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post #1 of 15 Old 26th February 2013, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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Tire Size - Stock rims

Hi All,

Looking to get some new tires for my M6, Just wondering if anyone has run this setup before on stock wheels? is it possible?

Front: 265/40ZR19
Rear: 295/35ZR19

The reason for going wider is so i can get the Michelin Pilot Super Sport. They dont make it in the factory M6 size.

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There is at least one member that is running this exact setup with the Pilot SS's... Go for it and be sure to post a lot of pics. I am planning to go with this exact setup in a couple of months.

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Hi All,

Looking to get some new tires for my M6, Just wondering if anyone has run this setup before on stock wheels? is it possible?

Front: 265/40ZR19
Rear: 295/35ZR19

The reason for going wider is so i can get the Michelin Pilot Super Sport. They dont make it in the factory M6 size.

Thanks

Josh

It will fit but the handling is worse on the stock rim. You need to go to a 275/35 in the rear. It is actually wider than the PS2's 285. The stock rim is pretty small and a 295 is just too big. I am running the 275 PSS right now on stock rims.

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It will fit but the handling is worse on the stock rim. You need to go to a 275/35 in the rear. It is actually wider than the PS2's 285. The stock rim is pretty small and a 295 is just too big. I am running the 275 PSS right now on stock rims.
oh right, what are you running on the front?
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oh right, what are you running on the front?
stock sized fronts 255/40

If you are going just for the look 295's will work, but if you track it any or run it hard in the mountains I wouldnt go that wide on a stock rim.

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I need new rear skins, (thanks to some dealer abuse-but more about that in another thread). So just to clarify, on the rears, on stock M6 rims you are running Pilot Super Sports size 275/35 ZR19 and they fit well, don't rub anywhere and handle well? Thanks in adviance.

Also, do you think it would be okay to run Pilot PS2's in front and Super Sports in the rear?
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Checking on Michelins site, I see they now make the Pilot Super Sports in 285 35z R19's.
Anyone found them in US East coast?
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I need new rear skins, (thanks to some dealer abuse-but more about that in another thread). So just to clarify, on the rears, on stock M6 rims you are running Pilot Super Sports size 275/35 ZR19 and they fit well, don't rub anywhere and handle well? Thanks in adviance.

Also, do you think it would be okay to run Pilot PS2's in front and Super Sports in the rear?
Yes the 275s are great in the back. Many members including myself are running them. You will be fine running the PSS in the rear with the PS2 in the front. This is what I am doing. When I replaced my rears last summer I still had about 60% on the front so of course I didn't want to change them. I spoke with Gary from Tire Rack who is a moderator on Bimmerfest of the Tire/Wheel forum and he confirmed that this setup would be fine.

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Checking on Michelins site, I see they now make the Pilot Super Sports in 285 35z R19's.
Anyone found them in US East coast?
The 285's have been out for 6-7 months. If I were ordering now I would get the 285's, but they were not available last summer when I replaced mine.

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Thanks David. I will try to find the 285's locally, as I'd like to avoid the stealer and want them sooner than Tire Rack can supply them.
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