1-inch Mercedes-Benz wheel spacers are available with a wheel clearance of approximately 25mm. Measuring the wheel-to-fender distance of your vehicle before placing an order for wheel spacers will help you choose a more appropriate thickness, on top of which you can increase the thickness of the wheel spacers if you want a more aggressive and full body line. For the strength of the chassis structure of the sedan, it will be advantageous to maintain a proper positive offset.
How Much Offset Will 1-inch Mercedes-Benz Wheel Spacers Get Eventually?
1-inch Mercedes-Benz wheel spacers equal approximately 25mm. The most stock offset will be set to a larger positive offset. 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 W222’s stock offset is set to 36-41, and 1-inch Mercedes-Benz wheel spacers will adjust the offset to 11-16. It moves the wheel outward 25mm until it is flush with the fender. The 30mm Mercedes-Benz wheel spacers will give you more clearance if you replace the aftermarket wheels with a larger offset.
1-inch Mercedes-Benz wheel spacers can be considered an extension of the mounting surface of the hub assembly. Bolt-on construction is recommended for wheel spacers over 20mm, additional wheel bolts are used to fasten the wheel spacers to the hub assembly, and stock wheel bolts will be used to fasten the wheels. As a key component to withstand the sheer accelerating force of the vehicle, the quality of the wheel bolts is very important in 1-inch Mercedes-Benz wheel spacers.
Are 1-inch Mercedes-Benz Wheel Spacers Good for S550 4 Matic?
Installing 1-inch Mercedes-Benz wheel spacers helps to fit wider tires to the vehicle. Wider tires have a more complex tread design, and the more rubber that touches the ground, the better the on-road handling; the less tread that touches the ground, and the deeper the grooves, the better the off-road performance. 4 Matic versions of Mercedes-Benz choose to install wider tires will help the vehicle gain more grip in mud, snow, and other complex road conditions.
Wider tires often cause the inside of the tire to rub against components such as suspension kits, control arms, etc. Installing 1-inch Mercedes-Benz wheel spacers will provide 25mm of clearance to avoid their rubbing. The same situation can happen when upgrading to a larger brake kit. Performance brake kits tend to be wider, causing the caliper housings to rub against the spokes of the wheels, and many customers who have purchased brake kits and found that they do not fit with the wheels tend to choose 1-inch Mercedes-Benz wheel spacers instead of aftermarket wheels.
Are 1-inch Mercedes-Benz Wheel Spacers Safe?
1-inch Mercedes-Benz wheel spacers are of bolt-on construction, in which wheel bolts are subjected to large shear forces, as we mentioned above, but the wheel spacers are also subjected to certain external forces. The 1-inch Mercedes-Benz wheel spacers are made of 6061-T6 forged aluminum, a high-performance and industry standard, with 7075-T6 available as a higher-performance option.
The wheel bolts for 1-inch Mercedes-Benz wheel spacers are made of SCM440 high-strength steel alloy, which is forged to reach an ultimate tensile strength of 1220MPa, meeting the highest 12.9 class wheel bolts standard. As long as you use a socket to tighten all wheel bolts with a torque of 140N.m, the clamping force they generate will hold your wheel spacers and wheels in place.
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