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Old 08-07-2012, 01:08 AM   #1
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Default Bugeye on corevette sawblades???

Friend if mine has proposed a deal with me for his staggered saw blades with adapters 17-8.5 and 17-9.5 with great tires and $1500 for my old mk3 Jetta. Has it been done before? Thoughts? Polished or powder coated
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:13 AM   #2
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I wouldn't recommend staggered wheels on an awd car. It's up to you but i'm sure it cant be to good on the differential. If you aren't pushing a whole lot of power and you drive VERY conservative, I guess you'd be alright for awhile.

Still, I'd say just buy some c4 wheels that are all 17x9.5. Cheap online! Have'em custom drilled of something.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:29 AM   #3
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staggered sucks.

be a man and do 4 rears.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:56 AM   #4
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my buddy lou has his 2006 STi on vette wheels! looks sick as hell!!!!
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:56 AM   #5
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Why would you want to put 25 year old, ugly wheels on your car? Not to mnention the fact that they don't fit.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:54 AM   #6
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Why would you want to put 25 year old, ugly wheels on your car? Not to mnention the fact that they don't fit.
Because Volkswagon.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:59 AM   #7
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i hate sawblades. some vette wheels look good. personally i would shoot for the chrome-like 5 spokes that were on my dads old 2004 vette.

if your gonna do it get 4 fronts or 4 rears. dont stagger. thats bad mmmmmkay? dont be bad mmmmmkay.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:57 PM   #8
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Z06 or ZR1 wheels or GTFO.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:18 AM   #9
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Staggared wheels will kill your center diff. unless you have equal circumference. Measure VERY carefully.
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:08 AM   #10
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Sounds like I'll just have to sell the setup to a Vw fan and buy parts
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:24 PM   #11
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there's an impreza wagon in my area with 17in sawblades painted blue. i'm not sure of the exact wheel specs but it looks pretty cool.
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:36 PM   #12
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Staggered doesn't mean jack, it's about the tire's rolling diameter. Match that between the front and rear and you won't have issues. Hell you could even run the same tire for front and rear and not worry about it, you'll just have more stretch on the rear.

Fun fact: Stretching a tire doesn't affect its rolling diameter
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:02 PM   #13
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Staggered doesn't mean jack, it's about the tire's rolling diameter. Match that between the front and rear and you won't have issues. Hell you could even run the same tire for front and rear and not worry about it, you'll just have more stretch on the rear.

Fun fact: Stretching a tire doesn't affect its rolling diameter
Different grip tolerances also effect center diff.

And yes, stretching effects diameter. Millimeters matter.

This isn't something people just said "oh you shouldn't do it" it's from several people doing it and every single one of them running into problems.

And why you'd want to stagger the rear is confusing. It makes your already under steering car understeer anymore.
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:02 AM   #14
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Hey check out procomp race systems shop car. They have a 07 sti on them
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:49 AM   #15
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:21 AM   #16
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:/ not a huge fan.
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