It takes around 100 miles to "scrub in" new UHP tires. They will feel oily and slick. You should drive on them for at least a week.
^^^this^^^It takes around 100 miles to "scrub in" new UHP tires. They will feel oily and slick. You should drive on them for at least a week.
The rears probably do better on the coupe owing to the wider 10.0" rear wheels. I think with the 9.5's on the stock sedan and wagon they get more squirm. Wish they all had the same size tires...the 10" rear as a stock size would be ideal. Of course guys will always want more meat, but that seems like a good start for a car with 550+ lb/ft bone stock. I can only imagine they must have been lazer focused on the N'ring times (and nothing else) to specifically spec a 9.5" rear on a car like this....I'm running those sizes on my coupe and I think they handle great.
Absolutely. Put a couple hundred miles on them and they will feel totally different. All high performance tires will do this and motorcycle tires are even worse. Lots of great reviews on these tires and good testimony from folks on this forum that are using them. Drive on em a bit and get them cooked in and I think you will like them.Yeah - I know about the release compound and such. It's not that they felt slippery, they definitely grip and bite OK under modest turning. But the turn-in feels sloppy and the tail end of the car also feels uncontrolled. Do you feel strongly that this could be due to the release agents used in the moulding process? Anyway, I'll hold judgment for now as I know some amount of break-in is normal. Maybe another PSI or two would help...
Heh - well they are paid for and on the car now, so I'm for a penny, in for a pound at this point. I gave the car a wash and dressed the new tires over lunch - I think that helped the turn-in performance someI had the same initial feeling when I got mine. I have the 275/295 combo of the PSS. Keep the tires on there, they absolutely kick ass. The sloppiness goes away after 1,000 miles or so. They last so long that it really takes time for them to break in. Mine are worn probably 7/10 and the traction and turn-in crispness is amazing.
The worn stock sized PS2's will feel lightning quick having zero tread flex and being somewhat stretched. The extra sidewall you have now will help soak up bumps and lead to better traction from a dig.