Hi ! Tire Trouble: I bought a pretty well maintained 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer 1.6 petrol this spring.…
Hi ! Tire Trouble: I bought a pretty well maintained 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer 1.6 petrol this spring. Tires were starting to come apart so I got rid of them and got new Summer Goodyear Ultragrip Performance. I was disappointed by the ride harshness even at very low speeds (I though rigid suspension) AND handling, as it felt floating and jerking in the bends (I thought soft rubber compounds). At about 120 km/h on some types of asphalt the tires would resonate and the noise would be terrible ( like a bad bearing ) I now got new Dunlop ( owned by Goodyear in EU ) winter -the ride is MUCH improved on smoothness, noise AND handling feels better too. The car is VERY noticeably transformed for the better, so my reasoning is that Goodyear tires are just that BAD - sidewall is so weak that it doesn’t absorb bumps and potholes but sends the shock straight to the suspension, and bad in the bends. Both Summer/Winter are 205/60/R16 92 H on OEM alloy wheels, pressure at 2.7 atm as per manufacturer specs.
I want to swap the summer with something else but I don't know what to go for.
Would a good brand all-season be better than a pure summer, since it's closer to a winter in construction ( which feels much better so far) ? I'm also considering getting higher weight rating tiers (XL 96 rating) as they have stiffer sidewalls and wouldn't wobble as much. What do you think is the best option and why ( same spec summer/ all season diff. brand ; XL rated summer/ all season) ?