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      09-08-2009, 06:24 PM   #19
Second Lieutenant

Drives: 08 e92 335xi
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jersey City

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Originally Posted by swartzentruber View Post
My pretty strong opinion is that staggered on XI is purely a looks thing, and is actually detrimental to handling. If I were you, I'd recommend keeping it the way it is and being happy. The main purpose of wider rears is getting a bit better rear traction, but the natural impact is a bit more understeer (or reduction in oversteer). You don't need that additional rear traction (and extra understeer) due to having AWD.
I totally agree. I have 265 rears and 235 fronts and the understeer is definitely more pronounced. I have one turn I take on the way to my gym every morning, and I used to love to go into a little rear slide with DTC/DSC off. After the upgrade, I tried to push the rears out and only felt the fronts sliding. If I were to do it again, I would try a 265 rears/245 fronts or 255 rears/235 fronts.