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    Quote Originally Posted by geodude View Post
    I have to agree! Helps that the engine is super peppy and gets the lightweight car moving despite only being a 1.6. The only thing is I'm a little concerned about is cornering too aggressively given the top-heavy stance and narrow tires. As mentioned that can be fairly easily remedied. Down the road I may pick up some sticky 205-spec rubber when my OEMs a toast.
    i have noticed the top heaviness too, many times.

    im wondering, would that extra 2cm of tire width really make such a diff? honest question....


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    I honestly think the little bit extra rubber would have to help a bit, that has to be the one "major" issue in the car top heaviness.

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    yea, ever since i saw that crash video from the micra cup, .....heck, even before that, i knew how top heavy it felt when i made even very moderate turns

    once my current tires expire, ill have to look into wider tires...i wonder how that affects the tire price, and fuel economy...
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    I put 195s on my SR auto. I noticed a difference in cornering. Better than the stock 185s. I have 16" rims. Continental extreme contact tires. Love them.

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    The body roll is EXTREME on the car's stock suspension setup. I've corrected it with some aftermarket parts and it handles much better, I only run these during the summer.



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