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Old 03-25-04, 11:44 PM   #1
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My rims are finally chosen and I think I want a staggered set up.

I've searched on the subject but really couldn't find anything about the set up, other than not being able to rotate the tires. Other than the aesthetic appeal, what good is a staggered setup?
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I have had many people tell me that there is a great handling benefit associated with the bigger out back setup. One of which was a SC owner with a insane turbo kit.

other than the non-rotation another negative may be slightly higher (or much higher) weight out back, and increased cost of tires.
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off the top of my head, normal setup you can rotate tires, at least front and back.

but with staggered, you get more traction in the back, big plus for our cars, and also you can get more lips in the back, which is good. also from the rear of the car the tires would look wider and more aggressive looking
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pros:
- good looks, especially with the sexier lips / deeper spoke on the rear rims
- improves handling

cons:
- cannot do tire rotation
- meaning that thread life will be shorter
- more $$
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Old 03-26-04, 05:45 PM   #5
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Less chance of oversteer, which is associated with better traction as stated above.
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Old 03-30-04, 01:31 AM   #6
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just my 2 cents

ALL PROS NO CONS.

I am much much happier with my stagger 18s then 19s.
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Originally posted by rominl
off the top of my head, normal setup you can rotate tires, at least front and back.

but with staggered, you get more traction in the back, big plus for our cars, and also you can get more lips in the back, which is good. also from the rear of the car the tires would look wider and more aggressive looking
I agree 100%. The rear may lag a little compared with your stock tires.
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PROs:

They look marvelous

CONs:
I dont have them
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