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    Staggered vs Square

    Hey guys,

    Purchasing new wheels and am considering going square, increase practicality, warranty issues for rotation, and drive-ability ease.

    squared: wheel 18x8.5 tire 235/245

    Staggered is keeping the factory setup in mind and who doesn't like a nice wide tire in the rear, performance fun as well as nice looking.

    staggered: 18x8.5 front 18x9 rear. tire - 235/45 and 255/40


    Feel free to comment on the sizing stuff (input appreciated) but what I'm really after is the staggered vs square setup.

    Who is for staggered and who is for squared? por que?
    '04 300 330i ZHP 6MT 3.46

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    Squared. More pros than with a staggered setup.

    More neutral handling, can rotate tires (if they're not directional), and IMO looks better having all four the same size. Also, tire warranty may be longer with certain brands.

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    Square square square

    Staggered is good for looks, but these cars are so much more fun with the neutral handling of a square setup

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    I went with square. 245/40 on 17x8.5. I drive about 20k miles a year so I wanted to able to rotate the tires. When I had OEM staggered, the rears wore twice as fast as the fronts.


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    Alright, squared is declared. Thanks guys

    235/40....? What are the advantages of 235/45..? More cushion for the pushin'....??
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    I (actually Daniel, cause I got them used from him) went with 245/40 cause thatís the closest to OEM diameter I think.


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    so now its 235/40 vs 245/40....

    my indecisiveness will be the death of me.....
    '04 300 330i ZHP 6MT 3.46

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    Staggered vs Square

    Maybe this might help -

    APEX ARC-8 Fitment Thread
    https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?sha...6&share_type=t

    And

    Apex ARC8 17" vs. 18", Offset, and Tire Size Questions
    https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?sha...2&share_type=t

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    That was great. Thanks San

    Appreciate the assist
    '04 300 330i ZHP 6MT 3.46

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