Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Special Interest Forums > The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Pros & Cons with a Staggered Setup

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-25-04, 11:44 PM   #1
chicagoblknazn
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
chicagoblknazn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Illinois
Posts: 3,697
keishakornbread
Send a message via Yahoo to chicagoblknazn
Default Pros & Cons with a Staggered Setup

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?
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!
chicagoblknazn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-04, 03:34 AM   #2
D2-AUTOSPORT
Former Sponsor
Trader Score: (0)
 
D2-AUTOSPORT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: D2'sville
Posts: 13,034
Send a message via AIM to D2-AUTOSPORT Send a message via Yahoo to D2-AUTOSPORT
Default

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.
D2-AUTOSPORT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-04, 08:54 AM   #3
rominl
exclusive matchup

Trader Score: (4)
 
rominl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Lovely OC
Posts: 79,162
Default

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
__________________
Yes, I drove it. The great feeling of boiling blood.
rominl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-04, 11:33 AM   #4
gewe21
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 405
Default

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 $$
__________________
George Oei
----------------
Current ride: '12 black Toyota Land Cruiser 200 UK-spec | '14 white Honda CRV 2.4
Communal ride: '10 black Lexus LX570 on 22" Super Star Rowell | '13 matte black Lexus GS350 on 20" Niche
Past ride: '02 LS430 | '07 LS460L | '02 matte army green Toyota Land Cruiser 100 | '04 black Toyota Land Cruiser Cygnus (LX470) |
gewe21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-04, 05:45 PM   #5
MrJohnTan
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
MrJohnTan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: California
Posts: 1,627
Default

Less chance of oversteer, which is associated with better traction as stated above.
MrJohnTan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-04, 01:31 AM   #6
TxLexus
Driver
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Texas
Posts: 154
Default

just my 2 cents

ALL PROS NO CONS.

I am much much happier with my stagger 18s then 19s.
TxLexus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-04, 04:44 PM   #7
Wald GS
O.C. Lucky Strike Fanatic
Trader Score: (1)
 
Wald GS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: So.Cal.
Posts: 8,667
Default

Quote:
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.
Wald GS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-04, 04:46 PM   #8
D2-AUTOSPORT
Former Sponsor
Trader Score: (0)
 
D2-AUTOSPORT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: D2'sville
Posts: 13,034
Send a message via AIM to D2-AUTOSPORT Send a message via Yahoo to D2-AUTOSPORT
Default

PROs:

They look marvelous

CONs:
I dont have them
D2-AUTOSPORT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-04, 04:46 PM
 
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
ccons, cons, pros, set, setup, staggered, tyre

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:23 AM.

Join ClubLexus
Advertising


Copyright © 2000-2008 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info