You think the roads in Cali are bad? You should really try paying a visit to Toronto or Montreal.How are the sidewalls on these? The roads here in California are horrible. The stock Yoko handles potholes pretty well and are really not bad except for the noise.
Meh.I looked at the reviews for the Douglas performance tire on the Walmart website. 15 one star due to tire failures, probably due to the fact there are only 3 plies in the tread, and 1 ply in the sidewall. The current tires on my 2014 Sport have 5 plies in the tread and 2 plies in the sidewall. I haven't had a tire failure in almost 50 years, and do a lot of cross country driving. With the poor shape of most of the roads everywhere, I would be afraid to use a tire with this few plies at speeds over 45mph. I would rather spend more money to feel safer on the road. Just my 2 cents.
You think the roads in Cali are bad? You should really try paying a visit to Toronto or Montreal.
The stock 17" Yoko's are good tires in every regard except for noise levels. I liked the steering feel, they were very predictable at the limit and the grip was excellent in the rain.
In a straight line, I find that the tires spin easily on wet no matter how good they are. 225 section tires are just too thin for a FWD car with a torquey 2.5L. Around corners, those Yokohama's gripped like nobodies business. Dry or wet - didn't even make a difference.I do agree that they do handle well on dry roads. On wet the TCS activated a couple times on hills which was not fun. Anyways decided to go with Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 Plus since there was a sale for under $500.