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      12-19-2014, 04:04 AM   #1
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PSS 255/275 or 255/285 different brand?

I initially wanted to go 255/275 with the PSS, but after searching the forums a bit the 255/285 GTS set up is also nice, but I don't know which brand is best since PSS isn't available in that size. And any inputs as to which size combo you guys prefer would be great too.

Also the car is an E92 and has the ZCP wheels and isn't lowered, I don't know much about wheels and such besides what I've read on the forums, so for each set up what size spacer would give the nice stance without rubbing?

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      12-26-2014, 12:35 PM   #2
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Try the Continental Contisportcontact5Ps non runflats with the 280 treadwear rating...I had these and they are right up there with the PSS. Also the ToyoT1S is an awesome tire as well.

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      12-26-2014, 05:04 PM   #3
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I have a supercharged M3 G power and usw 255/275/35/19 Michelin supersport
Thais a Great combo,Street and Track.
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      12-27-2014, 09:39 AM   #4
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255/275 works great, imo.

Also, a 15mm spacer up front and 12mm spacer out back are popular to bring the wheels flush to the fender - although, if you're going wider than the OEM spec tires, you'll probably want to drop down to a 12mm spacer up front and a 10m out back.
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      12-28-2014, 04:37 PM   #5
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255/275 works great, imo.

Also, a 15mm spacer up front and 12mm spacer out back are popular to bring the wheels flush to the fender - although, if you're going wider than the OEM spec tires, you'll probably want to drop down to a 12mm spacer up front and a 10m out back.
I've read that the 10s don't fit properly.
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      12-28-2014, 05:10 PM   #6
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I've read that the 10s don't fit properly.
Turner and MS 10mm spacers sit flat on the hat and OEM wheels. It's all about the chamfer.
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      01-04-2015, 03:46 AM   #7
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So Turner 12 and 10 spacers with 255/275 PSS on ZCP wheels and stock suspension will look good?

Thinking of powder coating the wheels satin black or grey too.
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      01-09-2015, 10:42 PM   #8
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So Turner 12 and 10 spacers with 255/275 PSS on ZCP wheels and stock suspension will look good?

Thinking of powder coating the wheels satin black or grey too.
I put 255/275 35's PSS's on ZCP wheels today and they look great and feel even better. I can see how others have suggested spacers though to push them a bit. Great tire!
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I put 255/275 35's PSS's on ZCP wheels today and they look great and feel even better. I can see how others have suggested spacers though to push them a bit. Great tire!
I ordered my PSS last week, should be putting them on next week. Most people seem to run 15 front and 12 rear from either turner or MS. Not sure if the size would change much from this tire size.
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Picked up my PSS today. So much more grip than the last set. Probably because the old ones were bald.
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With the great CA weather, I think I'm going to try the PSC2s and run them from May-Oct and switch to PSS from Nov-April. 180 tread wear rating, acceptable for wet driving (if you're careful) for the few times it rains over those months. Several reviews (outside of M3 post) say that they are quite soft and offer little degradation in comfort, plus with a 255/275 size vs stock ZCP, you'll run more meat on the tire and they'll run about 1-2lbs lighter than comparable PSSs. Will be great for driving in the twistys as well as track duty without any headaches of tire swaps and be fine for dry roads while increasing grip and track performance. Several reviews also say it makes the suspension feel better on performance cars. They are stock tires on Porsche GT3s and Ferraris. Def higher cost but an extra $500 will be worth the enjoyment for half of the year.
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With the great CA weather, I think I'm going to try the PSC2s and run them from May-Oct and switch to PSS from Nov-April. 180 tread wear rating, acceptable for wet driving (if you're careful) for the few times it rains over those months. Several reviews (outside of M3 post) say that they are quite soft and offer little degradation in comfort, plus with a 255/275 size vs stock ZCP, you'll run more meat on the tire and they'll run about 1-2lbs lighter than comparable PSSs. Will be great for driving in the twistys as well as track duty without any headaches of tire swaps and be fine for dry roads while increasing grip and track performance. Several reviews also say it makes the suspension feel better on performance cars. They are stock tires on Porsche GT3s and Ferraris. Def higher cost but an extra $500 will be worth the enjoyment for half of the year.
I'm going to try and go up to highway 9 during next week. Test out the new rubber in the mountains.
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      01-18-2015, 06:52 AM   #13
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With the great CA weather, I think I'm going to try the PSC2s and run them from May-Oct and switch to PSS from Nov-April. 180 tread wear rating, acceptable for wet driving (if you're careful) for the few times it rains over those months. Several reviews (outside of M3 post) say that they are quite soft and offer little degradation in comfort, plus with a 255/275 size vs stock ZCP, you'll run more meat on the tire and they'll run about 1-2lbs lighter than comparable PSSs. Will be great for driving in the twistys as well as track duty without any headaches of tire swaps and be fine for dry roads while increasing grip and track performance. Several reviews also say it makes the suspension feel better on performance cars. They are stock tires on Porsche GT3s and Ferraris. Def higher cost but an extra $500 will be worth the enjoyment for half of the year.
I am thinking about this too. My M3 is pretty much a fair weather toy for me. I just want to make sure I won't kill myself if I happen to get caught in that unexpected rain storm. That is really my biggest concern with the PCS2.
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No kidding, have been reading a lot of reviews on PSC2s from Porsche and Ferrari drivers and in the rain, consensus is that they're ok, but for cautious driving only, you have to watch for hydroplaning, and not to use them on the track when wet (though we see GT3s with PSC2s being reviewed on damp tracks). They are OEM on a few high end cars and many of the reviews come out of Europe where rain situation way worse compared to here, so may give them a whirl from May - Oct.

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I am thinking about this too. My M3 is pretty much a fair weather toy for me. I just want to make sure I won't kill myself if I happen to get caught in that unexpected rain storm. That is really my biggest concern with the PCS2.
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Will 15 and 12 spacers run with stock suspension and ZCP wheels running 255/35 and 275/35?
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