Okay everyone. I have been waiting for my winter set-up since the 31st. Everything came today and i was super excited. I put everything on myself and decided to drive to my gf's work (star bucks) where i could bum the internet. In completing this 13 mile trip with the winter set-up, i figured i could post my reactions to the drive-ability of the Firestone winterforce tires in a 16" format with steelies (dry pavement/highway driving) Like reading a lot of other posts about the drive-ability of others winter set-ups, i figured i would do the same. I also have picture comparisons of the winter tires vs my stock 2011 wrx dunlop summer tires (pretty scary that i actually drove on those things in the snow!!!) The tires feel spongy when driving and you can def feel the body roll of the car when turning side to side. Car feels a bit loose and the steering def feels delayed. This is the general opinion of most threads i have read on this particular tire, so yes, i agree. I dont hear any road noise difference (some say they are very loud, i dont hear that?) in comparison to the stock summer tires. These tires are for W I N T E R driving, NOT long distance road travel on completely dry pavement, one can not complain about this tire for its price and for what it is, on dry pavement. I have not gotten to try this set-up in snowy conditions, therefore i can not comment. HOWEVER, judging by the tread difference in the photos below, i am pretty SURE, i wont be complaining lol.
The delivery guy placed two on each side for me lol
Just a LITTLE better than stock tread for winter driving.
Stock summer tire (dunlop) VS Firestone Winterforce
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Few photos of the winter set-up on the car!
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hey bro those look pretty good man. hows the drive?