Just mounted up my new wheels and Yokahama tires on my new (to me) 2010 Ford Transit Connect. The OE Conties still had plenty of miles left (about 34,000 logged on the odo), but I just purchased the Transit and wanted to upgrade the wheels, so I got the wheel and tire package. With the OEM tires the ride was a little harsh - more like a sports car where you could feel every little bump and crack in the road, but nothing alarmaing, just a little harsh for my preferences for my every day commuter. Just took a short spin around the block on the new Yokahamas and night-and-day differnece. Drives much quieter and smoother. I like the feel too. The response is slightly, ever-so-slightly dampened, but I like it and it seems to drive/handle a little better - maybe more neutral. Probably just because of the added tread depth of the new tires, but I'm excited to drive it into work tomorrow and get on the highway. Will check back with an update after I get some good miles on these.
Got a couple hundred miles on my Yokahamas now. Most on the highway. Very quiet and smooth on the highway. Still lovin' them. Will be monitoring rain and snow characteristics as we are supposed to get some weather this weekend. Will report soon.