Official TN Member
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Canada, land of the potholes.
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
I had the OE 205/55/16 turanzas to start , bounced around like a broken rubber ball. As soon as I got new rims and a bit of cash I got 205/60/16 BFG t/a 's for a bit more sidewall.The roads around here, most of Canada frankly suck with poor maintenance and winter 6 of 12 months. Repairs actually sometimes make the conditions worse if that can be believed!
It could be argued that I gave up some cornering ability but I can tell you the ride improved immensely and I drive it around corners now with precision as I am not being beat up with every pavement cut and broken piece of pavement.
I know the overall diameter is a bit less but everything still works as it should.
In addition the difference in noise with the t/a's vs the OE crap in amazing! almost no tire noise at all vs the drone of the OE.
I drive this car every day , with 60 series tires, eibach progressive rate lowered springs and about all the UR stuff I can bolt on( see other threads for my stuff) I can tell you its a pretty good drive. except for the over-assisted electric p/s that Toyota wont fix...
+165000 km now, still running like it did when I bought it! well maybe better lol!!