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      08-11-2020, 05:29 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by stressdoc View Post
If your goal is to go around the track faster with balanced handling then 245 all around (square) is likely to be your best choice. If you think wider rear tires look better, well that is a different issue.
Why is (square) better?
I can’t think of a single high performance car that comes from the manufacturer with the same size tires on the front and rear.

One reason that manufacturers may deliver cars with a staggered tire set up is because
cars that understeer are considered safer than cars that oversteer.

On the i8 by adding the same level of increased grip 245’s front and 275’s rear and keeping the original staggered set up as designed by BMW you maintain the safety of understeer while increasing overall cornering grip which is your goal.

The best handling race cars understeer at the limit.

Unless you prefer another old racing adage....“oversteer is better because you don't see what you're about to hit.”

Last edited by Coastali8; 08-12-2020 at 01:04 PM..