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Old 02-05-2010, 11:42 PM   #1
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Think about square setup....

My car has the factory staggered setup now.

Front: 225/45-17 Dunlop 8080 tires with 17x7.5 M68 OEM wheels (~21 lb/ea)
Rear: 245/40-17 Dunlop 8080 tires with 17x8.5 M68 OEM wheels (~22 lb/ea)

I just feel too much understeer when making turns. Now thinking about changing to a square setup. I have found Kosei K1 racing wheels 17x8.5 at 17 lb/ea and Continental ExtremeContact DWS 245/40-17 tires on Tirerack.com.

Does this work? Will the square setup fit in the front like OEM? The rear fits exactly like OEM.
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:45 PM   #2
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that should work out just fine, what offset on the wheels?
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:47 PM   #3
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Kosei K1 racing wheel info

7x8.5
$175 (each)
Offset: 40mm
Backspacing: 6.30"
Bolt Pattern: 5-120
Rec. Tire Size: 225/45-17
Weight: 16.8lbs.
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:48 PM   #4
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then you are good to go. if you have a coilover kit and you hear/feel rubbing in the front you may need a small spacer to push it off that damper
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I have Kosei K1s on my car. 245/40/17 or 255/40/17 will fit just fine square...even with some coilovers.
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I have Kosei K1s on my car. 245/40/17 or 255/40/17 will fit just fine square...even with some coilovers.
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I know some coilover kits are different but glad you clarified this
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Old 02-06-2010, 10:07 AM   #8
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Do it!!!!!You'll love it.That's what i have now on my car,excellent handling.
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Old 02-06-2010, 10:13 AM   #9
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Will the steering be more difficult?

The factory setup already has a relative stiff steering that my wife complains about.
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Steering may not be affected. I hate the way that our cars steering feels
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Old 02-06-2010, 12:03 PM   #11
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The steering is tight but I got used to it pretty quick. I think it feels better than the Nissan Maxima I have.
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:45 PM   #12
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Post pics once you get this set up as I am considering the same package from Tirerack...
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