The tyres are a definite improvement over the original Toyo's,
The most noticeable difference at A and B road cruising speeds is that the ride is less harsh, and the car handles pot holes/expansion joints much better then previously without the JOLT or bang of before.
Pushing on further - In corners the 16% increase in sidewall stiffness is noticeable-with less roll to the front of the car. I have a recently refreshed standard suspension set up- with the coupe front strut bar fitted and plus recaro's. The front strut bar and seats transformed the cornering the most previously.
These tyres have improved it a bit further and made the car feel more settled and more civilised.
I know there are coupe owners who prefer a far more race suspension set up and tyre, who won't think much of the improved Toyo.
But if you have the Plus wheels, and want an easy to acquire proper sized tyre - these are not too bad.
Now we have a bit more freedom to drive where we want for exercise I'll lean on them a bit more and give some more feed back if I find anything else of note.
Thought I’d just use this thread regarding my tyres. Been getting out a bit more at the moment and pottering at my garage. Took one of my wheels to tyre place to get it re sealed. The chap informed me the tyre was 2006 so new tyre time, the only ones he could get were Yokohama. 225x45x16 Checked my other tyre dates were 2004 So now I’ve ordered another for the rear so that’ a matching pair on the rear. Tyre was very cracked but the tread was very good. I will sort out the fronts when I can drive the Coop to tyre place. Bloody hell all the tyres have perfect treads but you tend to loose the sense of time, well I ceartainly have.
Aye Andy, but a series of events curtailed my time with my Coop, not going to bore you all with the story. Looking more than likely early retirement is for me, so if the current situation changes, I will indeed be behind of the steering wheel of the Coop
Today I took the Coop out for a run to tyre place and ordered a matching pair of tyres for the front. The chap vaguely remembered me and I pointed to the Coop in all its glory new paint job in the sun, wow!!!!!! he said that is a lovely looking car thanks I said and we did a deal on the tyres. Had to be ordered so back in on Friday.....
Aye!!! . Off in this morning to get the tyres fitted, well what a welcome I received, the boss himself, the second in charge and three fitters all round admiring the Coop Wow they really were impressed, I was almost embarrassed by all the oooing and awing Have to admit the car stood out with the new paintwork Happy days.