Hello all. I need some help with my 2016 453 Edition 1 regarding tires. Just a few weeks ago, we bought the car with 10k miles on it ( trading in our 2008 Passion). One of things we really liked was the much improved stability the 453 has with the sport package and the 16" wheel package over the 451. One of things I hate is the apparent tire noise the OEM Conti Pro Contact tires have, and it seems that many agree that the Contis are noisy. This is my wife's car, and she was very happy with everything, and never really had an issue with the tire noise - but in my meddling, I decided to "improve" the road noise situation by getting different tires on the rear as a possible solution. I purchases a set of Federal ss595 (rears only) based on some reviews and local availability. The road noise was improved significantly, however the car ( according to my wife) feels much less stable on the highway. I guess I kind of agree with her on the handling change, although I didn't find it too distressing. The description from here is that it takes more effort to keep the car tracking straight on the highway, requiring more steering input now vs when the Contis were on. Well.....she is pretty upset and I am in the doghouse now, because I did the tire swap on my own accord. I really need to get things back to where they were in the handling department. The obvious answer is to go back to the loud OEM Contis, but I'm not very keen on doing it. Does anyone have a suggested alternate 205/45/16 tire choice that would be quieter than the OEM Contis, but still have the solid road tracking? The reviews on the Federal ss595 do mention that the sidewall is slightly soft, and that could be contributing to the unsettled feel. I have tried different tire pressures with no change in handling. I also would suspect that the alignment is still good since the only change we mad was the tires. Did I mention that my wife is fairly upset?