lol - got u, TK27. they do NOT rub at all and the bit of additional sidewall protection they provide the rims has kept them from being scratched, despite regular parallel parking against crazy, jagged curbs and rim-ruining potholes that we are famous for here in NY, NY.
other than the cost, i can't think of any reason not to switch tires. i did it even though my car is a lease. based on the comments, though, i read here and in the other forum, i didn't feel my hankooks would make it to the 36,000 mile mark here in the city. i would much rather enjoy my michelin's from the start than suffer through the hankooks only to have to replace them in the last year of my lease. even a lease needs to be turned in with matched, drive-able tires.
it also doesn't hurt that they look hot!
Last edited by SX NY; 11-12-2012 at 10:51 PM.