Small update here in my sequential quest for better handling:
installed oem size 215/50/17 conti DWS today; big difference in feel and handling. Gone is the marshmallow feeling and lack of road connect i had w/ the pro contacts that came w/ the car.
Received my steeda RSB from steeda today; in only 3 days which i think is very quick. Plan to install it on saturday morning then take a drive to see how it changes things.
Already w/ just the tire change i see a difference so i'm hoping the new rsb will make it even better... will report back when complete.