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post #1 of 20 Old 25th July 2016, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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staggered vs square tire set up

Looking for opinions from folks that have run 245's in the front and 275's in the rear vs running 275's all around. Read the 275 square set up suggestion in a different thread with no explanation so other then alleviating the push who prefers what and why? Thanks
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i run 225 40 18 and 275 35 18 ,looks best that way i think lower profile and looks more staggered .

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Running a wider tire in front can alleviate some understeer but it will also cause more tramlining. You might not like that if your car is primarily street driven (no track time). You could also dial out a little understeer with a thicker rear sway bar.

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I run a square setup with the 275 tires. The hard part for me was finding 2 more stock wheels in the 18x9.5 (rear wheels). Glad I did as I feel the car definitely handles better. I also have the BC coilovers, but set very moderate for height and stiffness. With a good alignment and not too crazy on front camber, I think the square setup is great for street and occasional autox or trackday. Other thing is I got longer studs from Apex since I needed to run a small spacer in front. No noticeable decrease in gas mileage, still up to 22+ at highway.

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Hey guys,

About to lace up some 305/30/19 on the rear of mine. Love the staggered set up. Not only does it look better but it feels better as well. More rubber on the drive wheels means more traction. And we all know that this car has a little trouble with tire spin off the line.
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I run a square setup with the 275 tires. The hard part for me was finding 2 more stock wheels in the 18x9.5 (rear wheels). Glad I did as I feel the car definitely handles better. I also have the BC coilovers, but set very moderate for height and stiffness. With a good alignment and not too crazy on front camber, I think the square setup is great for street and occasional autox or trackday. Other thing is I got longer studs from Apex since I needed to run a small spacer in front. No noticeable decrease in gas mileage, still up to 22+ at highway.

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How thick is the spacer you had to use? Have you had problems with tire touching the fenderbody in any way? Does the tire stick outside the fender? Do you have pictures?
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The ability to rotate all 4 tires is another big plus.
Good point.

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I`m not a big fan of spacers, think they are illegal over here too. Is 3mm spacer required because the rim or tire is too close to the strut??
If it`s the tire I would rather use 265/35-18 instead of a spacer?! This give 5mm more clearance beetween tire and strut.

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