Originally Posted by Azstang2014
I am looking to get a new set of wheels for my ride but I'm not to sure if 20x8.5 & 20x10 staggered set will work with no issue on my car. I don't want to mess with suspension or clearance, just wanted to see if anyone else has 20's on a 2014 and if you have any issues with yours.
The only thing about wheels 10" and narrower that you need be concerned with is the offsets. Don't stray too far from +42 or +43 with either of the widths you're looking at and you should be fine with any reasonable
tire sizes. Reasonable here means not
trying to squeeze tire sizes that don't include 8.5" or 10" in their recommended widths onto those wheels, and not
choosing tires that are a LOT taller then the stock tires, which are about 27" tall.
Understand that going to a staggered tire size setup will tend to make the car feel a little less nimble and a little less willing to take corners hard, if those are things that matter to you or that you'd notice.
Lowering is outside OP's scope at least at this point, so any discussion of suspension mods is premature. But since the topic has been cracked open, once you start swapping suspension components, there are a few good "stopping points". Springs by themselves isn't one of those. The OE dampers aren't up to the task of properly
controlling the stiffer rates of virtually all aftermarket springs, including FRPP, and the resulting camber may be too aggressive for any given individual's driving. Hence, anybody interested in lowering would be best advised to do springs, struts/shocks, and camber correction (plates, please) at the same time. The need for other supporting mods to suit axle centering, LCAs and their inclination, front and rear sta-bars for handling balance purposes, and so forth can generally be put on a "wait and see" basis as long as the amount of lowering isn't too much.
'08 GT coupe, 5M, wheels, tires, pads, fluid, a few suspension mods . . . finally lowered (all of half an inch)
'10 Legacy 2.5GT, 6M (hers) . . . '01 Maxima 20AE, 5M (spare, winter driver)