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vorceb23 06-21-2012 12:10 AM

Squared vs staggered?????
hate to sound like a noob, but can someone please explain to me the difference between squared and staggered wheels- and maybe some pros/cons to each? thanks

Solidjake 06-21-2012 12:18 AM


con - rear tires are smaller and look not that good, slightly less grip on the rear
pro - you can rotate the wheels very easily if you dont have one direction tires


con - can't rotate around as with square, rear camber will get to the tires faster, tires cost more
pro - better grip, looks better

vorceb23 06-21-2012 12:40 AM

Is there any difference in terms of appearance? It sure didn't seem like it....

scott0482 06-21-2012 12:49 AM

On my wheels the rear wheels have a deeper lip which looks better. On some wheels you can't really see any difference.

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Reloader 06-21-2012 04:30 AM

the rear wheels are often deeper or have a deeper concave when you have a staggered setup, if you have the choice go staggered it looks 10000 times better :)

steve.k 06-21-2012 05:24 AM

Example square set up;
F: 18x8.5"
R: 18x8.5"

Example staggered set up;
F: 18x8.5"
R: 18X9.5"

I.e. rear wheels usually wider.

And then you have to take into account offset, too.

Steven747 06-22-2012 11:10 PM

my sig is squared with 225 all around

VMRWheels 06-26-2012 06:04 PM

Note that you can also run spacers in the rears if you are on a square setup to push the rears out a bit and at least give the appearance of staggered, to an extent :thumbsup:

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