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      10-19-2013, 05:57 PM   #1
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An Interesting Tire Fitment Question

So as the night time temp starts to drop into the 40s i can not help but wonder what I am going to do for the winter. I am currently running my Volk G2 on Hankook Ventus Evo V12, they are 275/30/19 up front and 305/30/19 in the rear. I am planning on moving onto the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3. I have heard great stuff about these tires, some even go as far as saying they perform better than some summer tires. I have run both all-season set ups and dedicated summer/winter set ups and I honestly think for the types of winters we have been getting I will be ok with all-seasons.

So the question is what sizes will I get away with to get the tallest side wall to protect my wheels and get more tire to the ground?

I will be lowering the car on Eibach Pro Kits, they have a very conservative 0.8 in front and 0.6 in rear drop, thats all I need.

I am thinking 265/35/19 up front and 285/35/19 in the rear if it will fit.

Tire sizes for the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 are on these two sites

http://www.michelinman.com/tire-sele...ails#techspecs

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....+Y-Speed+Rated)

I appreciate your time and input
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      10-19-2013, 07:47 PM   #2
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You should be fine with the 285-35-19 rears but Id drop the front down to a 255-35-19. I think the 265s with the 35 profile could rub depending on the width and offset of your wheel.
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The Michelin PSAS3 will likely outperform the tires you currently have...in the dry. At the launch event, Michelin was comparing the PSAS3 against the Continental DW (and a couple of other "summer" performance tires) in a dry track event and the PSAS3 was winning. It's no doubt that they have created the best dry and wet performing all-season tire. I guess what remains to be seen is how well they perform in the snow versus other ultra-high-performance all-season tires.

From everything I've read, trying to run the 265/35-19 up front will result in rub, not due to width but diameter. Pick the 255/35-19 as just mentioned by tommy44gt. You might consider the 275/35-19 in the rear also for similar reasons.
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Wheels are Volk G2 with a 22 offset up front and 25 offset in the rear, I want to also use wider tires to minimize stretch to protect the tire
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