Stock wheel setup not cutting it for your racecar? Curva Concepts is here to help. Running 18 inch staggered wheels is the ideal size for small to mid-size performance vehicles. The drastic change from factory widths to a wide aftermarket width makes a night and day difference in performance. Widening your 18 inch rims provides increased traction and stability while giving your car a menacing look. At Curva Concepts, our number one priority has always been to provide customers with accurate fitment advice.
Take a look at any street driven racecar, and you’ll see 18 inch staggered wheels mounted on it. By far the most popular set up on these cars, and for good reason. Especially on vehicles fitted with a RWD drivetrain. 18 inch rims are the sweet spot for most track cars. This isn’t just our opinion either, but that of many industry leaders. The 12 or 13 inch rotors chosen by the road racing crowd fit 18 inch rims just fine, and don’t need the additional clearance provided by a 19 inch wheel or larger. Additionally, BFGoodrich doesn’t even make their sticky road race R1 tires for anything larger than an 18 inch.
Say you drive a 2020 BMW M340i and plan on doing track days. Although the M340i already comes with 18 inch wheels, depending on the trim of course, the factory widths are only 7.5” in the front and 8.5” in the rear. Yeah, that’s perfectly fine for street driving, but not something you’d be comfortable with taking an aggressive apex. Upgrading to a 9” wide wheel in the front and a 10”, or even a 10.5” wide wheel in the rear, you’re in for a treat on the track. The added width gives you better acceleration, braking and traction. That’s a recipe for success, especially on the race track. Mix in our lightweight Flow Forged series wheels and you’ve got a real racecar ready to tear up Willow Springs.
Consult with our fitment gurus at Curva Concepts and we’ll set you up with the information you need to get your ride sitting pretty.