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staggered fitment...

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by mi1av0ng, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. mi1av0ng

    mi1av0ng Junior Member

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    This may sound really, really stupid but I was always curious, what would happen if you ran a staggered application on a FWD vehicle. NOW BEFORE YOU BASH ME I don't mean wider in the back, but wider tires on the FRONT WHEELS. So lets say something along the lines of 195/40/16 on the back and 205/40/16 on the front.

    Flames suit is zipped up and ready to go...
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    It's been done already. I believe J's Racing CRX has staggered tires, and the Falken Drift Civic indefinitely has staggered wheels.
     
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    mi1av0ng Junior Member

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    whew ok... so what would be the benefit of running that type of staggered application on a FWD vehicle? reduced understeer?
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    I guess so; create more of a neutral feel with the rears breaking out almost as much as the front.
     
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    i wouldn't call it reduced understeer....
    i'd call it improved oversteer.
     
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    Gives the front more traction. I'm considering running spacers up front, with same size wheels and tires to give a similar effect. I hear doing staggered/wider front track has quite a noticeable difference in handling.
     
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    mi1av0ng Junior Member

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    You have a sol too b16? do you mind posting your setup? Im thinking about just building and boosting my z6 but everyone was like you should just swap in a b-series, boost it and call it a day. I keep hearing conflicting stories about how going the SOHC route is cheaper. So I'm looking for a little input, also is yours a DD or track car?
     
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    Just a stock B16 right now with boltons and CTR cams. Makes 174whp, not too bad. I'm building a B18C for it. I'm not into boosting it, for honda's I like to stay NA. :) It is a track car, it has a full cage and no interior so DD would suck ass :p I would agree, boosting a D series would be cheaper, but I don't know much about boosting them.
     
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