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Old 12-07-2012, 10:19 PM
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Tire fitment/spacer question

Its been awhile since I have been on the boards (very little time with 5 months into a 6 month home renovation project from hell) but a pressing question has brought me back and I would apprieciate some advice.

I just discovered I have a small unrepairable leak in one of the stock contis. I am deciding to replace all the tires instead of just 1 because it will be time in a few months anyhow and I hate the contis. Originally the plan was to replace my stock forged 19s with 20 inch HREs but I just have to defer that for another year until I finish my construction project (which is 2x over budget). Consequently, I need to find a set of tires that work with the stock rims. My top choice are Michelin Super Sports but the rears only come in 295 (not 285s). I know some on the boards run this set up. Any issues?

Next and most importantly, if I go with the the 295s do I need to replace my 15mm spacers on the rear with 10mm spacers? If so do I need shorter bolts? what size? My car is dropped 20mm on KW coils with 10mm front / 15mm rear H&R spacers. I need to get this taken care of early next week. Any advice? Thanks.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by pgordon888 View Post
My top choice are Michelin Super Sports but the rears only come in 295 (not 285s). I know some on the boards run this set up. Any issues?

Next and most importantly, if I go with the the 295s do I need to replace my 15mm spacers on the rear with 10mm spacers? If so do I need shorter bolts? what size? My car is dropped 20mm on KW coils with 10mm front / 15mm rear H&R spacers. I need to get this taken care of early next week. Any advice? Thanks.
I think the Michelin Super sports are the way to go. Running the 295/30/19 in the rear would be fine as far a tire diameter (26.1") compared to the 26" of stock rubber. I would agree that you will need to go with a 10mm spacer on the rear. Staying with the 15mm spacer would likely cause rubbing. The H&R lugs that come with the 10mm and 15mm spacers are: 14.5 x1.5 / 43mm threads / Mercedes Ball / 17mm head wheel bolt. So, you should not need shorter bolts when changing to a 10mm rear spacer. You can verify this by comparing your existing front and rear bolt lengths.

Let us know how it turns out.
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I think the Michelin Super sports are the way to go. Running the 295/30/19 in the rear would be fine as far a tire diameter (26.1") compared to the 26" of stock rubber. I would agree that you will need to go with a 10mm spacer on the rear. Staying with the 15mm spacer would likely cause rubbing. The H&R lugs that come with the 10mm and 15mm spacers are: 14.5 x1.5 / 43mm threads / Mercedes Ball / 17mm head wheel bolt. So, you should not need shorter bolts when changing to a 10mm rear spacer. You can verify this by comparing your existing front and rear bolt lengths.

Let us know how it turns out.
Thanks Rock for the advice. Just trying to find someone with the spacers in stock ready to ship and then I will get this taken care of on Monday or Tuesday of next week.
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Pilot SuperSport tires and spacers are on. The 295s fit perfect with the 10mm spacers (no rubbing but very flush fitment) and I am loving the more aggresive stance. Thanks Rob @ Vivid for getting them out to me so quickly.

Traction and handling are much improved over the stock Contis but that is what I was expecting having run Ps2s on my last few cars. MB must really be getting a great bargain from Continental on those stockers to choose these tires over the Michelins for OEM.
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