A 3000 report. Bridgestone Potenza 185/55/16.
The bad.... Since its a slightly smaller ttire my speedo is off by about 8 mph now instead of 5 mph. That doesnt bother me since I tend to go with the flow regardless what the limit is. If im not around traffic I already kn(w to adjust by 8 mph or so. The worst of it is that my mpg has dropped from about 45 mpg to 41 mpg and the odometer is log6ing more miles than you actually have traveled.
The good.... The tire rides like a dream and feels like theres a new suspension in the rear. It eats up those small bumps in the road and the chatter. Cant even feel them anymore. Cornering is fantastic! In long sweeping turns it holds its line effortlessly. No wandering or constant adjusting. If I settle into a turn at say 2 feet from the the outside line it stays there throughout the turn untill I exit the turn. Straight line riding is the same. It tracks straight effortlessly.
Ive settled at 38psi. I can say next time I will TRY to find the taller ct to get my height back and get my mpg back....but I will never go back to the mt as long as I can get the ct when I need it.
On the front I went with the only tire I could get my +ands on at the time w/out 6oing to the stealership. A Maxxis ProMax 130/90/16. Never even heard of them before. Not an expensive tire but so far it seems to be fine and handles everything ive thrown at it. Wet or dry. Wanted to go w a 140 and will soon.
One other thing re cornering. If you only lean into turns the ct will feel like you have to force it into a turn. But if you do it like your supposed to.."push/pull"...its effortless and a beautiful thing!