What Is Staggered Wheel Fitment?

What Is Staggered Wheel Fitment?


 Staggered wheel fitment means the rear wheels and tires on a vehicle are bigger and/or wider than the ones on the front. This has traditionally been used on rear-wheel-drive vehicles, because they need more grip at the back when it comes to putting power on the pavement. Some manufacturers of AWD vehicles have begun adapting staggered wheel and tire sizes.


 That enhanced grip also enhances stability when powering out of a turn by preventing the rear end from breaking loose. For these reasons, many high-performance RWD and AWD vehicles come with staggered wheel fitment from the factory, and it’s why hot-rodders have supersized their rear tires since the dawn of the automobile.


 If your vehicle is equipped with staggered wheels and tires from the factory, our website will guide you to recommended replacement sizes once you enter year, make, and model in drop down boxes. For more information, we also invite you to read our article on the subject What Is Staggered Wheel Fitment?