Originally Posted by KC
Softer/taller sidewalls will delay/prevent even more 'feel' from being transferred to the steering wheel. So, taller sidewalls will make the effect your feeling effect greater, called late reacting.. because it delays the transfer of vibration "feel" from steering wheel to actual input, and vice versa from tire to steering wheel.
I agree completely. Taller sidewalls are better for offroad, for increased ground contact area therefore increased traction in those conditions, but for feel on the road shorter sidewalls are the way to go. We test drove two Imprezas before we ordered ours, and there was a night and day difference between the 65 aspect tires and the 50 aspect tires.