I've just come across this thread and it seems I'm after almost the same thing: progressive slip in the wet and dry with reasonably low speeds. The most fun I've had has been on winter tires (xice3, 205/55/16, 94H) in the snow, wet, and dry. I almost want a tire that behaves more or less like these but all year round...
I've been on the lookout for some nokian lines and found a set of 195/55/16 (84V). I'm a bit naive about all the variables here, but wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a (general) effect of tire size and sidewall height on progressiveness.
For example, all things equal, is a 55 aspect tire more progressive? I've read that higher sidewall will also tend to not maintain slides as easily, which I can see being linked to progressiveness, but would this potentially be overboard with a 84 load index?
All things equal, would a 195 width tire have lower limits but similar progressiveness to a 205 tire?
Appreciate any advice and I'm happy to report back after I've tested out my purchase!