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Old 04-27-2014, 09:53 AM   #1
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Kona blue 11 Gt with premium 19 inch wheels. Thinking about going to staggered boss 302 style wheels. Question is..... Has anyone regretted the decision to go staggered?
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I have the boss 302 LS style wheels staggered & I love them! No regrets here the wide meat in the back looks BA!
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Also what tires did you get? Have you burned through a set? Did the tire wear differ greatly in the front and the back?
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Here's a couple pics. I'm running sumis 245/45 up front & 275/40 in the back. I'm gonna go a little wider next time tho! I've had them for about 8 months & they still look good. The back tires do look a little more worn out than the front. I just figure when I have to replace the rear tires my fronts will still last a while!
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Love my staggered Roush rims.
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I have a staggered setup on both of my cars. Looks badass. Obviously you will go through tires quicker not rotating. But you didn't buy a 4 door grocery getter. But some meats out back!
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I've been staggered in everything I've owned for years.
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Normally you rotate tires because the fronts wear more than the rears.... All you gotta do is a few burnouts and then tire life will be back to even.
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Normally you rotate tires because the fronts wear less than the rears.... All you gotta do is a few burnouts and then tire life will be back to even.
Wouldn't that wear out the rear tires even more? Haha.
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Wait I worded that wrong.... Editing.
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Fronts wear more than rears. So burnouts on rears will make it even.
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Fronts wear more than rears. So burnouts on rears will make it even.
Really?? I thought the rear wear out quicker because that's what gets all initial power?
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Really?? I thought the rear wear out quicker because that's what gets all initial power?

Well on Mustangs it seems to wear quicker back there. But think of all the turning the front wheels do. It wears the rubber a bit faster than the rears which don't turn.
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Well on Mustangs it seems to wear quicker back there. But think of all the turning the front wheels do. It wears the rubber a bit faster than the rears which don't turn.
That makes sense. Yea because my rear tires look more worn out than my front tires!
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On a rwd sports car, rears always wear out faster. Unless you are a grandma... Generally you'll go through 2 or even 3 sets of rears before the fronts wear out depending on what sort of tire you run out back.
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On a rwd sports car, rears always wear out faster. Unless you are a grandma... Generally you'll go through 2 or even 3 sets of rears before the fronts wear out depending on what sort of tire you run out back.

I don't run staggered on any of my cars, but I find that front tires really like to wear on the outer edges from turning. Even though the center tread may last longer, you may end up replacing them sooner just for the outside edges.
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I went with a double staggered setup on mine and love it so far. I think the fronts wear out quicker because they technically drive farther than the rears. I have 255/40/19 in the front and 275/35/20 in the back. I also went with an asymmetric tire, so I can still rotate side to side at least.
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I went with a double staggered setup on mine and love it so far. I think the fronts wear out quicker because they technically drive farther than the rears. I have 255/40/19 in the front and 275/35/20 in the back. I also went with an asymmetric tire, so I can still rotate side to side at least.
Yes mine are asymmetric too so you can rotate side to side mine are a bit wider and lower profile though 295/30/20 rear and 255/35/20 front staggered gives you that nice stance you are looking for and the traction you need especially if you run a SUPERCHARGER like I do.

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I don't run staggered on any of my cars, but I find that front tires really like to wear on the outer edges from turning. Even though the center tread may last longer, you may end up replacing them sooner just for the outside edges.
Yeah well I don't drive as... spirited anymore as I used to so well see lol. Honestly if AM had still been doing the 18x9 2000R replicas when I got my tires I may have gone 18x9 all around...

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I don't run staggered on any of my cars, but I find that front tires really like to wear on the outer edges from turning. Even though the center tread may last longer, you may end up replacing them sooner just for the outside edges.

If the fronts like to roll on the edges from corners you are running too low of a PSI. I see this a lot in autocross, even my car at my last event. Around 32 psi all around and my fronts got rolled all the way down to the letters. Need to bump up the front PSI.
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I run 35 at all times on the street. Would lower the rear and pump up the front more when I used to go to the 1/4 mile.

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I run 35 at all times on the street. Would lower the rear and pump up the front more when I used to go to the 1/4 mile.

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I usually do also. I wasn't able to adjust tire pressure before the AutoX. Not sure why it go so low either. I probably should have ran 38 that day
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If the fronts like to roll on the edges from corners you are running too low of a PSI. I see this a lot in autocross, even my car at my last event. Around 32 psi all around and my fronts got rolled all the way down to the letters. Need to bump up the front PSI.
What's strange is I run 30PSI in mine whenever I run at a road course with no roll over at all.
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What's strange is I run 30PSI in mine whenever I run at a road course with no roll over at all.
Autocross and road race are different on tires. Since there is more hard side to side movement in autocross.
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Autocross and road race are different on tires. Since there is more hard side to side movement in autocross.

I was only referring to street driving earlier when I was talking about front tires wearing on the edges.
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