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Old 03-06-2013, 04:58 PM   #112
saabarupp
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Originally Posted by averagewhiteboy View Post
To balance out the rear wheels being slightly poked in compared to the fronts, has anyone tried running staggered wheels? If you search for FRS/BRZ wheels online, alot come staggered. I know staggered on FWD is dumb, and it's mostly for RWD, but I'd assume AWD could benefit as well as long as it's not a big difference. IE, same offset, but run 7.5's on the front and 8's on the rear, or something like that.. Any ideas?
I think running staggered on AWD is not advised for the same reason that running tires with different tread patterns is not advised. One axle getting more traction then the other (larger contact patch) is bad for the differential and over time can cause damage. There probably wouldn't be anything noticeable in the short term, but i would not chance it.
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