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      12-26-2012, 11:54 PM   #1
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rotating on staggered rim and same tire size

Hi all, i have staggered rims with snow tires and 225 all around. Can i put the wider rim up front to even out wear or is it not suggested?

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Why dont you just pay whatever it costs for a tire place to put the same size tires on the front and the others on the back (take em off the rims and swap em i mean)

I dont think its a good idea to run staggered with wider up front...
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Not recommended, but probably possible to run without any really adverse effects
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Why do you have staggered rims with the same tire width?
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OP, there will be no problem whatsoever with putting the wider wheel up front if it fits. It might not look good, but it will drive fine and there will be no sacrifice in handling.
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OP, there will be no problem whatsoever with putting the wider wheel up front if it fits. It might not look good, but it will drive fine and there will be no sacrifice in handling.


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My car had the sport package with staggered rim and when i upgraded my rims, i used the stocks ones for snow and for snow 225 is recommend all the way around.
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Why do you have staggered rims with the same tire width?
Because it's normal to have same size snow tires.
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Because it's normal to have same size snow tires.




OP - Wider wheels in the front will fit fine but I wouldn't recommend running them like that to even out the tread wear. I would go to a shop and flip the tires.
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