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Does anyone know what tyres would I need if I went for a staggered fitment on my MK4. I.e standard width on front, 9.5J alloys on the rear?
 

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Grrr. So its not as simple as bolting some wheels on then.

The fronts would be 8.5, the rears 9.5. So OEM 225\40\18 on front ?.

I don't want silly stretch, but car has to be MOT legal, and Haldex safe.
 

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[background=rgb(250, 250, 250)]245 is the smallest but will be ok, the optimum sizes are 255 or 265 with 275 being the max to fit to a 9.5 inch wide rim[/background]
In English mate


So any of those size in a 40 profile?,
 

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i run 8.5 front and 9.5 rear on 225-40-18

you will get a little stretch on the rear.
Ive had no issues with the staggered fitment.
My car handles like its on rails and i drive it hard every single day.
 

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If the rolling radius is the same all round, you shouldn't have any issues. Keep an eye on the angle of the drive shafts if you are going lower and wider as there may be a risk of putting more stress on them than is needed.

You will notice a problem straight away as you will literally hear the haldex growling at you


But, if the RR is the same all round (means good math on the tyres calculation etc) and a good geo setup id say you will be fine.

For me, personally, I dont see the point in it - the car puts most the power to the front wheels, so its not even as if you are on the limits of rear end grip anyway.

If you are going for the wheels I think you are, why not try and get them all in the 8.5 width?
 

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I was thinking if doing this, but without the crazy drop of course:

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What is important is for the rolling radius between the front and the back to be as close to one another.

The same profile on a wider tyre means a bigger sidewall hence a bigger rolling radius

e.g - 225/40 has a sidewall of 90mm whereas 275/40 has a sidewall of 110mm
 
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