I want my Colorado widebody but want to keep my tires, what should I do? How to properly push the tires out after installing the wide body kits? After installing the wide body kit, the steering of Colorado is affected. Can Chevy Colorado wheel spacers be used to solve it? We got some questions about widebody mods and Colorado spacers from customers, and hope these are helpful to you.
1. I want my Colorado widebody but want to keep my tires, what should I do?
Customer: “Hey BONOSS, I have a 2021 Colorado WT. Looking to buy the full widebody kit from XXXXXX(one brand’s name) to make it a wide body. However I already bought new wheels and tires (20×8.5) on them and want to keep that setup as I spent a big deal of money on it. So I was looking to get an answer for what size spacers I should purchase? In order to make that wheel setup for a widebody kit. Thanks!”
BONOSS: This is a common problem that many people will encounter. The offset value of the wheels and tires that you spent a lot of money to replace can’t match the wide body style you need, and even the offset value calculation error led to the order of wheels that can’t be flush with the fender flare. If you don’t want to waste extra money on a new set of negative ET wheels, installing a Chevy Colorado wheel spacer is a good solution to this situation. No matter how much you need to lower the offset, wheel spacers can easily do it for you. We don’t know what offset of the wheels (20×8.5) you have right now, you can measure the horizontal distance from the outside of the wheel with the fender flare installed with the widebody kit. In cases where the suspension height is enough to allow the wheels to protrude from the fender, we recommend installing Colorado spacers 3-5mm over the distance measured, which will make you amazed.
2. How to properly push the tires out after installing the wide body kits?
Customer: “I was wondering if I were to install a wide body kit to a Colorado Z71, would wheel spacers be enough to push the wheel outwards? Cause I don’t want it to look like there’s a huge hole in the fender you know. Like, with a wide body kit, the wheels should be wider apart to match the wide fenders. So I was wondering if wheel spacers would do the trick, or if I have to get wider wheels with wheel spacers, or wide axle. But what is the proper way to push the wheels outwards when a wide body kit is installed. Please and thank you.”
BONOSS: This customer already had several options for pushing the tires out of the mounting pad, using the Colorado spacers, or ordering a new set of negative ET wheels, or even going for a new longer axle hub. Admittedly, these are all solutions to the problem. If you’re on a budget, buying a new set of negative ET wheels after taking measurements is a good idea. But if you want to save money to achieve the wanted result, choosing a set of Colorado wheel spacers of the appropriate thickness can also help you complete the wide-body style modification.
3. After installing the wide body kit, the steering of Colorado is affected. Can Chevy Colorado wheel spacers be used to solve it?
Customer: “Obviously widebody gets some disadvantages. All wide body kits inherently expand the car’s front profile, and most of them, including the carbon fiber items, will increase the weight. Then there’s the aforementioned cost, which can be extensive. The car’s steering will become heavier and you’ll need more power to offset the extra weight. I wanna know whether the use of spacers on the rear wheels can solve the steering problem after the widebody?”
BONOSS: This is a very professional auto question. Indeed, the overall weight of the vehicle will definitely increase after any widebody kit installation. And some widebody kits will change the aerodynamic structure of the vehicle at high-speed, and it will cause the front wheels to receive more downward pressure than before, resulting in stiff steering or oversteering. In theory, installing wheel spacers on the rear wheels can widen the wheel track width of the rear wheels, thereby limiting the impact of the front wheels’ effect on steering. To be honest, we BONOSS have not done relevant tests. And when solving this kind of steering problem, the thickness of the spacers also needs to be professionally measured and calculated can to correct the steering of the vehicle properly. If you face this problem, I hope you can go to the auto shop near you to seek a professional auto mechanic for help!
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