Will it hurt my M? (Staggered wheels/ tires on AWD)

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Will it hurt my M? (Staggered wheels/ tires on AWD)

Postby Danasty13 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:12 am

Hey guy so my 2011 m37x is awd and i currently have gtr rims on my car we all know that gtr rims come normal in the front and staggered in the back now I'm thinking about getting another set just to have all 4 staggered to make it have that nice flush look now what I want to know is that bad to have on a awd car or as long as the tires are all the same size I should be good thanx
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Re: Will it hurt my M?

Postby DoN_BLaZe34 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:24 am

You can use the staggered set on your car so long as the tire sizes are close in height and rolling diameter. For example 245/40 on the front and 275/35 on the back works fine. I had 235/40 and 265/35 on my GTRs when I ran a staggered set on my AWD Q70. Never had an issue.

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Re: Will it hurt my M?

Postby wideopn11 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:48 am

Yeah you should be fine with a little bit of stagger; as Don said, provided the rolling diameter is almost the same. There are some good wheel/tire fitment tools in the sticky topics and FAQ's you can play with to try different setups, offsets and tire sizes before buying anything.

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Re: Will it hurt my M?

Postby Danasty13 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:14 am

DoN_BLaZe34 wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:24 am
You can use the staggered set on your car so long as the tire sizes are close in height and rolling diameter. For example 245/40 on the front and 275/35 on the back works fine. I had 235/40 and 265/35 on my GTRs when I ran a staggered set on my AWD Q70. Never had an issue.
What if the tires are all the same size is that bad?

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Re: Will it hurt my M?

Postby Danasty13 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:29 am

wideopn11 wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:48 am
Yeah you should be fine with a little bit of stagger; as Don said, provided the rolling diameter is almost the same. There are some good wheel/tire fitment tools in the sticky topics and FAQ's you can play with to try different setups, offsets and tire sizes before buying anything.
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Re: Will it hurt my M?

Postby DoN_BLaZe34 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:42 am

Danasty13 wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:14 am
DoN_BLaZe34 wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:24 am
You can use the staggered set on your car so long as the tire sizes are close in height and rolling diameter. For example 245/40 on the front and 275/35 on the back works fine. I had 235/40 and 265/35 on my GTRs when I ran a staggered set on my AWD Q70. Never had an issue.
What if the tires are all the same size is that bad?
No it isn't bad, I just think it'll look a little funny. If you run 265s or 275s on a 9.5" wheel it'll be a little bulky looking. On the flip if you run a 235 or 245 on a 10.5 it'll be a little stretched.

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Re: Will it hurt my M?

Postby wideopn11 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:18 am

I want to see some pics of these wheels on your car!

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Re: Will it hurt my M?

Postby Danasty13 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:40 am

DoN_BLaZe34 wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:42 am
Danasty13 wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:14 am


What if the tires are all the same size is that bad?
No it isn't bad, I just think it'll look a little funny. If you run 265s or 275s on a 9.5" wheel it'll be a little bulky looking. On the flip if you run a 235 or 245 on a 10.5 it'll be a little stretched.

Yea I have 255/35/20 on my gtr rims back is a little stretched

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Re: Will it hurt my M? (Staggered wheels/ tires on AWD)

Postby DoN_BLaZe34 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:15 am

What are you running up front?

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Re: Will it hurt my M? (Staggered wheels/ tires on AWD)

Postby Danasty13 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:36 pm

DoN_BLaZe34 wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:15 am
What are you running up front?
255/35/20 all around

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Re: Will it hurt my M? (Staggered wheels/ tires on AWD)

Postby mistayoung » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:22 pm

I want to run a square GTR rim set up if i run all rears would they stick out past the fenders or should I run fronts? And what tire size should I run?

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Re: Will it hurt my M? (Staggered wheels/ tires on AWD)

Postby stm37s » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:46 pm

I ant to see some pics as well.

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Re: Will it hurt my M? (Staggered wheels/ tires on AWD)

Postby EdBwoy » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:55 pm

The GTR rear wheels will most likely stick out. See these 2 links for pictures as well:
1. post6770481.html#p6770313
2. buying-a-diamond-tomorrow-perfect-12-m56s-t620062.html

You should get some guidance on tires in those 2 links, but for something quicker, use a tire calculator such as this one to see their recommendations:
https://www.wheel-size.com/calc/?wheel1 ... m&scl=50mm

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Re: Will it hurt my M? (Staggered wheels/ tires on AWD)

Postby Jeime71 » Fri May 21, 2021 6:18 pm

I just brought a set of xxr's 20x9 front and 20x10.5 rear. I'm tryna throw them on my 2011 infiniti m37x awd what tires is best ,tryna stay aggressive but meaty profile. Any ideas ??? Will post pics of them sitting nest to my Appaloosa

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Re: Will it hurt my M? (Staggered wheels/ tires on AWD)

Postby DoN_BLaZe34 » Fri May 21, 2021 6:54 pm

Jeime71 wrote:
Fri May 21, 2021 6:18 pm
I just brought a set of xxr's 20x9 front and 20x10.5 rear. I'm tryna throw them on my 2011 infiniti m37x awd what tires is best ,tryna stay aggressive but meaty profile. Any ideas ??? Will post pics of them sitting nest to my Appaloosa
245/40/20 and 275/35/20

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Re: Will it hurt my M? (Staggered wheels/ tires on AWD)

Postby Jeime71 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:42 am

What if it's 255/40/20 front an 275/40/20 rear

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Re: Will it hurt my M? (Staggered wheels/ tires on AWD)

Postby Jeime71 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:29 am

I'm running that front 245/40/20
Rear 275/35/20 post pics soon

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Re: Will it hurt my M? (Staggered wheels/ tires on AWD)

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Re: Will it hurt my M? (Staggered wheels/ tires on AWD)

Postby Jeime71 » Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:23 am

I did a small clip of the look .
Hey the 245/40/20 front an 275/35/20 rear
It's Killin em . Feels aggressive .drives smooth
Feel like when I come through the jungle everything either stand still or moves
They can't stop looking at the car.
Thanks I got BC racing coilovers coming I live in Massachusetts I was thinking a inch and a half in the back 8 in the front drop down and then I got a grill I'm replacing I also want to get a big break kit I was thinking pro street z23 or z26 brake caliper and rotor perforated with the holes any ideas and a air cold intake

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Re: Will it hurt my M? (Staggered wheels/ tires on AWD)

Postby bocian320 » Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:58 pm

I will be running a staggered setup on my m37x. I went a tad larger with 245/45/20 and 275/40/20. With these sizes, the circumference is 90.1" and 90.0" so nearly identical. I use this site https://tiresize.com/calculator/ it's great tool to compare tire dimensions.
Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I believe the difference between the front and back can be as large as 3% on an awd car. Obviously less is best. 245/40/20 and 275/35/20 is 0.4% difference so that's probably the best way to go. I'm curious how my taller tire setup will look. I'll post some pics when I finally get the wheels.


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