Are staggered rims better?
Having staggered wheels or running wider wheels on the drive wheels means more grip on acceleration and from an aesthetic perspective, larger lips. A staggered fitment can also mean larger diameter wheels on rear, for example a 17″ diameter on the front and 18″ diameter on rear.
What staggered fit wheels?
Staggered fitment (sometimes called a staggered application) means the tires – and in many cases also the wheels – are different sizes in the front of the car versus the rear. For many, thinking about different sized tires on the same car will conjure up a classic image of a hot rod, a Formula 1 car, or a drag racer.
Can you change staggered wheels?
As long as the difference in your staggered tires is about 30 different (i.e. front is 225, rear is 255) then you can generally get away with stretching the smaller size front tire onto the wider-sized rear wheel so that you are running a ‘square’ setup.
Why are some wheels staggered?
That’s because a wider wheel allows a vehicle to grip the pavement better from the rear, thereby leading to enhanced acceleration and grip. Staggering the wheels in a way where they’re wider in the rear than they are in the front also helps make the vehicle look sleeker.
How do you know if your wheels are staggered?
With limited exceptions, a staggered tire setup typically includes larger width rear tires, and narrower front. When the tires are equal at all four corners, and there is no tire width difference between front and rear axles, the setup is square.
Why do staggered tires wear faster?
Then there is the tyre rotation issue… Rotating your tyres helps ensure they wear evenly. With staggered tyre sizes, the rear tyres will usually wear out faster than the front tyres. This is because you don’t want different tyres having varying levels of performance.
Can you put same size tires on staggered wheels?
The norm is to place the same size tires on all four wheels for predictable balance and even treadwear. There are plenty of aftermarket packages of staggered wheels and tires to choose from. A typical difference in wheel size might be 19” x 8” on the front and 19 x 9.5” on the rear. Variations do get more aggressive.
Are staggered wheels more expensive?
There are a couple of things to consider before you commit to staggered wheels. First, it’s likely going to be more expensive from the outset. You’ll be buying wheels and tires in two pairs of different sizes instead of sets of four, which often gets you a discount.
What is the difference between staggered and non staggered rims?
Staggered just means the fronts are (usually) smaller (by width) than the backs. Like a 911 with 245/35 ZR 20 front, and 305/30 ZR 20 rear. Most cars are non-staggered because it’s easier on rotation, cheaper, and work fine.
Can I rotate staggered tires?
For example, staggered fitment tires can only be rotated from side to side (if the tires aren’t directional). If the tires are directional, they’ll have to be dismounted and reinstalled facing the opposite direction.
Is it OK to stagger tires?
With staggered tyre sizes, the rear tyres will usually wear out faster than the front tyres. This is especially true for very powerful rear-wheel-drive cars. So when this happens, the safest move is to replace all four tyres – even if the front ones are still okay.
Why are BMW tires staggered?
Staggered wheels will give you additional rear traction as well as a more aggressive offset look from the fronts. If you plan on going for an aggressive rear end, staggered might be the option you may want to look into.