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Old 05-13-2005, 11:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it bad to have 2 different sets of tires? like azenis in the front and contisports in the back? and for staggered setup, would I be alright with 225s in the front and 235 in the back? Thanks
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You can have them different especially if they are staggered but if they are real different they will grip the road differently.

Also you can run 235/40/17 all around....I do it, but most staggered are 225 in front and 245 in back the thing to keep in mind is that if you are running a different size wheel you need to keep the radius very close if not the same to stock.
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Thanks for your response. I decided to get all 4 matching new tires. Some kumho ecsta 711's, I hope they are good. I also decided not to get staggered wheels and i ended up getting some 18"s.
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can you use a staggard wheel setup without running staggard rim sizes? I don't have the cash this summer for new rims, but need new tires. I'd love to put 215's on the front and 235's on the back using my stock rims.

Is this ok to do?
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Also along the lines of doing staggered tire sizes has anyone with staggered tires run into any problems with abs and speedometer?
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Also along the lines of doing staggered tire sizes has anyone with staggered tires run into any problems with abs and speedometer?
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My ABS works fine but my speedo reads wrong, my rear wheels are to big. But I know it so it's not a problem.

There is no real point in using a staggered setup on a normal E36. Will only give you more understeer.
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i don't think my 17" 8.5" 235/40 tires (about to replace my "slick" rear tires with 245) messes up my spedo at all. Does it?
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