Originally Posted by signes
I run a 275 front and just switch back to my 245 front for winter. It was remarkable how much lighter and more fluid it felt. There is no mistaking the grip from a wider front (though not as much as you would expect if sticking with the stock suspension), but I kind of miss that lighter feeling with more feedback. When the 275s wear out I will likely step down to a 255/275 combo.
It's not just the weight of the tire, it's the fact that there is more effort to move that patch of rubber back and forth, especially at rest as the tire is stuck to the pavement (at speed it requires less effort to move the tire).
Good idea... 275 fronts are huge...