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Date Registered: 01-2013
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running staggered sized wheels and tyres on t31 TL 4wd


Does anyone know whether it would be o.k to run staggered wheels and tyres?

I know the x-trail runs primarily in 2wd (front) so it may not be a problem but just wanted to know if there will be issues with the 4wd system.

There are a few Japanese t31 owners running staggered sizes but its abit hard to identify whether they have 4wd or 2wd versions of the t31.

Any help with this would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Date Registered: 08-2011
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Re: running staggered sized wheels and tyres on t31 TL 4wd


Bad idea. You will cause transmission wind up. It's OK as a temporary measure to get you home but doing it full time will certainly cause issues.

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Re: running staggered sized wheels and tyres on t31 TL 4wd


ah..as i thought.

Thanks for confirming mate.
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Date Registered: 05-2012
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Re: running staggered sized wheels and tyres on t31 TL 4wd


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There are a few Japanese t31 owners running staggered sizes but its abit hard to identify whether they have 4wd or 2wd versions of the t31.



If they run AWD, they are also the ones looking for a replacement transmission.

No 4wd (that I am aware of) allows different rolling radius on the wheels.

Even running a different brand of tyre to the same specs but different rolling radius may be enough to grind your gearbox or differential into paste.

There is previous for this simple error on this forum.

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well the current Nissan GTR allows for a staggered wheel and tyre set up (9.5" wide fronts and 10.5" rears) but then again its a totally different beast (and price).
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Without the full specs, different widths don't necessarily mean different diameter/circumference.
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Date Registered: 05-2010
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Re: running staggered sized wheels and tyres on t31 TL 4wd


Transmission "Wind-Up" can't happen on a T31 as the wet clutch in front of the rear diff will nearly always have a little slippage available (unless it is in LOCK Mode)

Although if in Auto (4wd) then the wet clutch just in front of the rear diff will be constantly slipping WAY more than ever intended so go price a replacement and you may change you mind on this mod.

The other ramifications are the effects on the ABS, Traction control (it will think wheels are constantly slipping), Electronic Brake for Distribution (same as for TC), and Electronic Stability Control.
They will all probably have a "hissy fit".

The Manual specifically warns against non-standard wheels and tire sizes and also says that the car detects even Tire Wear in relation to the above mentioned systems so it is quite sensitive/touchy.

A T31 is the last car I would ever fit staggered wheel sizes on - it would be a disaster and a BIG Insurance claim waiting to happen!

End of rant . . .

Last edited by Translucidus, 26/Jul/2014, 1:02 am


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Date Registered: 11-2013
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wheel witdh has little impact if you:
a) use the same size of tire in all wheels.
for example you are running 225/60 R17 tires on 8/9 inch wide wheels

b) you are runing wider wheelsand tires on back but you are keeping overall diameter (almost) the same
for example 225/65 R17 in front and 245/60 R17 in back

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