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New Pilot Super Sports feel "floaty"...

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Well, I'm waiting on some new wheels to arrive. But the stock PS/2's were shot. So I picked up a set of Michelin Super Sports. The only problem is/was that the stock sizes were nowhere to be found. So I went with 265's up front and 295's out back.

I have only driven them home from work - but my first impression is that the handling isn't so great. I suspect it's because I upsized over the stock sizes, but the car seems like it floats more than it should - it just doesn't feel nearly as connected to the road as before. The rear 295 on the stock 9.5 inch wheel definitely has a bit of bulge to it - and I am sure that results in some play or lateral movement on the rear, contributing significantly to the sloppy feel. I suppose it also could simply be because the new tires have new tread blocks - they aren't worn down and so it's only reasonable to assume they have a big more wiggle. But the PSS has pretty large blocks - so any tread block movement should be minimized.

Anyone else put this combo on their V on stock wheels? What did you think? I'm not too worried because the new wheels are 9.0 front 10.5 rear and I'll go with proper tire fitment for them, which should tighten things up. But I have a bunch of family coming into town, the V is my DD, and I live in Houston where major downpours make driving with no tread depth ill advised.

I guess I'll be selling these tires (and maybe the wheels) in a few months once I get the new gear in.
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Any new updates to how they feel now? Does the .5 extra on the coupe really help with the 295/35/19 pss? I don't want the sloppy drag radial feel from a performance tire.
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