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Old 11-25-2019, 09:54 PM   #2
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Having put snow tires on my car as well I think this is just from then being too soft and mushy. We haven't seen snow in my area yet so the roads are still dry. This will cause the tires to feel like they're pushing and pulling side to side since the roads have a lot of friction on the tires. This gets worse when the temperatures are in the 50s like it is where I am at. I upped my tire pressure to 35 psi front and 34 psi rear as the factory psi specs on your door are rated for 60 degree ambient temperatures. The owners manual says to increase pressure as the temps go down. I think it's section 11-30. The general rule of thumb is 1 psi higher for every 10 degrees below 60 degrees ambient temp. The increases pressure helped me with the floaty feeling.

For what it's worth I'm using 225/55/17 instead of 245/40/18 so definitely have a taller side wall than stock. I went with a more narrow tire because it was not only cheaper but narrow tires help cut thru the snow easier.
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