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Old 02-12-2008, 01:40 PM
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Staggered or not to staggered

I've read a bit on staggering the car. It seems that the conclusion is not much of a difference at all. Staggering the car seems more for drag races and cosmetic purposes.

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1) can i put my rims size at 18x9.5 all round? will it rub the fenders in front?

2) 9.5 width all round wont it be better in terms on grip and handling?
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:48 PM
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Staggered defintiely looks cool, but stock is optimized for daily driver handling.

Yes, you can go 9.5 all around and with it 245/40-18 is a popular alternative tire fitment.

A bit wider tread so a bit better grip and a bit better look, while maintaining non-staggered.

Additionally, you can rotate non-staggered for more even/longer tread life.
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:31 PM
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you can check with acidx he's is super staggered...but for me, im using 8.5 all around. If you ask me, the minimal difference can only be felt at track.
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Originally Posted by gliny View Post
I've read a bit on staggering the car. It seems that the conclusion is not much of a difference at all. Staggering the car seems more for drag races and cosmetic purposes.

Qns:
1) can i put my rims size at 18x9.5 all round? will it rub the fenders in front?

2) 9.5 width all round wont it be better in terms on grip and handling?
1. 9.5in means ur tyres shld be ard 255 or 265. 245 is extremely over stretched. 255 or 265 tyres are expensive, compared to 225, 235 or 245. it will not rub ur front is ur offset is correct.

2. grip n handling, yes, if u apply the law of physics. wider surface area, more surface contact, u have grip n handling. Of cos u have to balance off the money u pay for wider tyres, which is an important factor.

As for stagger n non-stagger, its ur choice. Stagger setup, like i always mentioned in the past, is a privilege for RWD. And it is so much nicer compared to all 4 same size. Check out xacidx's ride. CHeck out blackjack's ride. There are many more with staggered setup. Certain showlook rims gives u a very deep dish look, like the rims u previously wanted to buy from peter. the rear rims have one of the deeper dish for the rx8.

ultimately choice is urs.
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great. thanks coupe07. made up my mind now.
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Can some bro share some advise whether 18 inch with offset front 24 & rear 30 can be fit onto our 8 ? Thanks.
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by spyglass69 View Post
Can some bro share some advise whether 18 inch with offset front 24 & rear 30 can be fit onto our 8 ? Thanks.

bro for our ride the offset from +34 to +40 is better, cause it's for the brake kits. but it also depends on the type of rims, cause diff rims have diff offset for our car.
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thanks for the advise, bro.. was considering VR GT rim..
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by spyglass69 View Post
Can some bro share some advise whether 18 inch with offset front 24 & rear 30 can be fit onto our 8 ? Thanks.
to be frank, NO. what is the width of the rims?

For rx8, both offset will pop out unless the rim width is very narrow, which is not possible for 18in rims.
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:30 PM
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Sorry, abit off topic, please bear with this silly newbie question. Could anyone be kind enough to explain to me what is the offset of the wheels?

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Originally Posted by fly_vtec View Post
Sorry, abit off topic, please bear with this silly newbie question. Could anyone be kind enough to explain to me what is the offset of the wheels?

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search the web.... enkei jp website got a pretty good explanantion and illustration.
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Cool, thanks coupe7. Oh ya, by the way, i saw this blue rx8 with RE bodykit at MG about 2 weeks ago (sat) with a really nice staggered layout. It has white emotion works CR kai rim. Could any tell me the rim size with the offset thingy. Thinking of doing something like that .

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Old 02-15-2008, 02:59 AM
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Originally Posted by fly_vtec View Post
Cool, thanks coupe7. Oh ya, by the way, i saw this blue rx8 with RE bodykit at MG about 2 weeks ago (sat) with a really nice staggered layout. It has white emotion works CR kai rim. Could any tell me the rim size with the offset thingy. Thinking of doing something like that .

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that's 18" bro, offset u can chk with blackjack. but works emotion rims quite heavy, tat's if u are ok with it lah.
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Old 02-15-2008, 03:27 AM
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if you're trackin'/autox, going staggered = understeer.

although, some have diff. opinions, just my .02
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http://www.1010tires.com/tech.asp

lots of good info here.

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Originally Posted by fly_vtec View Post
Cool, thanks coupe7. Oh ya, by the way, i saw this blue rx8 with RE bodykit at MG about 2 weeks ago (sat) with a really nice staggered layout. It has white emotion works CR kai rim. Could any tell me the rim size with the offset thingy. Thinking of doing something like that .

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tats my car in MG, my rims offset is front 8.5+38, rear 9.5+38
all in 18 inch. if u really interested can ask MG to order the rims for u.
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Cool car you got there blackjack. thanks for the information bro, appreciate it .
If you dun mind, could you pm me the price for 4 rims and how much is the trade in cost for the original 16" rx8 rims. Thanks bro!!!!

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Old 02-18-2008, 04:42 AM
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blackjack's car is worth to drool for bro, can ask him alot of things for his knowledge on the car also SOLID..hehehe,

i wan to steal his rims liao..hahaha kidding onli bro joe
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Old 02-18-2008, 05:35 AM
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hehehehe...... your KS gt wing will be mine.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:06 AM
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i recently brought a cat to MG and let it pee in front of blackjack's car. hehehe
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:49 AM
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hehehehe...... your KS gt wing will be mine.
i steal ur re body kit lor and ur eye lid hahaha...heh heh heh :P
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