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Old 01-22-2007, 06:40 PM   #1
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So I was looking through the Japanese magazine Hyper Rev. and noticed that some of the featured race cars would run say Front: 17x8.5 Rear: 17x8, or Front: 18x8.5 Rear: 18x8 etc. , but the tire sizes would be the same like say a 245 or 255!

Now do they no know something that we don't? Does it help turn in better? Does just having a wider wheel (without changing the tire size) make enough of a difference that a lot of those cars would have that?

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Old 01-22-2007, 06:49 PM   #2
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User 'drivrswntd' did a reverse staggered setup.

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Finally got my pictures from NHIS when i was up there about a month ago. 04 sti, havent really done any performance mods, all of the r&d has gone into suspension and braking. Susp and braking setup is as follows



Zeal Function v6 12k/10k

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Cooked my rear rotors at this event. Stock rear rotors, are warped beyond belief. I came off the track and they were a nice solid blue color. Working on gettin some 2 piece rear rotors as replacements.






















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Old 01-22-2007, 07:09 PM   #3
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This is old news and a well known trick so no they dont know something that we dont.
If set up correct, it will help with turn-in. The wider wheel will help reduce tire sidewall flex and give you a slightly larger tire contact patch thus giving you more front end grip and better steering response.

Just remember that us AWD guys have to use the same size tire on all 4 corners!
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Old 01-22-2007, 07:34 PM   #4
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This is old news and a well known trick so no they dont know something that we dont.
If set up correct, it will help with turn-in. The wider wheel will help reduce tire sidewall flex and give you a slightly larger tire contact patch thus giving you more front end grip and better steering response.

Just remember that us AWD guys have to use the same size tire on all 4 corners!

Sweet, makes sense! I just didn't see too much of the NASIOC community doin this.

Thanks man!
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Old 01-22-2007, 09:46 PM   #5
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Sweet, makes sense! I just didn't see too much of the NASIOC community doin this.

Thanks man!
Not many people do it on street cars. If you notice, some track/race cars on here run a wider wheel in the front, as well as different offsets front and rear.
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Old 01-23-2007, 06:34 PM   #6
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Not many people do it on street cars. If you notice, some track/race cars on here run a wider wheel in the front, as well as different offsets front and rear.
Yes!! Was about to add this to my post but you beat me to it.
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This is old news and a well known trick so no they dont know something that we dont.
If set up correct, it will help with turn-in. The wider wheel will help reduce tire sidewall flex and give you a slightly WIDER tire contact patch thus giving you more front end grip and better steering response.

Just remember that us AWD guys have to use the same size tire on all 4 corners!
....NOT larger
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....NOT larger
So does the contact patch retain its surface area or get smaller when rim width increases?
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So does the contact patch retain its surface area or get smaller when rim width increases?
...just changes shape.

...and this gets discussed, here, regularly....read a bit and educate yourself
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