while driving a
BMW 130i M
(235/45 R17 W) on
mostly country roads
I bought these thanks to the positive reviews on this website - worth a try at that price!
The grip is surprisingly good! At one point I had these on the rear (235/45/17) with some well used 225/45/17 RE003's on the front, and once settled into a corner, it was fairly balanced.
HOWEVER, they have very soft sidewalls.
When driven "raaather spiritedly", there was a very noticeable flex on turn in, I eventually found that 39psi was the max pressure I could run (in my car) to stiffen the sidewall without lowering the tyres grip, and even at this pressure the flex needed to be taken into account, and it was difficult to feel how much traction you've got until the tyre settles into the corner.
Really good for the price and for anyone who like to whip around a few corners every now n then.