After installing 18mm Tesla Model Y spacers, many people double that if the protruding OEM studs cause rubbing issues or not. Should I cut the OEM studs for wheel spacers? Do not worry, take a look at the inside of your wheels first. Check out whether the mounting plate has pockets machines into it and isn’t solid. If there are pockets, then measure the cavity in your wheels to find out how much it will allow for the stud to go past the 18mm Tesla Model Y spacers.
Giving an example, if the depth of the wheel pocket is 15mm, and the protruding OEM stud length is 8mm, then these 18mm Tesla Model Y spacers will perfectly fit without cutting any stock studs. If the cavity is not deep enough, then changing to above 18mm spacers will be OK. As long as you operate correctly and ensure a full thread engagement, installing 18mm Tesla Model Y spacers is safe and reliable.
What Forged 18mm Tesla Model Y Spacers Can I Trust?
If you have ever checked the studs that are pressed in the 18mm Tesla Model Y spacers, you would find that there are different head shapes. Generally, wheel studs with semi-circular or elliptical heads are found on most cheap casting wheel spacers. The material of cheap spacer is not dense enough and is relatively soft. When under high temperature and stress, the studs will loosen and spin if they cannot be fastened. This causes safety issues. That is why most cheap casting 18mm Tesla Model Y spacers often use semi-circular or oval-shaped studs to prevent loosening.
Brands that focus on quality and performance are very strict in raw materials and manufacturing processes. BONOSS 18mm Tesla Model Y spacers are made of high-strength 6061-T6 and 7075-T6 aluminum alloy materials. Undergone up to 3000 tons of pressure, the forging process makes them integrity structural, more durable, and more resistant to corrosion and oxidation. So, the wheel studs of BONOSS 18mm Tesla Model Y spacers are whole round heads. They are firmly pressed in the spacers. You don’t need to worry about any loose issues.
What Kind of 18mm Tesla Model Y Spacers Are the Safest?
Speaking of the safest 18mm Tesla Model Y spacers, we should point out the matching fasteners because they are extremely important. The wheel studs and lug nuts are among the most important parts which secure the wheels. BONOSS 18mm Tesla Model Y spacers provide ISO grade 12.9 wheel studs and ISO grade 10 wheel nuts. The ISO grade 12.9 wheel studs are considered to be the top-quality studs in the auto industry. They have a minimum tensile strength of 1,220 MPa.
Besides, BONOSS ISO grade 10 lug nuts have a proof load of 138,800 N which far exceeds the standard grade 6 nuts. They are surely much better and safer for fastening 18mm Tesla Model Y spacers. It makes sense that high-strength studs and nuts are not easy to break. If you’re trying to achieve a unique sporty appearance, a set of BONOSS 18mm Tesla Model Y spacers is perfect for you.