You may have heard the term “staggered” in reference to the original wheels of a car. When you hear this term regarding the stock rims on your vehicle you may be confused. By the end of reading this you may as well consider yourself a staggered wheel expert. To put it simply, it means that the front wheels are a different size than those on the back of your car. A “different size” refers to the width of the OEM rims. In some cases the actual diameter of the factory original wheel is different as well, although usually only by an inch. In most staggered cases, especially rear wheel drive sports cars, the rear wheels are the ones that are slightly wider than the front. For example, the stock front wheels may be 20x8 and the rear wheels 20x9.5. The reason for this is that it allows for a much better grip on the road.
If you're a sports car user, you may be interested to hear that a wider OEM wheel will allow for better breaking and turning corners. Here at StockWheels.com we have in stock thousands of factory original new and used wheels that can accommodate you if you need a staggered set of rims for your vehicle. Certain cars such as Infiniti, BMW, and Audi, are designed with OEM staggered rims. If you are unsure whether or not your vehicle requires this unique setup, feel free to send us a message at StockWheels.com. We are new and used wheel experts and we would be more than happy to help you with your questions.