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Square Setup for GT

Discussion in 'Suspension, Brakes, Wheels, Tires Discussion' started by TO Turbo, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. TO Turbo

    TO Turbo Canada Member

    Suspension & Tire Gurus: What are your thoughts on running a square (equal width) setup on the GT? According to a vendor on another forum, the car below is running 245/35/20 tires on 20x9 wheels. No offset information is provided but its likely in the 40ish area.

    Not being a huge fan of the stock 19" wheels a thought was to relegate them to winter duty with stock size winter tires, purchase a set of 19" summer wheels and run 255/35/19 all around. I'd reuse the stock rear tires and purchase 2 new PS4's for the front.

    Good idea? Stupid Idea? Mess up the handling? Haven't seen it discussed before so I'm just throwing it out there, partly out of curiosity and partly due to an earlier request fro fresh threads on the forum.

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  2. DaJackson

    DaJackson United States Active Member

    If you are going wider in the front you’ll gain a bit better traction up front, so less pushing through a corner.

    There is no harm in going to a square set up. Generally there isn’t the same amount of room up front to run as of wide wheels/tires as the rear. But if the specs are true in that pic then there is on the Stinger.
  3. mev202

    mev202 Germany Active Member

    Wont square wheels make the ride really bumpy?
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  4. TO Turbo

    TO Turbo Canada Member

    Lol. Could be kind of a pre-Flinstones sort of ride.
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  5. westcoastGT

    westcoastGT 1000 Posts Club!

    The 19s run pretty firm , 20's for me would like riding on a roller skate , staggered set up looks better and is designed for better handling but it depends on your driving style , my$.02
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  6. westcoastGT

    westcoastGT 1000 Posts Club!

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  7. AAQUINO11

    AAQUINO11 Canada Newish Member

    I just ordered a set of 20x9 +38mm offset for all 4 corners of my Stinger. I don't see any harm in it.
  8. Canoli

    Canoli United States Member

    Getting staggered 19's put on now.
  9. Rocket

    Rocket United States Member

    Actually, staggered setup is designed for traction, not handling. Styling is a big part of the equation, too.
  10. Waynerm002

    Waynerm002 United States Active Member

    I've actually wondered this after seeing the car in person, the front tires have a slight stretch to them on the wheel. Seems like there is room there to go 235, or probably up to the 255 of the rears. I think they can take the car even further but they held back a bit to give the G70 an advantage while still making it an exciting drive or the KIA side. Would love to hear from those that go with a square setup if the handling changes any.
  11. Aquadog

    Aquadog United States Active Member

    If the 20s are fitting on the front and the rear, can you just put the same size 19 that are on the rear, on the front?
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