Often overlooked, those four patches of rubbers are your only contacts with road when driving ~ could make the difference between keeping you on the road or careening off-course & worse, into a tree or lamp post if they lose traction. Bad/unmaintained tires ~ usually one of the major factors of an accident
Acknowledging the spirited type of driver I can be at times, I opted for a pair of Toyo Trampio R1R rubbers (made in
Since it’s only available in limited sizes, I’m currently running a staggered rubber setup of 195/55R15 upfront (brand new Toyos) & my old 195/50R15 at the rear (but better treaded pair of Neova AD07). My car looks a bit funny with the fatter rubbers in front with a diameter difference of 0.7” larger than my initial setup (filled the wheel arch to the brim!) , so had to dial-in sufficient height increase on the front adjustable coilovers to ensure the wheels don’t chuck against the inner fenders when turning. The fatter rubbers upfront should absorb the bumps better & make for a more comfy drive.
Being a front wheel drive, it would suffice to have more grip on the front tires; this setup should give ample traction… though I have yet to really put it to the test. Have been reluctant to give my ride the trashing drive it deserves since I got her back; maybe someday soon, since her vital checks have been verified okay. =p
* i had a very good company to do my manly shopping trip with today! =)