Thanks.. yes thats it...the Hankooks were not squirmy and seemed to have great lateral grip but did not inspire a lot grip overall..For shits and grins, I autocrossed on the Noble S2's the first weekend when I bought the 18. I was surprised the amount of lateral grip they had, equally surprised how bad they were under braking and acceleration. Just a weird tire. Reminds be of the old RE92's that came OEM on the GD WRX's.
I for shits and grins, I did a track day with the 19 the first weekend I owned it, with the addition of the 26mm rear bar I took off the 18. The 19 had the Bridgestone AS tires, whatever they were, and at 7 to 8/10ths, they did really well. A little squirmy under braking, a little soft, but had all around decent grip laterally, under braking, and under acceleration.
the Michelins feel both tight and grippy.
I think I may have a rear sway bar in my future but don't want one that gives too much oversteer...