What is Staggered Wheel Fitment?
This is typical for front-heavy cars, in particular for front-wheel-drive cars. Front-engine, rear wheel drive cars can shift quickly from under- to oversteer if the driver doesn't handle the accelerator with care. Quick changes in the speed of the driving rear wheels can cause wild spins. Whether a driving wheel is braked quickly or accelerated quickly, the change of speed can make it lose its grip on the tarmac. Choosing the right staggered fitment wheels minimizes these problems. Most drivers prefer the rear wheels to start skidding slightly just before the front wheels lose their grip. They want a little "oversteer". This way they can feel in the seat of their pants when the car is about to break loose, and can drive the car to the limit of its ability. They can steer the car with the accelerator, regulating the slip of the rear wheels to help the car turn exactly on the line they have chosen through a bend. Absolutely perfect balance is actually very scary. If a car is balanced to complete perfection, all four wheels will lose their grip at the same time, without providing the driver with any signs of warning. When this happens, there is very little the driver can do to regain control until everything has slowed down, hopefully without the vehicle crashing into anything.