So here they are... My new tires....
Old OEM Dunlops:
These tire look like they mean business!
Here are my initial impressions:
-They smooth out ALOT of the vibrations and jarring nature over most bumps. More of a solid feel.
-They are quiet from what I can tell
-They allow for a bit more body roll it seems. It doesnt seem like my Rogue is as eager to fly around corners as much as it did with the OEMs...
-The straight line stability seems much improved. For the past week my Rogue (on OEM worn Dunlops) has been a b**** on the highway. Twitchy and loose feeling in the steering department. I have been having to fight the steering wheel to stay straight. Its not pulling, just wandery.
After these tires, on the drive home, it was much more composed. Still needed to make little corrections but much much better...
Im still planning on getting a new alignment in around a week or so, but so far they are fairing better than the OEMs in every department except on road handling... Which I can accept to an extent for better all-terrain traction and a smoother, more solid ride.