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Old 06-20-2014, 11:04 AM   #1
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To Stagger Or Not To Stagger

Okay so I'm looking at some GT500 style wheels on AM, and I watched an install video just to see what all was involved. At the end Justin says if you stagger you won't be able to rotate your tires correctly, or something to that effect. What does he mean by that?
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It means that you are running two different size tires.

One size for the front, one size for the rear.

Example - fronts: P275/35-18, rears: P325/30-19

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Could also be wheel offsets.
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Is that even a question! To stagger!!!!! Lol
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I prefer the staggered look. If i had an auto it would e staggered for sure! But with my manual i may consider non-staggered cuz the wider staggered tires would get more grip. And i enjoy bustin my cars *** loose from time to time lol
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I like the staggered look too. 20x10 rear and 20x8.5/9 on the front.
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As someone stated it just means that the wheels are different sizes one meant for the front and one meant for the rear. Due to this generally the rear tires are too big for the front so you can't rotate them. Even if they are capable of fitting the car would look stupid if they were staggered the other way. Generally tire rotation helps wear the tires more evenly but its not 100% necessary. A lot of performance cars come with staggered wheels from the factory and you just dont rotate them (corvettes, 370z's, some BMW's, etc)
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Okay cool thanks guys. My answer is definitely Stagger haha
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As someone stated it just means that the wheels are different sizes one meant for the front and one meant for the rear. Due to this generally the rear tires are too big for the front so you can't rotate them. Even if they are capable of fitting the car would look stupid if they were staggered the other way. Generally tire rotation helps wear the tires more evenly but its not 100% necessary. A lot of performance cars come with staggered wheels from the factory and you just dont rotate them (corvettes, 370z's, some BMW's, etc)
If they are non-directional tires, one can still rotate a staggered set from side to side. I do it every 5,000 miles.
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staggered all day. Nothing looks as good as some 305s poking out the back
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If they are non-directional tires, one can still rotate a staggered set from side to side. I do it every 5,000 miles.
If they are directional you can flop them. Youll have to pay for a mount and balance but thats no too expensive.
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Okay then would y'all recommend the staggered set from AM or just piece it together myself?
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AM as well as any other sites will sell sets in staggered sizes. Generally a lot cheaper to buy a package set then to piece together yourself.
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Okay then would y'all recommend the staggered set from AM or just piece it together myself?

I would never try to take business away from AM,but make sure you shop around and find what you like. There are a ton of wheels out there. For most of us the wheels we buy today will be the wheels we will have for several years, so make sure to buy what YOU like.
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STAGGERED

Another thing to be concerned with is your Tire Sizes. Make sure you pick the right sizes for the Staggered set up.
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