I hope somebody can give me a little direction on this one, as it is the weirdest thing.<p>I have a 2004 S60R. The OEM Pirellis lasted around 20K miles, at which point the inner rears started to split. I put a set of Dunlop 245/40/18 run-flats on there. They fit beautifully and despite my fears, only rubbed right at the steering lock. Naturally the originals didn't rub anywhere.<p>Well, partially due to neglect of the alignment on my part, I wore out the Dunlops to the point of no return in barely 15K miles. In a pinch, I put a set of Goodyear 245/40/18 Eagle F1 all-seasons on there - I noticed the rubbing immediately when pulling out of there. They were so bad, they even rubbed going around corners in the neighborhood. At that point I had the alignment done to ensure I didn't trash the new tires, and maybe subconsciously hoped for a miracle on the rubbing, which didn't happen. I then talked Discount Tire into switching them out for the same Goodyear tires, but in the OEM 235/40 size. It didn't take long to realize those rubbed nearly as badly.<p>Finally I went back to Discount (armed with a lot of Internet postings as backup) to inform them that the thicker sidewall design on those Goodyears was causing rubbing in a lot of cars. After some finagling, I got them to agree to order me up a set of the OEM Pirelli P-Zero Rossos. With great anticipation, I went over there after they finally showed up, and lo and behold, they rub too!<p>These are supposedly the exact same tires I had on the car when I got it. I've never had any front-end accident, or hit any unusual road hazards that I know of. Yet, these things rub at barely 2/3 wheel turn, so pretty much every time I park, u-turn, or take a tight corner! The rubbing is light enough to where I'm sure its just up against the plastic housing on the inside, and I can't see any protrusions or anything shining a flashlight in there, so I'm not all that concerned about doing harm. But it makes my car sound like a junker and my passengers are constantly shooting me puzzled looks like "wth was that?!!".<p>Any ideas? I'm thoroughly confounded. Thanks!