Why do BMW have staggered wheels?
Staggered wheels will give you additional rear traction as well as a more aggressive offset look from the fronts. If you plan on going for an aggressive rear end, staggered might be the option you may want to look into.
Can I put staggered wheels on AWD BMW?
Yes, BMW does offer staggered wheels/tires as an option for AWD cars (although not as extreme as you mentioned).
Is it bad to have staggered wheels?
Staggered wheels come with many benefits. The wider wheels on your rear-drive vehicle will offer a better grip on the pavement. You will have more control over your vehicle. The increased grip will ensure better acceleration as well.
Are BMW tires staggered?
With that said, there are some vehicles that come with staggered tires from the factory. And in fact, the first example off the top of my head comes from within the BMW marque that we were discussing. The X5 is AWD (or xDrive in BMW-speak) and many of them have staggered 20″ or 21″ sizes.
What’s the benefit of staggered wheels?
The idea behind the staggered wheel and tire sizes is that by putting larger tires on the rear drive wheels, you will get better cornering, better braking, and more power on the road. Those wider rear wheels will mean better traction, especially in the summer and on dry pavement.
What is the advantage of staggered wheels?
Having staggered wheels or running wider wheels on the drive wheels means more grip on acceleration and from an aesthetic perspective, larger lips. A staggered fitment can also mean larger diameter wheels on rear, for example a 17″ diameter on the front and 18″ diameter on rear.
Can AWD use staggered wheels?
As a result, the AWD system will think your front tires are slipping and thus will cut the power. Overall it’s a bit of a tricky matter to run staggered on an AWD vehicle but with knowledge, but it is possible and a lot of enthusiasts do it.
Should I rotate staggered tires?
Far and away one of the questions we hear most often is “when should I rotate my tires?” The answer is pretty straight forward. We recommend rotating your tires every 6-8,000 miles, or every other oil change. If your tires develop irregular or uneven wear, you may want to rotate them sooner.
How do you know if your rims are staggered?
It all has to do with the size of the wheels. On most cars, both the front and the rear wheels are the same size all the way around. With staggered wheels, however, the rear wheels are wider than the front wheels, usually by either half an inch or a full inch (but it can also be more than that).
Do staggered tires wear faster?
With staggered tyre sizes, the rear tyres will usually wear out faster than the front tyres. This is especially true for very powerful rear-wheel-drive cars. So when this happens, the safest move is to replace all four tyres – even if the front ones are still okay.
Can I turn AWD off?
Most modern all-wheel-drive vehicles do not allow the driver to disable all-wheel drive and will permanently send some power to every wheel regardless of driving conditions.
What is the benefit of staggered wheels?