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Old 02-15-2016, 05:36 PM   #1
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Would you consider upgrading to Michelin PSS 315/35/20 tires?

I have Michelin Pilot Super Sports, awesome tires, no complaints here. My rears are 295/35/20. I know this has been a topic of debate for years, however, here it is again. I want to upgrade to the 315's being I have 20x11 inch wheels (56 mm offset). Right now, I do not rub at all. I've seen some harsh road conditions here and even with the weight of people sitting in the rear, I do not rub. The 295's look ok on the wheel, but it seems that for the size of wheel, it's just begs for a wider tire. I am only lowered one inch, thanks to Ford Racing springs. Now, those of you familiar with Michelin PSS's, you know they run little wider. The 295/35 I have now runs a little wider than a typical 295/35 tire. Having said that, the sectional width of the 295 is 12 inches, while the sectional width on the 315 is 12.6 inches. But the 315 is also slightly taller (28.7) compared to the 295 (28.1). Do any of you guys here run Michelin PSS's, size 315/35/20 without any rubbing? Any advice is appreciated.
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I have Michelin Pilot Super Sports, awesome tires, no complaints here. My rears are 295/35/20. I know this has been a topic of debate for years, however, here it is again. I want to upgrade to the 315's being I have 20x11 inch wheels (56 mm offset). Right now, I do not rub at all. I've seen some harsh road conditions here and even with the weight of people sitting in the rear, I do not rub. The 295's look ok on the wheel, but it seems that for the size of wheel, it's just begs for a wider tire. I am only lowered one inch, thanks to Ford Racing springs. Now, those of you familiar with Michelin PSS's, you know they run little wider. The 295/35 I have now runs a little wider than a typical 295/35 tire. Having said that, the sectional width of the 295 is 12 inches, while the sectional width on the 315 is 12.6 inches. But the 315 is also slightly taller (28.7) compared to the 295 (28.1). Do any of you guys here run Michelin PSS's, size 315/35/20 without any rubbing? Any advice is appreciated.
In the absence of another example, I would try to see what your current clearance is with the existing tires and calculate what you anticipate for an increase with the slightly taller and wider new tires. Of course if it looks real close you have to estimate for "some harsh road conditions and the weight of people sitting in the rear".

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I'm lowered 1.5 with 305/35/20, no rubbing at all with +48 offset

You may want to get his opinion.
Looking at the difference between offsets and tire widths, you'd be looking at about 1/2" closer on the inboard side than what LuisBlackGT has.
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In the absence of another example, I would try to see what your current clearance is with the existing tires and calculate what you anticipate for an increase with the slightly taller and wider new tires. Of course if it looks real close you have to estimate for "some harsh road conditions and the weight of people sitting in the rear".

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I'm lowered 1.5 with 305/35/20, no rubbing at all with +48 offset

You may want to get his opinion.
Looking at the difference between offsets and tire widths, you'd be looking at about 1/2" closer on the inboard side than what LuisBlackGT has.
Harsh road conditions is right. That's all we got around here, roads are not in the best of conditions. I agree with you about the 1/2" difference on the inboard side.
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My 315/35/20 Invos will only rub when I'm coming down a local overpass with a dip at the bottom.(50-60 mph) You can barely feel it, but if the Michelin's are wider you might get more.
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My 315/35/20 Invos will only rub when I'm coming down a local overpass with a dip at the bottom.(50-60 mph) You can barely feel it, but if the Michelin's are wider you might get more.
Assuming you're talking about the rears, what's the offset and any idea which side of tire rubs?
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Get anything but Coper tires, I got 305/35/20 and my old 235 PZeros had a lot more grip

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Assuming you're talking about the rears, what's the offset and any idea which side of tire rubs?

Nittos do run narrow. I didn't know Invo comes in 315s


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The Forgestar offset is +55. I think it's the left that rubs, but it only lasts a millisecond, so it hard to tell.
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The Forgestar offset is +55. I think it's the left that rubs, but it only lasts a millisecond, so it hard to tell.
That sounds like a pretty high offset for such a wide tire.
I imagine the only way you could tell where it was rubbing would be to see the signs.
Just trying to collect as much info as I can, before I do mine.
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