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      01-28-2011, 11:39 AM   #3

Drives: e92 M3 Alpine
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Minneapolis

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Originally Posted by prodigue View Post
Hi guys,

The Michelin Pilot Super Sport is out and I'm looking to get a set to replace my ageing PS2s.

Even though the press kit states that there is a 265/35 R19 tire available, my tire shop says that it wouldn't be available that quickly. However, the 275/35 R19 is available.

Would the dynamics and handling of the car change negatively if I put a 275 section tire on the rear with the standard 245/35 in the front?

Pls advise. Thanks.
To maintain the balance, you would want to go 255 in the front and 275 in the rear. If you stick with 245 front you will likely increase understeer.

If you are lowered, you also need to consider that the 275 is higher, so may create rubbing issues - depends on spacers and suspension setup.