Planning on switching to a square setup and I've got questions

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Like the titles says I plan on switching my car to a square setup whenever I change my tires in the next ~3k miles and I have some questions since I don't know much about this topic. I plan on using the stock wheels that the car has for now.

  • Do I have to make any suspensions changes switching from staggered to square (or going the other way)?
  • Is there an optimal tire width? I've seen people do 275 and 285 on the forums frequently, I'm assuming there isn't much difference between the two.
  • Would I need to add a spacers in the front if the tires are wide enough?
  • Is there anything else I should be aware of?

 

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please read the 20+ other threads that have already extensively answered all your questions.
But to be less of an obnoxious prick:
  • no
  • use the tirerack fitment guidelines for the tire of choice
  • it's not the tires stupid, it's the wheel ET
  • how to speed-read 1000 pages of valuable information and use the forum search function - you've been on the forum 6 months, plenty of time to have read everything that has been said
:)
 
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Everything @shogun32 said, plus the easiest setup. 19X10 with 285's is easy mode for square setups. No need to spacer the front (provided your offsets are within the right range), ability to do proper rotations, and many available tires.
 

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Alex, you say you want to keep your stock wheels and run a squared setup. Those two things are contradictory. Squared requires the same wheel, with the same offset, on all four corners.
 
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Alex, you say you want to keep your stock wheels and run a squared setup. Those two things are contradictory. Squared requires the same wheel, with the same offset, on all four corners.
Are all 4 wheels not 19x10?
 


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Are all 4 wheels not 19x10?
None of them are:

Includes:
• 19"x9" (F) 19" x 9.5" (R) Ebony Black Painted Aluminum Wheels
• 255/40 R10 (F) 275/40 R19 (R) (Summer Only) Tires
 

 
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