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    Wider Tires Possible?

    Take a look at the wheels in my signature image. The tires are currently:
    Front - 255 35 R19
    Rear - 285 30 ZR19

    How much wider can I go? I'm about to purchase new tires...
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    Moving, this belongs in the tires/wheels section.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Moving, this belongs in the tires/wheels section.
    Sorry! I hadn't even checked outside of the E63 AMG forum to see if there was a tire forum. Click here to enlarge
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    You have a little leeway on the stock rims but not much. If you get new rims then it's a different story.

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    Thank you. Maybe I'll just buy direct replacements...
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    Okay, before I go and buy the exact replacements - does anyone have better suggestions?
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    What are the stock tires?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sal Collaziano Click here to enlarge
    Okay, before I go and buy the exact replacements - does anyone have better suggestions?
    Michelin PPS, same width or one size over.
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    If you're looking for max dry traction, and satisfactory wet, my vote goes to Yoko ado8r's.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
    Michelin PPS, same width or one size over.
    Thank you. 295 30, I guess?
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    If you're looking for max dry traction, and satisfactory wet, my vote goes to Yoko ado8r's.
    Thank you. I'm looking into these as well.
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    My only concern with the Yoko's is they're not Z rated...
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sal Collaziano Click here to enlarge
    My only concern with the Yoko's is they're not Z rated...
    He lives in South Florida. What's the chance he gets the car over 270km/h?
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    Not sure, but I've run them close to those speeds and a buddy of mine has exceeded that with the previous generation tire.

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    Isn't a Z rating anything over 149mph?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sal Collaziano Click here to enlarge
    Isn't a Z rating anything over 149mph?
    When Z-speed rated tires were first introduced, they were thought to reflect the highest tire speed rating that would ever be required, in excess of 240 km/h or 149 mph. While Z-speed rated tires are capable of speeds in excess of 149 mph, how far above 149 mph was not identified. That ultimately caused the automotive industry to add W- and Y-speed ratings to identify the tires that meet the needs of new vehicles that have extremely high top-speed capabilities.

    While a Z-speed rating still often appears in the tire size designation of these tires, such as 225/50ZR16 91W, the Z in the size signifies a maximum speed capability in excess of 149 mph, 240 km/h; the W in the service description indicates the tire's 168 mph, 270 km/h maximum speed.

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    The Yokohama's for my car would be:
    Front - 255 35 R19
    Rear - 295 30 R19

    They're probably great but our local track has a "Street Racing Made Safe" program where you can race from a roll - and people start anywhere from 20-60mph. It's unlikely I'll ever be going over 150mph but in the event it happens, I'd like to be covered... I don't know how confident I feel about these non Z-rated tires...
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    What's the mileage rating on the Yokohamas? The Michelins have a 30k mile warranty.

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    I really wouldn't recommend going over 295, I wouldn't think you would need any more rubber than that on the ground.

    Put Michelin Pilot Super Sports on it. Theyre the best and a better tire is better than a wider tire.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by AGP1328 Click here to enlarge
    Put Michelin Pilot Super Sports on it. Theyre the best and a better tire is better than a wider tire.
    What, in your opinion, makes them better than the stock Continentals?
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    I think the PSS is a much better all around tire. I will grant the CS3 has a stiffer sidewall that yields a bit sharper turn in and general steering response. But the PSS are quieter, better ride quality, and definitely have more grip around the track and in the wet. Also, the PSS have a great warm up time.
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    I'm probably just going to go with the stock tires as there is always a compromise. There's no one perfect tire that's sticky enough for launching without spinning through gears AND racing up to high speeds. I appreciate everyone's input...
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    Almost any tire does those things better than the PS/2 nowadays.

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