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- Why do the wheels have to be staggered for street/track? My winters are all the same size.
You don't HAVE to run staggered for the track. I run a square setup so I have the option to rotate any direction plus it makes the car easier to rotate since the normal tendency is a slight understeer. You'll get tramlining but IMO this is the way to go.

- Can I go with say 18x9 all around for track and winter?
For the track definitely. Winter yes too but typically you want to go narrower on winter tires to slice through the snow easier. Regardless, I doubt you'll be driving in 8inches of snow but if you plan to...a good set of snow tires will help get to from points A to B.

- If so, what is the biggest tires I can get for the track and smallest for winter on the 18x9? All tires the same size.
I run 265/35/18s all the way around with BFG R1 tires (R comps) for track. You can go as narrow as 245s on this diameter.

- If so, by having the same size all around for the track, I can at least extend the life of my track tires by having the ability to rotate them as needed. (more a statement than question)
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I do feel a lot less understeer despite stock suspension right now. I can get the car to rotate just enough to minimize push and get through turns with confidence. Even R comps in stock size will make the biggest difference. The 265 setup feels pretty good and no rubbing. Wheel weight is one of the biggest factor in my decision...got the Enkei RPF1s...this wheel has been out for a while but it's only 18lbs and reasonable in price!

NASA's Hyperfest is this weekend at Summit Point (WV). I'm not sure if I'll bring the F...maybe the M3 but try to come out!
 
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