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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-06-2011, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Staggered sizes

Hey guys-

Wanted to see if anybody has ever used 225/60 15 up front and 245/60 15 in the rear. I've got fan blades on my 97...not interested in new wheels currently. I just need new tires and wanted to stagger some BFG Radials. I know this isn't much of a stagger width wise but i think it would look pretty good height wise. The 225 is about an inch shorter than the 245. I'm not really concerned with throwing off the spedometer that much as it is not my daily driver. Just wanted to check and see if anyone had any input they felt like sharing.

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Does your car have ABS? Different heights will effect that. VSS is only effected by the rears.

Your better off keeping the sizes the same all the way around.

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Stick with 245's all the way around.

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yeah it does have abs. in what way does different sizes affect that?
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Different height tires will spin at a different speed, when braking the abs system can interpret this as a loss of grip and pulse the brakes for no reason.

On top of that using smaller tires on front, both in height and width will increase understeer.

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gotcha. so....general concensus: 245's all the way around?
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I've been using different sizes on mine with no ill effects for years. 235/60-15 in back 215/60-15 up front. It steers and corners quite well. But I don't have ABS or traction control either.
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If you had 235's all around it would steer and corner even better. Front heavy cars need front grip.

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245's it is. thanks guys.
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I had 255/60/15 on my Cougar and my Tbird all the way around and had no problems. It helped the handling alot.
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sweet. ordered 245/60 bfg radials on sunday from tirerack. they came in today. and they'll be on the car on saturday
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i ran 235/60 up front and 275/60 out back on stock fan blades for years without issue.

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