Staggered Wheels

If the wheels on the back of your vehicle are a different size than the one in front, that is called a Staggered Fitment or Staggered wheel application. Example of a staggered fitment is if you have 17” diameter on the front and 18” diameter on the rear. The usual vehicle that runs with Staggered fitment are the BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Infiniti G35, Nissan 350Z, Porsche, Dodge, Toyota, Mazda, Subaru, Acura, Chrysler, Ford Mustang, VW and more. They usually use wider or wider rim diameter wheels on the rear to have better grip on acceleration and of course aesthetic purposes.

Staggered fitment rims are often used in sports cars for better handling. When using wider wheel it performs better during stopping or breaking because it greatly reduces the rolling of the tire. Often, low profile tires works well during cornering with larger wheels. Larger wheels are heavier and can increase braking distances, such as 24” and 26”. Most car enthusiasts like staggered fitment so they can modify their wheels and have larger lips that even go up to 5” of lip and a wide low profile tires. This really brings out a slick and stunning look at the vehicle.

There are a lot of staggering range sizes of wheels and fitments but before buying rims for your vehicle, make sure you have the correct fitment. Ask the professionals and do your research before purchasing. Remember, safety before aesthetics.

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