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Old 11-09-2012, 09:16 AM   #1
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FR-S on Snowtires

Hi Revscene,

I have a 2013 FR-S which I had just switched over to snowtires (Bridgestone Blizzak WS70) they are mounted on 16" steelies similar offset as my oem rims.

After the switch I noticed a significant amound of body roll and twisting feeling when doing a light jerk of the wheel left then right. It now has a boaty feel to it.

Any thoughts of what can be causing this? Sorry if this might be a dumb question
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I was just testing the feel, after I noticed the boaty feeling while driving to work this morning
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its because you have a softer and taller sidewall. low profile gives a stiffer ride
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It's because your new tires have more sidewall than the stock ones (16" vs 17" rims with the same overall diameter) and MUCH softer sidewalls. The tires deform a ton compared to your old tires. Winter tires will always feel much softer because the sidewalls are designed to deform to help with traction in snow, etc.

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also, WS70's don't exactly have the same grip on dry ground as your primacy HP... winter tires always make me feel like i'm driving a boat...
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