I played around with some different brands of tires over the past week and wanted to post this information. I desperately wanted to run the Michelin PSS because simply stated, it's a great tire as many reviews have shown. I knew it was a fat and square tire and it was suggested that I shouldn't use them because they wont fit. I somewhat heeded those cautions but figured that I would use less aggressive wheels to combat the problem. Long story short, they didn't work. I should mention the PSS tire will work fine on a car that isn't lowered but I wanted to (and did) lower mine with RSR Super Down springs.
I also had a goal in mind with my setup - I didn't want any rubbing at maximum suspension travel. To check this, I removed the springs, mounted the tires/wheels, compressed the suspension against the bump stops until it raised the car, and then checked the fitment.
19 x 8.5 + 35 front wheel
19 x 9.5 + 40 rear wheel
235/35/19 front tire
265/30/19 rear tire
Here are the MIchelin PSS tires hitting the fenders:
The rear tire hit appx .75" before the max susp travel limit
The front tire hit the fender liner well before the susp limit and this is what happened when I turned the steering wheel. Not good.
After installing the springs, the PSS tires had essentially zero clearance to the fender liner and imo was un-driveable.
The tires were still returnable so I went to Tire Rack to look at, measure, and compare different tires and sizes. I had them pull a set of Conti DW's in the same size and also a narrower set of PSS tires in 225/35/19 and 255/30/19. Once again, I desperately wanted the PSS tire but they were still too wide according to my measurements and comparisons. Actually, the 255 was the same width as the 265 (???). Due to that, I had them mount the DW's and I was on my way.
I made a contour template of the PSS and placed it against the DW's for reference. HUGE DIFFERENCE.
And now with the DW's mounted:
The rear tires clear at max susp limit.
I didn't get any pics of the front, but unfortunately the tire will hit the fender liner .25" before the susp limit. I can hear it rubbing when pulling in and out of my driveway, but I haven't noticed any rubbing while driving.
I hope this helps someone.