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I have read where a lot of people go for wider tyres both front and rear but lower profile than the factory originals. For example 245/35 fronts and 275/30 rears.

Has any one used an original profile and gone up to 245/40 fronts and 275/35 rears?

I know they are a little bit bigger on the outside diameter but is it enough to cause rubbing?

Thanks.

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I went up one size to 235/40/18 fronts and 265/40/18 rears on standard F Sport rims.  Speedo still reads a few k's under so no tickets here.

Car looks better as well like it should of come from factory for an F Sport ......

The extra 10mm made more of a difference than I thought it would in a positive way. No rubbing either.

Also rims now' just'  protected on front and more so on rear .

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 front and Pilot Sport 4S rear..🙂

 

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Sounds nice Bazzle, do you mind me asking how much that set you back?. I notice on my Sports Luxury which has same wheel/tyre size as F Sport that the front rims seem very vulnerable. More rubber would be good. Also, what about the steering feel with wider tyres up front?

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No real difference to steering other than maybe little bit less understeer when pushed.  Rear traction has certainly improved.

Cost at the time was about $1350 but shopping around can be worthwhile. I did a deal with Bob Jane at the time. F&B.

Depends on availability of AU stock etc.

PILOT SPORT 4 235/40ZR18 95Y | 235/40R18 Tyres for sale (bobjane.com.au)

PILOT SPORT 4 S 265/40ZR18 101Y | 265/40R18 Tyres for sale (bobjane.com.au)

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On 3/2/2022 at 11:17 AM, bazzle said:

No real difference to steering other than maybe little bit less understeer when pushed.  Rear traction has certainly improved.

Cost at the time was about $1350 but shopping around can be worthwhile. I did a deal with Bob Jane at the time. F&B.

Depends on availability of AU stock etc.

PILOT SPORT 4 235/40ZR18 95Y | 235/40R18 Tyres for sale (bobjane.com.au)

PILOT SPORT 4 S 265/40ZR18 101Y | 265/40R18 Tyres for sale (bobjane.com.au)

Hi Bazzle,

Just checking that the 1% or so diameter increase didn't cause any issues.
I had been asking around about the same and all tyre shops suggested keeping original size to prevent issues with ABS, traction control, speedometer, etc.

Thanks,
 

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