Square vs stagger

Discussion in 'Brakes, Wheels and Tires' started by 03dakrt, Nov 22, 2018.

  1. 03dakrt

    03dakrt TMO Intermediate

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    Looking at new wheels and wondering if I should go 285 square or 285 front and 305 rear? I use car for both autocross and HPDE plus 3000 street miles in the summer.

    GT Track Pack with springs and koni's.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Mad Hatter

    Mad Hatter Gotta go Faster

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    I would really recomend going 305 square or bigger... Or at the very least 295. Our cars need all the rubber they can get! Not to mention that a square setup is great for rotation etc that can save you $$$$ as well.
     
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  3. Norm Peterson

    Norm Peterson Corner Barstool Sitter

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    Worth reviewing the last post in your 'Oversteer' thread, unless you're going to go really crazy with wheels wider than 11" (which would take 285/xx's off the table).

    The car in my sig wears 285/35's on 18x11's, and (hopefully) at some point that's not going to be quite enough. Turns out that the section width of a 305 as mounted on 11" wides isn't as much wider than a 285 on 11's as the tire size numbers suggest, as the 285's are stretched outward by about 10 mm. This is mostly important for fitment, because strut-side tire & wheel clearance gets a bit skimpy.

    OE mfrs are starting to put 305/30's on 11" wide wheels as production stock.

    While I'm sure it's possible to tune your car around either a 'square' or 'staggered' wheel/tire setup, a front-heavy car without a power adder doesn't have nearly as much reason to stagger. The front end is the heavy end, and it's the end that gets the cornering started in the first place.


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  4. 03dakrt

    03dakrt TMO Intermediate

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    Would sve 350r 19x11 with a 50mm offset fit square on 305?
     
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    Should, though the fronts would definitely require spacers (WAG - 3/4" or 20mm) and you might have to trim the rear shock boots a bit. I also trimmed the rear tiedown brackets, this not being absolutely necessary but those 'bumps' can get in the way of easy tire removal.


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    Why not go with 18's?
     
  7. 03dakrt

    03dakrt TMO Intermediate

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    Don't want to go shorter. I would need to shift 4th a lot more often tracks i run. Price point is great for this flow formed wheel.
     

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