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      01-20-2014, 05:33 PM   #67
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It seems like the 255/40/17 size isn't available for the PSS. You could try the 245/40/17 size if you were really set on the PSS

However, if I was in your situation I would go with BFGoodrich g-force Rival, or Bridgestone RE-11A, or Dunlop Direzza ZII. This would let you keep the stock staggered size, or maybe go to 235 front and 265 rear

The Michelin PSS is a nice tire but there are many other choices that provide more dry grip and better heat resistance, so I would personally go to another brand, rather than take the slightly less rear contact patch

I have 245/45's on my 17" and do not see any issues with them so far after having driven over 7K miles on them.
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      01-20-2014, 06:26 PM   #68
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I have 245/45's on my 17" and do not see any issues with them so far after having driven over 7K miles on them.
245/45/17 all around?

Great minds think alike; I was thinking about doing something similar and getting 245/40/18 all around but wasn't sure about rubbing on the front when the suspension is fully compressed.

What kind of driving do you do and are you getting any rubbing in the front?
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      01-21-2014, 12:54 PM   #69
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245/45/17 all around?

Great minds think alike; I was thinking about doing something similar and getting 245/40/18 all around but wasn't sure about rubbing on the front when the suspension is fully compressed.

What kind of driving do you do and are you getting any rubbing in the front?
Sorry should have added another tidbit, I have these at the rears, still maintaining a staggered setup with 235/45's in the front.

Given that our suspensions can take a 19" rim with decent tire height without compromising ride quality or rubbing, you should not have a problem with the fronts.

My driving is mostly city with few spirited runs on empty road - nothing that will put suspensions to its knees but do have one quarter arc where the tail likes to go sideways if you are not careful.
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I was so stoked today to try out my 235 front / 265 rears Dunlop ZII setup but the shop put on Dunlop DZ101 instead... WTF

I'm going to try out the 235 front first to see about the rubbing before going to 245 or 255 front
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How do the PSS compare to the Goodyear Asymmetric 2?

I can only get PSS in Australia with a 275 rear in 19 inch which I think may be too wide, but the Goodyears come in 265.
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How do the PSS compare to the Goodyear Asymmetric 2?

I can only get PSS in Australia with a 275 rear in 19 inch which I think may be too wide, but the Goodyears come in 265.
The Goodyear is a solid choice as well. Slightly better in the wet, and slightly worse in the dry vs the PSS. Check the test here:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...y.jsp?ttid=162
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Do you reckon 235 in the front and 275 in the rear on stock 19's will fit OK on the rim and without rubbing?
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