Re: traction traction where did you go!
Good rubber makes a huge difference...and so does the wear. When i first started driving it was a task to make the Goodyear F1's on my mums car let go- even in the wet you had to be very agressive with the accelerator to get them to spin. Now that they're worn they let go with much less provocation in the wet. My mate has really old, solid tyres on and he can spin them in the dry if he's a little to eager going around a corner...these are 205's by the way- in a falcon wagon (mine) and a lowered fairmont (mates).
Having looked into new tyres a bit, i've been told that 225's on a 6" wide rim is too big- cornering performance gets crap because the sidewalls flex too much. 215's are ok tho. Also, your speedo will probably be slow by about 5-6%, meaning you can get booked much more easily...
1987 Jaguar Sovereign - Metallic Green
3.6L DOHC 24 Valve