Staggered Fitment

Staggered Fitment

Postby meetthespeakers [OP] » July 30th 2012, 8:38pm

Well looks like I am going to do a few more mods to the vans since it's been a while. I ordered the tires up and getting ready to order up the wheels. I am kinda doing a hotrod them, 17x8 front, 18x9 rears. Front tires I will reuse which are 235/55/17's. Now I didn't want to have the rear side wall height smaller than the front, so I decided to go with a 255/55/18. Any thoughts on this combo? Figured as a side benefit I would turn less rpms on the highway...

Section Width: 10.03 in
Rim Diameter: 18 in
Rim Width Range: 7 - 9 in
Overall Diameter: 29.04 in
Sidewall Height: 5.52 in
Radius: 14.52 in
Circumference: 91.23 in
Revs per Mile: 716.2
Speedometer1: 56.1 mph

The rim I am looking at has a 0 offset for the 9" rear wheel. So looks like it would push it out 1/2" outward than my current setup. So I don't see this being a problem. To think I have had Astro's since 1986, probably been through about 10 sets, but never tried the staggered in height setup. Thoughts?
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Re: Staggered Fitment

Postby meetthespeakers [OP] » July 30th 2012, 8:40pm

Here is the wheels I am looking at:

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Re: Staggered Fitment

Postby meetthespeakers [OP] » August 2nd 2012, 2:42pm

Well, tires came in last night, they look pretty meaty. Did a test fitment on the rear, def going to fill up the wheel well a healthy amount. I may not lower the rear any more, so it will def have a rake to it. Will post pictures when the new wheels arrive. I decided to change wheels, as much as I wanted to get Coys/Rev Classics, Coys being expensive, and Rev's being the right price, but not having the best fitment on the rear I am gonna go with Show Wheels. The offset looks like it will tuck a hair more on the back with a deep dish. Logo on wheel is love it or hate it, atleast in black it is not as noticeable as in the other color choices.

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Re: Staggered Fitment

Postby meetthespeakers [OP] » August 6th 2012, 8:57pm

Alright, well finally placed the order, did a fast one at the end. Ended up going with US MAGS u106 Wheels 17x8" Front, and 18x9" Rear. The price and the fact that the entire wheel is clear coated, unlike Boss 338 wheels made me decide to go with them. Plus the backspacing I felt a little safer with. Fronts have a 4.5" BS, and Rears have a 5.25" BS. So that should only kick the wheel out .25/50". I went with a black center, anyway this is what they will look like, hope to have them by the end of the week. Will snap some pics when I can:

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Re: Staggered Fitment

Postby ProStreet_LS1 » August 7th 2012, 7:32pm

Very cool

That is a lot of meat for the rears. You could do like a mini tub. You may not have to go wider, possibly just square up the stock rear tubs, get rid of roundness. But a little taller tub could be helpful.
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Re: Staggered Fitment

Postby meetthespeakers [OP] » August 7th 2012, 7:47pm

You think I am going to have a problem with 255's? I know at one point in it's life I had 245's that rubbed the outer lip, I am hoping these will tuck a hair more. It's gonna be close, haven't people run 275's with 20x10's on here stock?
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Re: Staggered Fitment

Postby ProStreet_LS1 » August 10th 2012, 6:37pm

Sorry, I have no idea what will fit. I do know how to modify the wheel wells. I was just saying, if you want to lower it or do some hauling, may have to modify the wheel well.
A baseball bat can be used to curl the lip up for clearence.
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Re: Staggered Fitment

Postby Bis » March 8th 2015, 2:49am

Was looking for an update on this thread as I would one day love to get a staggered setup, with 19" minimum. 20" preferably with stock suspension, etc.

Any recommendations or warnings would be appreciated. I have successfully fit 20" (0 offset) wheels in before.

Ideally would like to fit 20" X 8" up front and 20" X 9.5" rear, though not sure if that will even look right.

I am also on a 2003 model, not a 2001, so I am unsure if hub/axle dimensions have changed at all.
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Re: Staggered Fitment

Postby meetthespeakers [OP] » March 9th 2015, 2:17pm

20x8 and 20x9.5 should be no problem, obviously with the right offset. I ran that same width except in 18's. They were the ridler 695's I believe in 18x8, and 18x9.5. They fit perfect, I ran 235 up front and a skinny 255 on the rear. The rear just cleared for some reason, like I said before I know people have run wider tires with no problem, and on mine I had a 3" drop in the rear. I am back to 15x8's now, but in spring/summer I may be looking at moving up to 20's and just keeping these as winter wheels, we will see.
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