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    Running a staggered setup on a VR4

    Hello - Any running a staggered set of rims? I'm looking at putting 5Zigen FN01RC -HV 18x8.5 front / 18x9.5 rear? A number of people have commented that it will wreck my differential. I was planning on using Bridgestone Potenza RE760 245/40/18 front and 275/35/18 rear. The diameters are 25.7" / 25.6" and revs per mile 811 / 814 respectively. Am I stupid for doing this? Should I sell one of the sets and match them up all the way around? Thoughts?

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    My personal opinion is to match the sets. The car is AWD, not RWD.

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    That little difference in circumference is negligible. The differentials/VCU should handle a 1-2% difference in circumference without trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaadVR4 View Post
    That little difference in circumference is negligible. The differentials/VCU should handle a 1-2% difference in circumference without trouble.
    this.^

    while not preferable, you can do it, as the revs are close enough. my personal choice was for all four to match; both because it keeps the diameters closer, but also because it allows for easier tire rotations.

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    Not to mention that a staggered width setup defeats the purpose of the torque split in the centre diff.

    Keep them all the same size. Wider tires in the rear are for RWD cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DG View Post
    Not to mention that a staggered width setup defeats the purpose of the torque split in the centre diff.

    Keep them all the same size. Wider tires in the rear are for RWD cars.

    DG
    Agreed. Being able to do it, and it being a good idea, are sometimes worlds apart.
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    Hm.. I just got a set of used tires, 2 245/45/17 and 2 245/40/17. How much damage will this cause? I needed to replace my tires, but couldn't afford a brand new set at the time.

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    If its a VR4 it will destroy your VCU. 245/45/17 is 25.7" 245/40/17 is only 24.7"

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    Quote Originally Posted by stealthee View Post
    If its a VR4 it will destroy your VCU. 245/45/17 is 25.7" 245/40/17 is only 24.7"
    this. i would have posted it, but stealthee got there first.

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    Damn.. I guess I need new tires. The used tire place said it shouldn't affect anything. I didn't realize at the time it would have ill effects.

    How much damage would 30 miles have caused on my VCU?

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