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Old 04-12-2012, 11:34 PM   #1
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Staggered or non staggered?

Hey everyone, I am looking to buy some 20" chrome rims for the SS. I am thinking of going staggered due to the more aggressive look I belive that it gives you. I'm wondering what the pros and cons are of staggered vs non staggered besides for being able to rotate wheels with same all around. What do you have and what would you choose? I know there probably are a bunch of threads on this but don't feel like searching so If anyone can help me make up my mind before ordering I would appreciate it.
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I was going to post something informative, but then I read this part.
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Hey everyone, I am looking to buy some 20" chrome rims for the SS. I am thinking of going staggered due to the more aggressive look I belive that it gives you. I'm wondering what the pros and cons are of staggered vs non staggered besides for being able to rotate wheels with same all around. What do you have and what would you choose? I know there probably are a bunch of threads on this but don't feel like searching so If anyone can help me make up my mind before ordering I would appreciate it.
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:59 PM   #4
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I was going to post something informative, but then I read this part.
Hahahahaha that was so funny I cant stop laughing. Not really

Well maybe you shouldn't of posted at all and kept your stupid uninformative smart a$$ comment to yourself. Thanks
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Hahahahaha that was so funny I cant stop laughing. Not really

Well maybe you shouldn't of posted at all and kept your stupid uninformative smart a$$ comment to yourself. Thanks
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Better to be a smart ass than a lazy ass.
Lol. I'll give that one to you.
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Seriously can someone help a semi-newbie? damn
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Go staggered unless budget oriented. Wider tires get pricey.
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Seriously can someone help a semi-newbie? damn
sorry.....I was laughing at the guys above me goofing off....but to get to your question.

I have done it.....did it for two reasons. Tires are not cheap, as AutoAdgenda mentioned, and being able to rotate the was one of the reasons I did it, so that I could even our the rear on my tires. ther SECOND reason is that the handling is improved....yes believe it or not, but it does. I am just one of many here that are running REARS (OEM 20 x 9's) all the way around.
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i just ordered staggered set from speed depot., running stock staggered set. cant wait to install my new shoes.
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I'm going with same size all around. Just waiting on my new wheels to arrive so I can get them mounted.
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Staggered. You have a rear wheel drive sports car. Unless you want your car to look like a honda civic with the same size wheels and tires on all for corners, literally "hiding" underneath the fender, I would pay the extra coin and go staggered.
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Staggered. You have a rear wheel drive sports car. Unless you want your car to look like a honda civic with the same size wheels and tires on all for corners, literally "hiding" underneath the fender, I would pay the extra coin and go staggered.
Who says RWD cars can't go fast in a straight line AND in the twisties. I just got rid of my 18x8.5/18x11 F14s and ordered some 18x10 F14 all the way around.
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Rule # 1 , if is not broke , do not fix it .
Who says it isn't broke and you may not realize it? GM has to design for the unskilled drivers first, hence the understeer built into the stock setup.

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Staggered. You have a rear wheel drive sports car. Unless you want your car to look like a honda civic with the same size wheels and tires on all for corners, literally "hiding" underneath the fender, I would pay the extra coin and go staggered.
I'm pretty sure that no one every commented that Pedder's Camaro looked like a Civic....

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37333




Having said that, CAMAROssRS, just do what you like the look of most. I run a non-staggered setup (275/40R20) and it helps a lot in removing the excess understeer so the car feels more neutral in the curves. I like the look of the staggered fitment (most of the time) but I prefer better handling over looks when I'm driving. My next set of wheel will be lighter than stock and I'll continue to run a non-staggered fitment, but that's what works for me...do what works best for you and your budget.
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Who says RWD cars can't go fast in a straight line AND in the twisties. I just got rid of my 18x8.5/18x11 F14s and ordered some 18x10 F14 all the way around.
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Who says it isn't broke and you may not realize it? GM has to design for the unskilled drivers first, hence the understeer built into the stock setup.



I'm pretty sure that no one every commented that Pedder's Camaro looked like a Civic....

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37333




Having said that, CAMAROssRS, just do what you like the look of most. I run a non-staggered setup (275/40R20) and it helps a lot in removing the excess understeer so the car feels more neutral in the curves. I like the look of the staggered fitment (most of the time) but I prefer better handling over looks when I'm driving. My next set of wheel will be lighter than stock and I'll continue to run a non-staggered fitment, but that's what works for me...do what works best for you and your budget.

Both of you took my text out of context. Obviously a road race/track car is going to have a different staggered setup than your average street car. If we are trying to be funny to prove a point, that's cool, but if we are trying to help this person make a decision on how he wants his car to look, then I will stick with what I said first.
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Who says it isn't broke and you may not realize it? GM has to design for the unskilled drivers first, hence the understeer built into the stock setup.



I'm pretty sure that no one every commented that Pedder's Camaro looked like a Civic....

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37333




Having said that, CAMAROssRS, just do what you like the look of most. I run a non-staggered setup (275/40R20) and it helps a lot in removing the excess understeer so the car feels more neutral in the curves. I like the look of the staggered fitment (most of the time) but I prefer better handling over looks when I'm driving. My next set of wheel will be lighter than stock and I'll continue to run a non-staggered fitment, but that's what works for me...do what works best for you and your budget.
I just checked and can't find anything saying that GM has designed our cars for track purpose , so i have to assume that it was for normal every day driving . So off course if you are going to use it in a way that it wasn't intended for something is going to give up sooner than expected , but hey, there is always aftermarket parts that make it look better and meaner , but also does not guaranty that's BETTER , or does it ?
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I just checked and can't find anything saying that GM has designed our cars for track purpose , so i have to assume that it was for normal every day driving . So off course if you are going to use it in a way that it wasn't intended for something is going to give up sooner than expected , but hey, there is always aftermarket parts that make it look better and meaner , but also does not guaranty that's BETTER , or does it ?
Who said anything about using my Camaro for the track? It's sole purpose is a daily driven street car...it's never been on the track. No reason you can't apply track tested ideas for street applications...
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Who said anything about using my Camaro for the track? It's sole purpose is a daily driven street car...it's never been on the track. No reason you can't apply track tested ideas for street applications...
I am with you on this one , but you have to make sure that the roads that one drives every day are in top quality [ asphalt wise ] , no puddles , oil laying around the corner , gravel , sand and soccer balls specially ,because there is always a kid after one ball .
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