Focus Fanatics - View Single Post - anyone NOT like the stock tires?
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:46 PM   #105
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Originally Posted by Fresh1 View Post
On bumpy surfaces, I find the (16") ContiProContact to be very rough - while on smooth surfaces they feel soft and a bit squishy. It's as if the extra sidewall and greater air volume in the tire (215-55-16 size) make it super bouncy (i.e. a perfect storm of sorts combined with the steel-wheel weight), so that that the suspension damping cannot absorb the kinetic energy that the bumps impart into the tire, because the tires pass it all to the vehicle (instead of the tire rubber absorbing much of it).
Have you driven the vehicle with other tire types/sizes?
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