Bought these tires over 2 years ago with new O.Z. wheels. Went from stock 17s to 16s to improve ride quality. Ride quality definitely improved and I lost just a bit on steering response which I attribute mostly to the taller side wall (40 to 45 profile). No degradation in grip. Breakaway is more progressive than what I had. An awesome tire that provides the grip when I decide to take the back roads home. Looking to buy them again before the rainy season since I'll be pushing about 35K miles by then.