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      04-03-2021, 01:24 PM   #49
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Originally Posted by Obioban View Post
Wider tires decrease feel 100% of the time.

But, the issue is the EPS system— not the tires. The i3 kinda has some feel (still not great) because it barely needs any power steering assist— crazy narrow tires on a crazy light car (BEV i3 is 500-800 lbs lighter than the i8, depending on the year/options of each).
I don’t quite understand your statement about wider tires decreasing feel.

I would equate “feel” with a better connection of the car to the road regardless of the EPS. The tires still transfer a different feel to the driver when width is increased.

Vehicles generally benefit from an increase in tire width. Using a wider size while maintaining the same overall diameter is known as “plus-zero” sizing. It results in a wider contact patch which provides better lateral grip, more grip on hard braking, and less vehicle roll in corners.

Last edited by Coastali8; 04-03-2021 at 01:33 PM..
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