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post #1 of 7 Old 04-24-2016, 02:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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Tire change for Modena 360

Hi to all !

I have been faced with the following problem :

I want to change the tires on my 360 Modena with Michelin tires and I have the following 2 options :

Front : 215/45/18 Michelin Pilot Sport 3
Rear : 275/40/18 Michelin Pilot Super Sport

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Front : 225/45/18 Michelin Pilot Super Sport
Rear : 275/40/18 Michelin Pilot Super Sport


Some people suggest to stick with the first option to avoid changing dimensions from OEM.

Other people suggest to with 225 as it is only 1 cm wider (and I think 0.4 cm taller) and it is the same type of tire front and rear.

I would gladly go with 225, but I am concerned about fender rubbing. I have already experience the problem 1-2 times and my mechanic sort of fixed the fenders (without rolling them, as it would require bodyshop work and paint !!)

Has anyone tried the 225 with no problem with the fenders ?

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post #2 of 7 Old 04-24-2016, 06:03 AM
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I had 225s on my last set that periodically rubbed the fenders, although very slightly.
It would happen particularly when turning into a driveway.
As long as I was mindful, it wasn't a problem.

I've gone back to OEM 215s and have had no rubbing since.

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Do not mix two different tire types, especially on something like a mid-engine Ferrari. The MPSS has proven to be the best all around tire for high performance cars, especially Ferraris, and was introduced on the 599 GTO. I run them on my 575M. Mixing Pilot Sport 3s and PSS tires is a really, really bad idea.

Ferrari did recommend combining directional (F) and asymmetrics (R) on earlier Ferraris, but those were the same tire with different tread patterns and had been thoroughly tested that way.

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post #4 of 7 Old 04-24-2016, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks guys !!

So it seems that Michelin is out the question, as I don't want to have tires rubbing the fenders and I don't want to mix Pilot 3 with Supersport...

I will check with Pirelli next...

It appears on their website there is no 215/45/18 ZR 89Y tire either...

Only 215/40/18 R with weight rating 85Y ...

For the rear there is no 275/40/18 ZR 99Y tire, but

275/45ZR18 (103Y) instead..

Do you think it a better choice the above Pirelli P Zero tires ??

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There are tons of drivers using the MPSS tires on the front without problems, but there have been a few with issues. The problem children have usually been those with lowered 360s.

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Hi all

I have been faced with the same problem recently. When I got my 360 it had Pirelli PZero Directionale F on the front and Michelin PS2 on the rear (never had a problem).

Time to change and I wanted to get Michelin all round but as noted above the 215 is only available in the PS3 and not the Super Sport. So it was a case of Pirelli all round or stick with the original configuration i.e. Pirelli at the front & Michelin on the rear. I haven't committed yet but I may well go with the latter as it has worked in the past.

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post #7 of 7 Old 05-14-2016, 01:04 PM
 
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Do 235/40 or 225/45 along with 275/40
Either setup is pretty close to OEM axle ratio and will not trigger ABS issues (for the Michelin pilot super sport)

I personally prefer 235/40 over 225/45
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