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Stagger or no Stagger?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by jlucero, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. jlucero

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    for those of you with 20 inch rims or 21 inch aftermarket rims, who staggers and who does not stagger? any opinions either way?

    main disadvantage of staggering is no ability to rotate tires.

    thanks!
     
  2. SherSlick

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    Honestly I love the staggered fit look. I wouldn't have it any other way on a high performance car. Now I just wish the width of the rears were wider.
     
  3. Firewired

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    I have the OEM staggered 21"s. Seriously considering downsizing to a non-staggered.
     
  4. jlucero

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    why? why dont you like the stagger? im considering going no stagger so i can preserve my tires longer.
     
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    what wheels you have right now?
    i would advise against the stagger due to the fact that you can not rotate the tires.
     
  6. jlucero

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    my tesla is on order, and i got the basic 19 inch wheels. i am looking at getting aftermarket wheels, either 20 or 21 inch, staggered vs nonstaggered....
     
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    I have 21 OEM staggered wheels. I would replace with 20" staggered wheels if I could find turbine wheels similar to my grey 21" wheels.
     
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    Love my staggered p85+ I have hankooks with 275 on the backs, no real spin out anymore since switching from pilots
     
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    Just say no to staggered.
     
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    I pick up my S85D tomorrow with the standard 19's. I had originally ordered the 21's but figured for $4500 I can get a nice set of 20's cheaper. I ordered a set of staggered 20x9, 20x10.5 +35 Forgestar F14s. As it was mentioned earlier.. I just love how the car sits with the staggered set up. Definitely a trade-off with the inability to rotate. Getting them in mid-July so will post some pics after they are installed.
     
  11. jlucero

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    im in almost the exact same boat....im most likely ordering 20x9, 20x10 staggered ADV10 MV2s tomorrow, which wont arrive until august. ditto on the not spending of $4500 on tesla wheels.

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    just curious, whats the reason to go from 21 stagger to 20 stagger?
     
  12. PhinFL

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    Nice wheels.. can't wait to see pics.
     
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    yours as well!
     
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    I can buy 20 in 265 Michelin Pilot Super Sport rear tires. With 21 in wheels, I have 245's on the rear. I much prefer the Pilot Super Sport to the Pilot Sport 2.
     
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    would you guys rather have 21's and NO STAGGER (245/35/21 on all 4) or 20's with stagger (245/35/20 and 275/35/20)?
     
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    You won't have the same profile on 20 in vs 21. If you have 20 in wheels you will have a little more sidewall. I prefer staggered and would prefer 20 in wheels with a little more sidewall. 20 in wheels are a great compromise between the 19 in wheels and the 21 in wheels. Unfortunately I can't find staggered 20 in turbine wheels.
     
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    In other threads on this topic, rotating the tires left to right on the rear was mentioned as being doable and safe despite the usual stated rule not to. Note I mean keeping direction of rotation the same (though that too was discussed) which means remounting the tires, not just swapping the wheels with tires from one side to the other.

    I was intrigued, but don't feel like I have enough information to form a basis for whether this is really safe and worth doing. If it is, could help mitigate some of the drawbacks of a staggered configure.
     
  18. jlucero

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    just purchased ADV10 MV2 matte black 20's.....20x9, 20x10.5....tires are 245/35/20, and 275/35/20...cant wait for them to come in!
     
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    Stellar! Be sure you post some pics. What color is your MS?
     
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    MS black, wheels will be black, and chrome will be dipped black as well...
     

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