYS. The "science" being spewed says that, too. For some reason theory is being thrown out and not applied here. Instead, it gets applied to a balloon in a vacuum. This group should run off experience some too.
Are you saying that a wider tire has a larger contact patch?