Under normal driving conditions (wet or dry), I am very satisfied with the wheel/tire combo I bought. Where I was able to chirp the 16inch wheels (Falken Ziex502 rears) in 1st and 2nd, I haven’t been able to with the 17inch combo, even when I engage the “performance transmission” mode in my GT.
The STB has also served to tighten-up the front end considerably. I get good response going into corners and sweeping bends, and definitely less jarring on uneven surfaces, over train tracks and entering/exiting driveways. Just can’t go wrong with the BMR STB, and the bonus is the $cost.
My right rear Yoko picked up a nasty nail that pierced the tire at the corner of the tread and sidewall. No one wanted to fix it, so I went shopping for a set. Yoko AVS-S4 with size 275x40x17 was no longer available, so I had to decide between Pepboys’ Futura Ultra-Z or Kumho Ecsta 712. As you can see I picked the Kumho. No regrets here. They performed just as well as my Yokos in the dry, and I still can’t chirp the rears thru any gears....No idea how well they perform in the wet. I guess I’ll have to find out next year around April when it gets real wet around the East Bay of N. California.