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I'm thinking of putting the Michelin® Pilot® Sport A/S Plus 235/35ZR19 for the front and 275/35ZR19 for the rear. I'm a little worried about the clearance and if there would be a significant enough change in the speedo. There's also the 245/40ZR19 on the front as well. The rear size is really my concern I'm worried about rubbing as well.
 

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I'd probably just stick with the OE sizes, but that's just me!
The problem with the OE tires is there 10k mile tires and for Summer. Which is fine if you live in an area where the climate doesn't drop below 40. Once you get down under 40 you will see significant tread wear. I dunno about the rest of you guys but I don't really feel like spending $1500-$2000 on tires every 6 to 8 months.
 

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Ok, we buy a car like this for it's performance and handling - Right:confused:
I know that's why I did:eek: It's an awesome car:p Why in the world would you want to dumb it down with an All-Weather Tire:confused:

If you wanted a car that had long tire wear, you should not have looked at the F, or any other high performance vehicle for that matter.

The F, and all other speciality high performance cars, and tested with a particular brand and model of tire during design and testing. These tires are fitted to the final production models. In the Fs case, Michelin PS2s and Bridgestone RE050s. In other words, the car and the tire are a system made to work with each to get the most out of the handling of the vehicle it was designed for.

However, there is a choice is you wanted to do this, again beyond me. But, you would need to go with 18" wheels. There are some that will fit the F. The only all-weather tire I could find is:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Spec....=&frontTire=245YR8F1ASXL&rearTire=64YR8F1ASXL

Good Luck to you in your endeavor.

Oh, as a PS. - As far as cost is concerned. We paid a lot of money up front for this car, now we need to feed it with the proper amount of cash necessary to maintain it to it's fullest potential, or modify it to make it even better:D

Lou
I don't disagree with you Lou but in the area I live we have a problem with this stuff called snow. From time to time and since this is my primary car I don't have the option for a non AS tire.

I'll soon have a mortgage payment that will eat both my pay checks so I can't afford to spend $1500-$2000 on tires ever year. I'll have the best of both worlds being able to drive my F all year round.

I don't see why going to Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus is a drastic downgrade. Your making it seem like I want to put some no name brand tire on the F which isn't the case. I understand the OEM tires were made for the car but for me there just not practical and that's why I need to look at something with a longer tread life.

I'll be going with Michelin® Pilot® Sport A/S Plus

Front - 245/40ZR19
Rear - 275/35ZR19

Here are the specs for the Michelin® Pilot® Sport A/S Plus:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Spec.jsp?make=Michelin&model=Pilot+Sport+A/S+Plus&tirePageLocQty=
 

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The Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus are made for light snow. After an inch or two you'll have a hard time getting around in the F anyway since it's only a few inches off the ground. We don't get much snow here but when we do it's usually pretty bad. The problem like I said a few posts ago it's the temp in the area. All winter it's 40 degrees and lower which kills the OEM tires. The tons of salt DOT throws on the road doesn't help. I'd go with winter tires but then I'd have to worry about two sets of tires at that point which isn't worth it for me. The last time I looked at winter tires the Lexus dealership quoted me $1400 for winter tires and I just laughed.
 

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When I went to the dealership they tried to set me up with Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25. They fit on the OEM rims and should be way way better then the OEM tires.
 
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