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Default Going Wider Rims & Tires... Ideal Size for Handling & Looks? - 11-21-2018, 02:45 AM

Hi Everyone!

I have a 2018 BMW X2 X-Drive--yes, not exactly the right place to post this, but the X2 forum is literally dead. So I thought I'll have a better response here!

Anyways, I'm planning on getting aftermarket wheels to widen the stance as well as improve handling. I've started doing some research on whether wider stance (or tires) would provide better handling. And to be honest, there are proponents of both sides. Since this is going to be a street car (with spirited driving) and not a track car, I thought even if I'm wrong and wider stance doesn't improve handling, the effects should be minimal.

The stock wheels that came with my X2 is a squared setup: front and Rear: 19x8.5 +35 || 225/45/19

I'm looking to get a wider stance look for the rears and have decided on either a 19x10 or 19x10.5 on 295/35/19 tires. This should put me at less than 1% difference compared to my stock setup.

My question is, should I be going for a squared setup with this? I've never seen anyone do a squared setup with a 295 wide tire in the front.

What would be the pros and cons of this setup in terms of handling?

If I were to go with staggered setup, what width should I go in the front? I'm thinking 255/40/19.

Of course, I don't want to sacrifice handling for looks at all. My primary focus is to improve handling (or at least not make it worse than stock). Any input / advice is appreciated!
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