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Old 11-23-2006, 03:39 PM   #21
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I've been searching and searching to buy a really good set, but I am very dissapointed in the thread life of these tires.

Is it really true that I can expect only about 25k miles or so from
Good Year Eagle F1 DSR
Pirelli Pzero Nero
Yokohama Advan Sport
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A
Toyo T1R

Those were all one of my choices but I have been looking at the Michelin PS2's now and many people seem to be getting 40k miles easy with them.
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Old 11-23-2006, 10:07 PM   #22
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Depending on your drop and offset of your wheels... The safest is go with Toyo. They have rounded sidewalls, so you'll minimize rubbing like everybody said. Pirelli and Bridgestone wear like crazy. Goodyear is good but the sidewall is not as round as Toyo. I have Toyo T1-S and I love it. I like it better than my oem bridgestone re040 (too much tramlining)
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Old 11-25-2006, 11:47 PM   #23
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Depending on your drop and offset of your wheels... The safest is go with Toyo. They have rounded sidewalls, so you'll minimize rubbing like everybody said. Pirelli and Bridgestone wear like crazy. Goodyear is good but the sidewall is not as round as Toyo. I have Toyo T1-S and I love it. I like it better than my oem bridgestone re040 (too much tramlining)
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Old 11-27-2006, 01:42 AM   #24
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I agree with the Toyo T1-R. I just installed my wheels and don't rub at all.
235/35/19 front +35
255/30/19 rear +40

Lowered on PSS coils with the front at the lowest setting, no rubbing at all. I have tried to get them to rub, going over speed bumps harder than normal, and certain parts of the freeway where I know were the greatest height differentials (large dips). After all that, no rub. I think if the sidewall was more square, then I am certain that I would have rubbed. Also having coilovers instead of just springs & OEM strut/shock helped by reducing wheel travel and body roll.

Thank you to all that helped me choose the right setup...hosagod, koven...and others.
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I appreciate all the inputs.
Yesterday I came home with a set of michelin ps2. By far the best choice I could make. The rear is so damn low from my previous wheels that I am rubbing a little bit when I turn. I can't even put a cd in the rear that is how low it is. Tomorrow I will raise the rear to accomodate the new wheels/tires.
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Old 11-27-2006, 03:34 PM   #27
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It is very likely that tire size 265/30R19 on the rear will rub on unmodified fenders. Therefore size 255/30R19 should be used on the rear.

Tire size 235/35R19 has a diameter that is almost 1/2" larger than 255/30R19. To keep the diameter of the front and rear tires as close to one another as possible, size 225/35R19 should be used on the front. See below for diameters of tire sizes in question:

255/30R19 rear : diameter 25.0"
235/35R19 front: diameter 25.5"
225/35R19 front: diameter 25.2"
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I appreciate all the inputs.
Yesterday I came home with a set of michelin ps2. By far the best choice I could make. The rear is so damn low from my previous wheels that I am rubbing a little bit when I turn. I can't even put a cd in the rear that is how low it is. Tomorrow I will raise the rear to accomodate the new wheels/tires.
Michelin PS2s are excellent tires. But if you get tires that good, I think you should raise your car a little. You'd want to drive it hard, right? And you wouldn't want rubbing to distract you. At least that's what I think
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Old 11-28-2006, 05:53 PM   #29
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235/35/19 front
255/30/19 rear

Toyo, Bridges, Eagles, PSs, Falkens, Contis..........all are excellent tires.
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Old 12-26-2006, 04:39 PM   #30
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The side wall design on the Toyo T1R would be perfect to help eliminate chances of rubbing. I would recommend a 255/35/19 tire on the rear since you have a sedan.
What about a 04 325Ci sports package? I'm looking at 19' AZA wheels
FT 19X8.5 ET 40 - Rears 19X9.5 ET 40

Tire size
235-35-19 front and 255 -30-19 rears (Toyo T1-R)

Adding drop later PSSS9 or H&R's - Do you think I'll rub?

I'm checking your site now the CLS reps look really nice.
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Old 01-05-2007, 06:08 PM   #31
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hi erwin87,
i'm torn btw Toyo T1R & PS2 as well. need to make a decision soon.

i heard that PS2 is good, quiet esp. if you run 19". others are noisy as 19" is very low profile thus very loud when they worn a little.

how's your PS2 so far with PSS9? did you get comfort out of it compare to your old setup?
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