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    Default 225/45 17s Toyo's fitted - Steering Light

    Got my 225/45 17s Toyo proxy T1-R's fitted to the front 2 wheels on Monday. Grip seems great....but.....the steering does seem very light. I have set the pressures at 34 at the font and 32 (NCT5's) at rear. I daren't go any higher, which is what they supposed to be.
    It doesnt feel unsafe but lacks feedback...there just doesnt seem any "feel". I know the facelift's steering is lighter anyway compared to the pre-face.
    Anyone else noticed the steering very light after fitting these (with a facelift)?

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    I noticed a difference when I put my rear tyres onto the front, same make and type, just more tread depth. Thought the steering felt lighter and less connected to the road, now it's OK. Must just be placebo.

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    Think I need to put some miles on them. I'm going on a good run to Yorkshire tomorrow, so that'll run em in a bit..

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    T1R tyres are excellent, good choice there. Grip is superb. In the wet weather they feel very light though perfectly balanced in the dry

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    Cheers John. I agree the grip seems very good.
    I think with the recent damp conditions and low temperatures this may why they feel a little light. I need to give them a chance more with better weather...

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    New tyres always lighten the steering, nothing to worry about.

    How much did they cost you in the end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VauxVeteran View Post
    New tyres always lighten the steering, nothing to worry about.

    How much did they cost you in the end?
    They were £187 (with 5% off) for the 2 from blackcircle.com...........worth every penny.
    Went on a long run today to a place near Leeds and back. Superb grip, gives you so much confidence with the cornering and the braking.
    You woudnt even know it was 1degC out there. Still grips as well...

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