No, if you want to run a 255 wide tire you are not going to fit it on a 7 or 7.5 inch rim. Ideally you are going to want 8.5-9". Running something that wide with a 55 offset will interfere with pretty well any strut set-up I know of. So in that case a 55 offset is NOT ideal. If you put an aftermarket brake kit you will be very unlikely to find a wheel with a 53-55 offset that will fit. You will usually have to go with a wider (or larger diameter wheel) with a lower offset. Since I'd say the average shmo on this site does NOT have a stock car I would also say that the stock 55 offset wheel is not ideal for most applications. Also the difference between a 55 offset and a 48 is negligable as far as increased wear on ANY part of the car.