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      11-04-2013, 03:54 PM   #1
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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 285-35-18 with 219s

I'm in the market for all season (winter for me) tires. I have the competition package but picked up OEM 219s for winter. A guy at a local shop is recommending 285-35-18 for the rear since stock sizes are not available. He claims this is known to work with no rubbing but my searching has not come up with anything that reassures me. I would like these tires but don't want any rubbing or other issues.

Am I safe to go with this size?

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I found this thread which implies 285/35/18 will work http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?p=10729138
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If I were you I would call tire rack. Some say a narrower tire is better for winter driving. Good luck.
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My car won't see snow so I don't believe I need to go narrow.

I like tire rack but my local prices are just too good right now.
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OP I run a 265/30 and 285/30/19 conti DWS. Granted car will not see snow but these All season tires have actually been fantastic and the Michelin I've heard are really good as well.

Keep mind though my wheels are BBS CHR with Dinan offsets so hence the wider and narrower tires.

You will be able to get away with 285/35-19 on a stock 220 19 or 359 series wheels.
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I had planned on Conti DWS in stock sizes but I've been lead to believe the Michelin's are better. My winter wheels will be 18".

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285/35/18's fit in the rear but I wouldn't recommend that size on OEM 18's due to the width of the wheel. The OEM 18's are only 9.5" wide. Most people run 285's on 10.5" wheels. I would suggest the OEM tire size 265/40/18 or possibly 275/40/18 on 9.5" wheels.
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285/35/18's fit in the rear but I wouldn't recommend that size on OEM 18's due to the width of the wheel. The OEM 18's are only 9.5" wide. Most people run 285's on 10.5" wheels. I would suggest the OEM tire size 265/40/18 or possibly 275/40/18 on 9.5" wheels.
Yep I agree but the A/S 3 doesn't come in OEM size 265/40/18. 275/40/18 ends up being a tiny bit taller than stock which would seem to lend to rubbing.
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Yep I agree but the A/S 3 doesn't come in OEM size 265/40/18. 275/40/18 ends up being a tiny bit taller than stock which would seem to lend to rubbing.
275's with the same diameter are run in the rear on a regular basis. You won't have rubbing issues. the front wheel well is sensitive to height but the rear is much more forgiving. Search 275/35/19. That is an upgrade that is very common for people running ZCP wheels. 275/40/18 is the same diameter as 275/35/19.
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Thanks I appreciate the advice.
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