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      12-06-2018, 07:36 PM   #1
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I've run a number of crappy-brand 255/35R18 tires on the back of my E88 without issue; but (thankfully) upgraded to MPS4's recently.

Unfortunately, they seem wider than usual, and are rubbing on the outside whenever I go over a bump.

As a result, the outside shoulders of the tire are being torn to shreds by the body of the car.

I'm interested to know others' experiences; and especially what your recommendations are for a fix.

Should I get the guards rolled (and if I do - should I do the fronts at the same time and does it open up the possibility of even wider tires) - or should I keep a close eye on it and go 245's next time?
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      12-06-2018, 07:49 PM   #2
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That's pretty bad. I'd take it to an alignment shop to have them increase your rear camber.

Rolling and pulling will help somewhat. But I bet you are mainly rubbing where the rear bumper connects to the fender and it's hard to do much with that area.

Michelin's don't so much run big as many cheap tires run small. Many of us have been through this but mainly because we have aftermarket wheels.
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Are you on stock suspension?

I used to have Hankook S1 Evo2 in 255 for the rear. Couple months back I went for the new Conti Extreme ContactSport also in 255. The Contis were definately wider than the Hankooks but I have yet to experience any rubbing whatsoever.
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Are you on stock suspension?
Yes, stock m-sport suspension. I was a bit surprised, I've been running 255/40's at the back since I got the car.

MPS4's have been the first to cause any issues.
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