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Old 08-05-2012, 12:52 PM   #1
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Staggered wheels question

I am looking at putting a staggered whell setup on my car going with 18x9 up front and 18x10 in the rear. these come from American muscle already mounted and balanced but what concernes me is that the height of the 18x9 tire is 255/45 and the rear is 275/40 I am concerned because the stock tires are 245/50 will this cause any issues on the car
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Re: Staggered wheels question

Stock is not 245/50 it is a 235/50 if you are refuring to 18". The tires AM is putting on should be ( 255/45 & 285/40), they are the same Dia as stock GT500. The stock GT 235/50 is only .24" taller than the GT500 tires
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I am looking at putting a staggered whell setup on my car going with 18x9 up front and 18x10 in the rear. these come from American muscle already mounted and balanced but what concernes me is that the height of the 18x9 tire is 255/45 and the rear is 275/40 I am concerned because the stock tires are 245/50 will this cause any issues on the car
I have the same wheel and tire setup on mine from AM. 18x9/10 with 255/45 and 275/40. No problems. I'd recommend a drop though.

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Actually I'd recommend 19's. I'll be swapping to them. They look perfect. 20's are too big imo.
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I thought about 19s but don't you have to adjust something with a tuner for the bigger wheels?
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Re: Staggered wheels question

Regardless of the rim size the tire Dia should stay the same, unless you go over sized. No tune change is needed, you are limited with 19, and 20" as far as tires go.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:58 PM   #6
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Cool I did not know that however the wheels I want only come in 18 or 20 I might just go with a standard setup instead of staggered
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Re: Staggered wheels question

There are tire calcs out there to compare two tire sizes. Punch in your stock tire size, then punch in the width/diameter of the tire needed for your rim, then play with the sidewall height. It will tell you what you need to be as close to stock mph readings as possible.
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Keep in mind (may not matter to you) but you will not be able to rotate your tires and also a car with the same tire width at all four corners will be more predictable and handle better on the street or road coarse. On a drag track you would want the big meats out back and smaller tires up front for weight transfer and traction on the rear wheels. It does look awesome with the rear tires wider too imo.
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Keep in mind (may not matter to you) but you will not be able to rotate your tires and also a car with the same tire width at all four corners will be more predictable and handle better on the street or road coarse. On a drag track you would want the big meats out back and smaller tires up front for weight transfer and traction on the rear wheels. It does look awesome with the rear tires wider too imo.
Yep that convinces me to get standards
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Yep that convinces me to get standards
You could always do 25mm hubcentric spacers for the back. I did that on mine because I wanted to keep my 19s that came with the performance package. Pretty much same effect as staggered plus you can still rotate them
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Re: Staggered wheels question

I keep seeing more and more options for 19"s. I'm looking at staggered 20"s for mine, just because I really dig the look.
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Also for some reason odd numbers like 17" and 19" tires have much hire prices vs. 18" and 20"... Why? Does anyone know?
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Also for some reason odd numbers like 17" and 19" tires have much hire prices vs. 18" and 20"... Why? Does anyone know?
Because of Odd/uncommon use. Most shops/stores do not have a large variety, if any variety of 19" wheels. Uncommon use equals uncommon prices.
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Also for some reason odd numbers like 17" and 19" tires have much hire prices vs. 18" and 20"... Why? Does anyone know?
The 18s and 20s sizes are more commonly found in other vehicles. Our wheel wells are much bigger than an average car so it takes a fatter tire to fill it. Most cars with 17s for example run 225/45/17 while ours run 225/60/17. Just not a common size. Same thing with the 19s.

Putting 20s on the mustang make it look really good but ride rooouuugggghhh. I have the factory 19s and eibach pro kit springs. I get a lot of compliments and how it sits. on rouch pavement it'll beat you up quite a bit. There's no way I would put 20s on it if its your daily driver.
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I am looking at putting a staggered whell setup on my car going with 18x9 up front and 18x10 in the rear. these come from American muscle already mounted and balanced but what concernes me is that the height of the 18x9 tire is 255/45 and the rear is 275/40 I am concerned because the stock tires are 245/50 will this cause any issues on the car

firdfan100,

Great choice I'm a huge fan of the staggered wheels, I love the look of the big tread out back! As far as fitments goes, you won't have any problems at all. We've test fit every possible package we offer on all of our 14 project cars, everywhere from 79 to 13' with no issues.

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Because of Odd/uncommon use. Most shops/stores do not have a large variety, if any variety of 19" wheels. Uncommon use equals uncommon prices.
makes sense. thanks!

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The 18s and 20s sizes are more commonly found in other vehicles. Our wheel wells are much bigger than an average car so it takes a fatter tire to fill it. Most cars with 17s for example run 225/45/17 while ours run 225/60/17. Just not a common size. Same thing with the 19s.

Putting 20s on the mustang make it look really good but ride rooouuugggghhh. I have the factory 19s and eibach pro kit springs. I get a lot of compliments and how it sits. on rouch pavement it'll beat you up quite a bit. There's no way I would put 20s on it if its your daily driver.
yeah 20's are a not enough tire in between the road and the rim. My last one had 18"s on it and I found that to be perfect.

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The 18s and 20s sizes are more commonly found in other vehicles. Our wheel wells are much bigger than an average car so it takes a fatter tire to fill it. Most cars with 17s for example run 225/45/17 while ours run 225/60/17. Just not a common size. Same thing with the 19s.

Putting 20s on the mustang make it look really good but ride rooouuugggghhh. I have the factory 19s and eibach pro kit springs. I get a lot of compliments and how it sits. on rouch pavement it'll beat you up quite a bit. There's no way I would put 20s on it if its your daily driver.
yeah 20's are a not enough tire in between the road and the rim. My last one had 18"s on it and I found that to be perfect.
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I have a question. If I get a wider tire than stock, will that have any effect on the acceleration or pull of the vehicle. I would think with a heavier wheel and tire it would slow it down a bit.
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I have a question. If I get a wider tire than stock, will that have any effect on the acceleration or pull of the vehicle. I would think with a heavier wheel and tire it would slow it down a bit.
wider tire = more ground surface = more friction = less MPG
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wider tire = more ground surface = more friction = less MPG
Ok so MPG will drop. Acceleration? Vehicle working harder to pull larger tires.
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I upgraded to a AM staggered 19" set up about four months ago and I wouldn't go back. No issues with the odo, and the true staggered set up looks amazing.

I wouldn't worry about fitment, rotation, or anything else. It's worth it all.
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I didn't notice a difference in acceleration . If anything at the track a little more traction .
It did kill my MPG though ...
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Ok so MPG will drop. Acceleration? Vehicle working harder to pull larger tires.
The tire size isn't THAT much larger. you're not slappin' on freight truck tires. Theres not much of a weight difference to be noticed
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The tire size isn't THAT much larger. you're not slappin' on freight truck tires. Theres not much of a weight difference to be noticed
Ok that was my concern. Thank you!
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