Originally Posted by ///ajd
Well, I must say I'm surprised to say it feels almost half way between the 19" RFTs and 17" non-RFT winter tyres - I was expecting it to feel more like the 19" RFTs. The ride is no doubt better than the 19" RFTs, but the handling is noticably a bit less sharp - certainly from the rear (it does have a marginally higher profile as they are 265/30, not 255/30).
When you don't change 'like for like' sizing, you really can't make a proper comparison. You have now built in a 'variable' without any reference. Different lateral stiffness and displacement will change the feel.