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Old 09-24-2008, 08:23 PM   #1
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Question Staggered Wheels.

Does anyone have a picture of the rear of there car with staggeed wheel set up?

And what is an offset?
Why can't you rotate staggered wheels?
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:41 PM   #2
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This is the most extreme picture of a staggered set up but here you go:



Staggered sizes you cannot rotate the tires because....... Well just look at the picture ^^^

Basically all it is, is a wider tire in the rear than the front. It usually goes along with a wider wheel as well... Because of this you cannot rotate the tires because of fitment issues as well as, well it looks funny

I actually use this guide for customers who really want to know the exact details of offsets, and sizes of wheels:
http://www.victoriatire.com/wheeltech.html
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Old 09-24-2008, 10:19 PM   #3
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Oh, maybe you didn't try to be funny...

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This is the most extreme picture of a staggered set up but here you go:



Staggered sizes you cannot rotate the tires because....... Well just look at the picture ^^^

Basically all it is, is a wider tire in the rear than the front. It usually goes along with a wider wheel as well... Because of this you cannot rotate the tires because of fitment issues as well as, well it looks funny

I actually use this guide for customers who really want to know the exact details of offsets, and sizes of wheels:
http://www.victoriatire.com/wheeltech.html
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This is the most extreme picture of a staggered set up but here you go:



Staggered sizes you cannot rotate the tires because....... Well just look at the picture ^^^

Basically all it is, is a wider tire in the rear than the front. It usually goes along with a wider wheel as well... Because of this you cannot rotate the tires because of fitment issues as well as, well it looks funny

I actually use this guide for customers who really want to know the exact details of offsets, and sizes of wheels:
http://www.victoriatire.com/wheeltech.html
thanks, i plan on buying 18'' CSL Reps from you guys come spring so i'm sure i'll have many more questions before i make the purchase
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Old 09-24-2008, 10:25 PM   #5
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An offset is a measure of how far the wheel sits to the wheel hub. A more aggressive offset sits farther from the hub more towards the outside of the car. A more conservative offset (higher number) sits closer to the wheel hub and inside the fender.

So when you hear people talking about rubbing and such, USUALLY it's because they have the wrong offset wheels that are pushing too far out against the fenders.
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that is exactly what i was wondering thank christkharris
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that is exactly what i was wondering thank christkharris
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