Infiniti Q50 Wheel Fitment Guide
May 28, 2021
The big-bodied Q50 sports sedan from Infiniti has impressive performance for its class and an angry demeanor which has found its way into the hearts of enthusiasts, especially those who loved the Infiniti G-series back in the mid-2000s. In fact, these platforms share many similarities to the g-series, yet the Q50 has a much more defined character with its new luxury accents, sporty flair, curvy body lines, Infiniti's famous large, double grill, and a redesigned interior, compared to some of its predecessors.
Now, once an enthusiast grabs a hold of this redesigned G37, throwing on a new set of wheels to spice things up is usually the first on the list—and rightfully so. If you take a look at the Q50 Fitment Industries gallery (click that nice blue button below), you'll notice how absolutely badass these cars look with some aftermarket wheels thrown on wrapped in some new tires, and lowered on lowering springs or air.
So, to help you get ahead start on picking out the perfect wheel and tire setup, we've put together a few common Q50 wheel fitment setups based on the suspension you're running and the fitment style you're going for.
As a disclaimer, make sure to take a look at our gallery and ask your buddies on your Infiniti Q50 FB page or forum to see what others are running! This will help you dial in your ideal setup/wheel fitment.
Infiniti Q50 Recommended Wheel Fitment Specs
Infiniti Q50 Bolt Pattern: 5x114.3mm (5x4.5")
Front Wheel Sizes:
Diameter: 17" to 21"
Width: 7.5" to 11"
Offset: 10mm to 45mm
Rear Wheel Sizes:
Diameter: 17" to 22"
Width: 8" to 11"
Offset: 15mm to 55mm
Quick History of the Infiniti Q50
Woahhh slow your roll. Before we get into Q50 wheel and tire specs, let's touch on how the Q50 came into this world.
The first generation of the Infiniti Q50 was released in 2013/2014 and was designed based on the Infiniti Essence as well as the M-series.
The Essence was a HOT concept car that Infiniti showed off at the Geneva Motor Show in 2009 to celebrate the company's 20th anniversary. This concept car was luxury in every sense of the word.
Image from Nissan Motor Corporation
Some of those luxuries carried over into the Q50 model which officially went on sale in both the U.S. and European domestic markets in 2013. This was also Infiniti's first attempt at a hybrid car. however, it was discontinued in 2019.
Fun fact, in the Japanese domestic market (JDM), the Q50 is actually badged as a V37 Nissan Skyline (13th gen).
No, it's not the Skyline you're thinking of, but it did establish Infiniti as the Japanese BMW.
This first generation of the Q50 began in 2013 (to present day) and is available in three main trim levels: Base, Premium, and Sport.
The Infiniti Q50 base model is equipped with a 3.7L V6 with a RWD or AWD system. The Infiniti Q50 Premium is equipped with a spunky and fuel-efficient twin-turbocharged V6 engine making about 300 HP and 295 torque.
This engine has better power delivery compared to the base model but still makes about 300 HP.
Is The Q50 Red Sport Worth It?
In 2016, the Q50 got a little bit of a facelift and redesign known as the Red Sport. You also have the newer Luxe, Pure, and Sensory trim levels.
The Infiniti Red Sport trim also featured the twin-turbo engine with some spicy upgrades like bigger brakes, supposedly better steering and suspension—though many enthusiasts think otherwise—and some 19-inch wheels. The RWD Q50 Red Sport wheels are actually staggered from the factory as well. While this trim level wasn't what everyone expected for its class due to the lack of key upgrades compared to its competitors, the Infiniti Q50 Red Sport is a solid car with good performance.
That leads us to the fitment for this thicc and sporty sedan...
Stock Suspension Fitment | Infiniti Q50
The first setup we're going over is a stock suspension fitment. If you are looking to run something pretty similar to stock with no fender modifications, trimming, AND no issues with rubbing, a lot of people will run either a 18x8.5 +30mm to +33mm offset OR a 19x9.5 +22mm to a +44mm offset.
If you wanted a bigger wheel to fill that space, which a lot of Q50s do because of its large design, a common 20-inch wheel setup is a 20x9 +25mm to +35mm offset.
All of these sizes are going to give you a flush fitment with no rubbing which can be a huge pain in the a** to deal with and correct.
If you want to run a staggered setup on stock suspension, you're going to see the same wheel diameters as above but a little bigger wheel width and a higher offset in the back. This bigger wheel and offset fit the body style of the Q50 very well.
Tire sizes for a setup like this are 295/30 in the rear.
If you want to run a slightly smaller wheel to fit a little more tire on your staggered setup, you could go with a 19x8.5 +35mm in the front with a 19x9.5 +38mm in the rear. This setup is also going to give you the ideal flush fitment without dealing with rubbing or rolling your fenders.
As far as tire sizes go with this setup, you could easily run a 245/40. This will give you a nearly flush fitment.
If you wanted a flush fitment or almost poke, you could size up to a 19x10.
If you want a little wider stance with a poke fitment, a common wheel and tire size are 19x10.5 +15mm running a 245/35. However, you'll probably need to roll/pull your fenders to avoid any clearance issues.
This setup looks super dope with a slightly wider stance. The rolled fenders add a nice touch and more aggression to the overall aesthetic of the build.
Air Suspension Fitment | Infiniti Q50
If you were considering an air suspension setup on your Q50, you're not alone. This is a super popular platform to bag because of its big-bodied style.
I mean, look at this thing... These cars look absolutely badass on bags.
Just like any other air suspension setup, you're going to want a tucked fitment so you can slam your Q50 on the ground without any interference of the wheel and tire.
With this, you'll end up adjusting your camber (negative camber) to help dial in your perfect air suspension fitment.
Most bagged Q50s run at least a 19-inch wheel, but most are running a 20-inch wheel to compliment the show build style. You're also going to mainly see a square setup on air suspension, but that isn't to say you can't run a staggered setup.
You can run a staggered setup on air suspension still if that's the look you're going for. You'll opt for a wider wheel with a slightly larger offset than the front wheel sizes.
A common staggered setup on AWD for the Infiniti Q50 is a 20x10 +25mm in the front and 20x11 +28mm in the back (pictured above). These specs are going to give you a tucked fitment so you'll have no problems clearing on a slammed ride height without pulling/rolling your fenders.
You also won't have to deal with cutting or trimming any plastics around your wheel well.
If you want to go with a square setup with19-inch wheels to squeeze a little more tire, a common setup is 19x10.5 +8mm running a 235/35 tire (pictured below).
You might need to roll/pull your fenders for this one.
This is because you're technically going to get a "poke" fitment where your fenders are going to sit right behind the lip/rim of the wheel.
This can look pretty cool if you do it the right way.
So, we hope you have a better idea of what wheels, tires, and even what suspension you're looking for on your Q50.
Make sure you take into consideration the purpose of your Q50. If you're trying to build a HOT show build and you want to dump some $$ into your car, running bags and a wider wheel and tire setup may be what you're looking for.
On the other hand, your Q50 might be more of a daily that you just want to look good cruising downtown. In that case, you could stick with your stock suspension or throw on some lowering springs and run a fairly mild wheel and tire set up.
The handling won't be there on bags or even lowering springs, but a set of adjustable coilovers and some 19-inch wheels wrapped in a fairly thicc sized tire could be your dream setup too.
Once you figure out those details and find a good starting point—whether it's your suspension, function, or desired fitment look—this process will be a breeze.
Between the gallery and our filters on our store, the options are endless and you can pull the exact specs you're looking for on both wheels AND tires.
If you have an Infiniti Q50, what wheels, tires, and suspension are you running? Let us know in the comments below & help an enthusiast out. Don't forget to add your ride to the Fitment Industries wheel fitment gallery!