The AS/3s are an all season tire. If you are getting dedicated winter tires wouldn't you want to run a summer tire in the summer?I have been thinking about going from my 17" OEM to 19" after market and replacing the RFT with 245/40/19 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (V) or the super sport.
I would take my 17" RIMS and put winters on them.
What I am trying to achieve is make corning better in summer time. I find with the 17" RFT cause the traction control to cut power to the engine way to often when taking tight corners. Would getting Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 19" stop this? or would I find the same improvement in getting the (Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3) tire in 17".
This is on a Q50 2014 AWD Premium (non sport).
Yes I am looking at the Michelin Pilot Super Sport as well. The all season are not far off and have a higher mileage. Just want to figure out if I would benefit from getting 19" or sticking with 17" for both winter and summer.The AS/3s are an all season tire. If you are getting dedicated winter tires wouldn't you want to run a summer tire in the summer?
The simple answer is yes, With the 19" 40 series tire you will feel an improvement in cornering and braking. In part because of the larger contact patch and in part because of them being a summer performance tire. The performance will be compromised at temps below 40F....For example if I got Michelin Pilot Super Sport 17" or 19" would I feel a big difference in cornering between the two?
To be honest, I haven't really tested them in regards to corners and other high speed exploits. I would imagine, however, that since they are a wider base, they would handle the corners better than the stock 17" due to more friction.Do you notice it take's corners better?
I had 19 rft's and swapped them out for some Continental extreme contact dws's. Made a very nice improvement in all area's.Just get 19s and put on non rft tires! That should somewhat compensate for ride comfort
19’s do look way better. 17’s look terrible. (I’m rolling on 17’s :cryingWent from 17's to 19's (Dunlop) yesterday. Car feels higher, obviously. Looks waaaay better....like a totally different car. Probably could be dropped an inch, but looks fantastic.
Also, while waiting for service, I was loaned a Q60 coupe (3.0t) for the day... 300 hp. That car is beautiful, but noticeable turbo lag and slower than my q50 3.7
I believe that 18" should fit and clear the standard caliper. But let's wait for the others to chime in and re-confirm.Will 18 from G37 fit on Q50 w/o spacers. I do not want to go with 19s because of the road conditions plus I really like the look of G37 18 inch wheels. I do not have the sport brakes.
Yes the 18" will fit I had them on my 14 base Q50, I had 245/45/18 tires.I believe that 18" should fit and clear the standard caliper. But let's wait for the others to chime in and re-confirm.Will 18 from G37 fit on Q50 w/o spacers. I do not want to go with 19s because of the road conditions plus I really like the look of G37 18 inch wheels. I do not have the sport brakes.