> The steering's a little heavier, the handling overall's a bit
FWIW, my TR3A steering actually wound up quite light with the wide tires.
Of course, I changed a lot of other things too, so I don't really know how
much effect the tires alone would have had. But with the other changes I
incorporated, the overall handling was a LOT better, not just a bit. I've
been driving the project TR3 with skinny Kumhos on it, and it's downright
scary how easy it is to slide it around compared to the old 3A.
Oddly enough, I had exactly the same experience as you, a Volvo wagon turned
left across my lane and I found it amazingly easy to lock the brakes. I
remember thinking "If I don't get my foot up, I'm going to hit him" ... so I
did and steered around. Fortunately the car to my left (which had blocked
me from the Volvo's view) stopped far enough back so I was able to go
between him & the Volvo.
Tire choice makes a huge difference, IMO, and high performance tires just
are not available in skinny 15" profiles. Doing a quick check at TireRack,
I see only one "Ultra High Performance" tire in 185/65, but six of them in
And of course nothing at all in 165 width.
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