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^^^ Lou also sports 285 rear tire that are NOT recommended by the tire manufacturer itself (rim being too narrow).
If someone else did it isn't making it a hard fact or a good thing to do.
Like I said, lap times or skid pad test is the way to go on this one.
and as a counterpoint.... just because it's not recommended by a manufacturer doesn't mean it's a bad
MANY.... including myself run wider tires on the OEM wheels (i'm running 275's in the rear and 245's in the front). I have not heard or seen any negative posts about running this (or a similar) setup, however the positives (wider rubber=more contact patch=more traction) are fairly obvious.... I've certainly noticed improvement in handling with this mod... (although not entirely fair as I also changed from crappy OEM bridgestone RE050's to Michelin PSS's...
'11 IS-F USBM, ML/Nav,
Countermeasures: Beltronics STi-R Plus custom installed Radar Dectector w/ custom installed display in Rear view mirror, Laser Interceptor laser jammers (Quad set-up)
Exterior mods: Clear bra, Tint
Performance Mods: PPE headers w/ magnaflo high flow cats, Joe Z intake & exhaust & aFe Pro Dry S filter, BCR Coilovers with swift springs, Sikky sway bar, Tom's chasis bracing & shock tower brace
Planned Performance Mods: Fig's Mega arms & toe links