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      01-25-2013, 08:48 AM   #1
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Replace rear tires only with PSS?

So after 11,000 miles, the rear stock tires on my 1M are at the wear bars. My front tires are still at 6/32nd's with nice, even wear. This seems to be about the same pattern as with my M3 - I went through one set of front tires for every two sets of rear tires.

I really want to replace the PS2's with PSS's. What are people's opinions on having PS2's on the front and PSS's on the rear?
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You'll have more grip in the rear on wet roads. I think that's okay.
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Personally I think if you're changing them, you change all four. I put PSS all round last year and it's a great upgrade
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      01-25-2013, 10:38 AM   #4
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Someone else posted the same question awhile ago.

I am more of a " if they are black and round" then you can make it work kinda guy... So you won't hear any complaints from me. Another option would be to pick up a set of PS2 rears that are slightly used... You actually might help save some tires from a landfill as well as save a few $ of your own. I have a friend locally that seems to be at a 3:1 rear to front ratio, and he has used the opportunity to expirement with larger tire sizes in the rear.
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You're fine as long as you have the same tire on each axle. I only changed out my rears with PSS. I also went up in size to 275.
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Thanks for all the responses!

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You're fine as long as you have the same tire on each axle. I only changed out my rears with PSS. I also went up in size to 275.
bdaddylo, have you noticed any negative effects going to the slightly larger rear?
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None at all. My only regret was getting 35 profile instead of 30. The 35s make the front fender gap more noticeable. I could also noticed the increased rear height from my seating position.
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You'll have more grip in the rear on wet roads. I think that's okay.
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So after 11,000 miles, the rear stock tires on my 1M are at the wear bars. My front tires are still at 6/32nd's with nice, even wear. This seems to be about the same pattern as with my M3 - I went through one set of front tires for every two sets of rear tires.

I really want to replace the PS2's with PSS's. What are people's opinions on having PS2's on the front and PSS's on the rear?
Did this on my Cayman, no issues at all.
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My opinion based on my experience..

I am on my third set of all four @ just over 17k. The first time I replaced them I went with OEM, PS2's; now I have the PSS and the difference is quite noticeable/ worth the change! The softer sidewall of the PSS really bends/gives more so than the PS2 allowing for even more, "pushing to the limit," especially when cornering. When I exit/ corner now, I notice I am able to do so a little earlier than with the PS2's. You are not restricted/ limited to the stiff sidewall of the PS2! Go PSS!
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So after 11,000 miles, the rear stock tires on my 1M are at the wear bars. My front tires are still at 6/32nd's with nice, even wear. This seems to be about the same pattern as with my M3 - I went through one set of front tires for every two sets of rear tires.

I really want to replace the PS2's with PSS's. What are people's opinions on having PS2's on the front and PSS's on the rear?

Hey
Recommend not to mix the two different tires on an M car, PS2 and PSS are two different casings and it can make the car worried at higher speeds :/

have a friend who had M5 e60, ran Bridgestone RE050A, had good front tires, rear tires just switched to the new Bridgestone S001, but he thought the car was uncomfortable at higher speeds, so he changed the front as well, and the car was much better,

To replace all four and sell the front tires

good luck! : Thumsup:
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