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Old 03-22-2012, 10:02 AM   #1
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To be staggered or not staggered!?

My GT is due for some tires soon so I've been thinking about going with rims also, my selection will be the 18" black chrome FR500, but I'm in a great debate as to me buying the standard fitment or the staggered fitment from AM....feel free to leave comments!! Thanks!!
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I went non staggered just because I want to rotate them. At $260 per tire I wanted to get as much use out of the as possible
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That's understandable...I was kind of in the same situation but the tires on AM that I would be replacing it with all the time are 164-169....my only problem is how long will the tires last if I went staggered
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That's understandable...I was kind of in the same situation but the tires on AM that I would be replacing it with all the time are 164-169....my only problem is how long will the tires last if I went staggered
Depending on how you drive they only last around half as long if you cannot rotate them
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Staggered !!!!!!
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Staggered !!!!!!
How long does your tires last you?
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How long does your tires last you?
i just got my new wheels and tires like a month back now i think so i wouldnt know. they look brand new still. and even if i will need a new tire its not loke they cost that much on AM thats where i got em . only mines r 17s cuz i wanted those 315's for the rear
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Re: To be staggered or not staggered!?

one word ROTATION if you care about this dont stagger
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one word ROTATION if you care about this dont stagger
I'm not worried about the rotating I can buy more tires my only problem is that I don't want to go staggered and three or four months down the line I have to worry about replacement
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My GT is due for some tires soon so I've been thinking about going with rims also, my selection will be the 18" black chrome FR500, but I'm in a great debate as to me buying the standard fitment or the staggered fitment from AM....feel free to leave comments!! Thanks!!
I love those black chrome FR500's too! Those things look amazing
But its gonna be a bit no $$...
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I love those black chrome FR500's too! Those things look amazing
But its gonna be a bit no $$...
Yeah about 1200-1500 roughly for the wheel and tire package
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I'm not worried about the rotating I can buy more tires my only problem is that I don't want to go staggered and three or four months down the line I have to worry about replacement
enless u got weak suspension or really really cheap brand tires i dont think that will be a problem
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enless u got weak suspension or really really cheap brand tires i dont think that will be a problem
My suspension is not the best but it isn't worse: aftermarket lowering springs, shocks and struts, only future replacement is the control arms
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I just bought 17x9 all the way around and honestly, I wish I had gone staggered. The 275 rubber is too wide up front and it sticks out a bit and makes a mess. It also affects steering response.
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I just bought 17x9 all the way around and honestly, I wish I had gone staggered. The 275 rubber is too wide up front and it sticks out a bit and makes a mess. It also affects steering response.
It might sound dumb, but I'm just curious bc I never bought these before how does it effect the steering response?...,. I was planning on going with the 275/35/18 and 285/35/18 set up if I went staggered
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No Question staggered . 2 sets of rears two one set of fronts
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It might sound dumb, but I'm just curious bc I never bought these before how does it effect the steering response?...,. I was planning on going with the 275/35/18 and 285/35/18 set up if I went staggered
I would go 255 front. The wider the tire the slower the steering. You don't need really wide tires up front. 275 rubber sticks out a bit sadly. Flicks mud and crap down the side of the car. I'm melting my rear tires for some 255 when I rotate. You could do 17 or 18 x 8.5 front with 255 and pretty much as wide as you want in the back. I recommend a 275-305 on a 9 or 10 inch wheel.
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I would go 255 front. The wider the tire the slower the steering. You don't need really wide tires up front. 275 rubber sticks out a bit sadly. Flicks mud and crap down the side of the car. I'm melting my rear tires for some 255 when I rotate. You could do 17 or 18 x 8.5 front with 255 and pretty much as wide as you want in the back. I recommend a 275-305 on a 9 or 10 inch wheel.
Yeah I think the set up on AM is 18x9(front) & 18x10(rear)
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Yeah I think the set up on AM is 18x9(front) & 18x10(rear)
Yeah. I would go for it if the front tire is 255
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I went with staggered 10 1/2 rear 9 front just because with stocks it wouldnt hook up it would just spend the tires I love them gives it a nice muscle car look also.
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I waiting on my tires to get here. I have 18x8.5 front with 255s and 18x9.5 out back with 275s
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Re: To be staggered or not staggered!?

Staggered all day everyday 18X9 245's 18x10 285's
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I have 265-35-18frt and 305-35-18rear on 18x9 and 18x10r
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I personally like the staggered fit as well...I only drive my car in the summer and I have 17x9 with 275/40/17 and 17x10 with 315/35/17....I'll get you pics in a few hours when I get off. I have NO issues with them flinging anything Down the side of my car..and once lowered even less will be sticking out the side...
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Mine are 9 in front 10 1/2 in back also lowered 2' and they don't stick out at all I love them I have zero wheel spin now with stocks all it did was spin.
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Re: To be staggered or not staggered!?

I just got my staggered black chrome fr500s put on a few weeks ago and the compliments about them havnt stopped since I put them on. People love them! I just posted my intro pic in the show us your mustang thread if you want to get an idea of how they look!
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I just got my staggered black chrome fr500s put on a few weeks ago and the compliments about them havnt stopped since I put them on. People love them! I just posted my intro pic in the show us your mustang thread if you want to get an idea of how they look!
Looks good! You running the 18" setup?
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Re: To be staggered or not staggered!?

Yessir! I notice a slightly rougher ride in comparison to the silk like driving experience I had with the stock wheels but nothing major.
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Yessir! I notice a slightly rougher ride in comparison to the silk like driving experience I had with the stock wheels but nothing major.
Cool! What's size tires are you running ?
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Staggered is the way to go man. I drive my car everyday and I will honestly never go back to the stocks. I can careless about rotating tires but then again I just prefer new.Why be cheap with something that carries your life and others? And also the grip diff is amazing.
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That is a great question! Its been 3 weeks since I put them on and Ive already forgotten...booz tends to do that to you lol. Ill figure it out and get back to you.
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Staggered is the way to go man. I drive my car everyday and I will honestly never go back to the stocks. I can careless about rotating tires but then again I just prefer new.Why be cheap with something that carries your life and others? And also the grip diff is amazing.
It's not cheap to rotate tires, its highly recommended by all tire and car manufacturers and dealers and mechanics and God lol.
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See mine don't stick out too far at all....and you CAN rotate staggered wheels it will just cost more an you just take em off the rim, flip the tire and take it to the other side. May not be as good as a normal front to rear type of rotate but will help the wear a little. But hell, who said these cars are cheap??? I heard geo metros are pretty cheap, look like ***** though...
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By cheap I mean buying tires. And that's just my opinion on rotating if there staggered.
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