- backroad101 wrote:
- I think I may know the answer to this but, with it's 45 series tires, it is common issue for the tC to follow all the ruts in the road? I've seen where a few owners have moved to a 215/50/17 tire and am thinking of doing that (more so for a softer feel) As long as they fit I am ok with the trade off of the speedo being ~3mph off at 80-90mph
hey backroad! Yes it's common to follow the grooves in the road. It's called tramlining. some tires do it more than others. I know my motivos do it, not too bad but it will feel like the car is "Wiggling".. lol.. You should try the motivos in the original size they ride very well! Best I've had for the stock size. I've tried a lot of tires too! If you've already gotten the 215/50 tires then ok.. lol
I don't think you going to a 50 series tire is going to lower the tramlining effect at all. It's not that much of a change. I know with my project civic the side wall is much higher and it can still follow the grooves. I've noticed that road engineers are adding much larger grooves to the road. I've talked to them why, they've said it's for water drainage and for noise reduction. It's true I don't hear the tires "singing" as much as they used to. Tradeoff? You follow the grooves.
EDIT: also.. not to sound like a commercial but you should check out the Nitto Motivo tires. Check the reviews, I think they're perfect for the tC.. for all-season performance.