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      03-21-2008, 07:18 PM   #1
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18s staggered or non staggered?

so I'm downgrading to 18s i had 19" m6 reps staggered but the ride wasn't to fun on jersey roads lol so I'm getting csl matte black in 18's but I'm not sure if I should go staggered or not. I have XI and never notice anything wrong with staggered but I'm really confused on this situation lol. some input would be fun to read

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      03-21-2008, 07:20 PM   #2
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      03-21-2008, 07:30 PM   #3
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thanks man!
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      03-21-2008, 08:56 PM   #4
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i changed the question i didn't want to waste bandwidth lol
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      03-21-2008, 09:04 PM   #5
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Because of the road conditions and you run an xi model, best to go with non-staggered. 8.5x18 w/ 235-40-18 tires ought to do the trick.
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      03-21-2008, 09:08 PM   #6
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Because of the road conditions and you run an xi model, best to go with non-staggered. 8.5x18 w/ 235-40-18 tires ought to do the trick.
yeahhh but I'm going to miss those huge rear tires lol i guess i should go with non staggered
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      03-22-2008, 07:02 AM   #7
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You can run staggered for looks if you want, just as long as the diameter of the rears is the same as the fronts.
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225/40-18 front and 255/35-18 rear if you want staggered on ur XI... they have the same rolling diameters.... and i say staggered>non-staggered
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225/40-18 front and 255/35-18 rear if you want staggered on ur XI... they have the same rolling diameters.... and i say staggered>non-staggered
hmm that would be a interesting set up for sure!!...I'm currently running 235 in the front and 265 in the rears but I want to downgrade to something more comfortable on these F**ked up nj streets lol
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For AWD and FWD car, I would do non staggered.
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For AWD and FWD car, I would do non staggered.
why , please elaborate
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For AWD and FWD car, I would do non staggered.
I don't think I'm going to do staggered anyway but honestly a lot of XI owners are running staggered i don't notice anything different other then more traction on the road

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why , please elaborate
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anyone happen to have pictures of 18inch csl in matte black?
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i hv 18 csl staggered and i am pretty happy with the looks
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can i see pictures of your car with them?
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why , please elaborate
no staggering needed because of AWD traction. Staggering is for looks - but is not supposed to have any negatives on performance - how else would those german engineers agree to do the xi/sport staggerred?
On the other hand, porsche provides staggered setup as stock on some AWD models.
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Need help on this subject too! I have never had staggered setup on this car. Are there any advantages? What would a spacer do to a non-staggered?
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Need help on this subject too! I have never had staggered setup on this car. Are there any advantages? What would a spacer do to a non-staggered?
dont use spacers if you can .. stagerred is basically wider rear tyre, so you get biiger patch on the road, more traction. with spacer you just pushing the wheels out. Looks same probably, but putting stress on suspension and so on. don't do it, get staggered.
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I prefer non-staggered for XI models. Still looks great with the same size wheels all around.
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thanks guys and I think I'm going non staggered for my xi and vmr do you guys offer gunmetal in the csl's?
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i have non staggered 19's, the ride feels about the same as my 17" rft's honestly...but i'm always scared shitless that i'll bend a rim hitting a pothole. my next set of wheels will be 18's probably so i don't have a heart attack everytime i see a pothole.
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i have non staggered 19's, the ride feels about the same as my 17" rft's honestly...but i'm always scared shitless that i'll bend a rim hitting a pothole. my next set of wheels will be 18's probably so i don't have a heart attack everytime i see a pothole.
thats why i sold my 19's its to annoying trying to dodge every pothole and then being worried you bent something.
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