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Old 05-17-2006, 01:55 PM   #1
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Staggered or not staggered??

Is it better to buy staggered rims or non staggered rims????
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Old 05-17-2006, 02:19 PM   #2
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Staggered - better performance, but can't rotate tires. You end up burning through rears alot faster than fronts. Unless performance is concern go non. The staggered setup does look better though and gives you more grip. I love my staggered setup, but sometimes I wish I had the option to rotate. But I drive an M so I can't complain and I look at it as the cost of doing business (tires). Its just one of the many things on the list that I just don't think about. (Gas, Tires, Maint)
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Old 05-17-2006, 04:05 PM   #3
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Staggered all the way!!!!
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staggered gives you a mean look.. gotta love the staggered
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Staggered is the best looking, but if you're like me and drive a lot in the year...it's expensive to roll that way. I'm going non-staggered
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Staggered. I love the way it looks.
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From my understanding staggared is worse for handling than non staggared? Does any one care to chime in? It is better for drag racing/ off the line racing.
Also your have an xi so it wont help you period, get staggered if you like the look, but it is very uneconomical.
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From my understanding staggared is worse for handling than non staggared? Does any one care to chime in? It is better for drag racing/ off the line racing.
Also your have an xi so it wont help you period, get staggered if you like the look, but it is very uneconomical.

1. wider rear tires/wheels promote understeer in any car

2. obviously a wider setup in the rear will have a larger contact patch on the ground, therefore promoting better grip/traction.

3. the wider rear setup tends to yield a slightly heavier rear wheel/tire setup, therefore decreasing fuel economy.

4. you cannot rotate your tires properly when you wear the rears down, you will have to invest in a new set of rear tires.

5. they do look VERY nice on any rwd application, but you have to ask yourself if the good's outweigh the bad's.
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