How to choose wheel spacers for your all-new 2022 Chevy Silverado? What types of 2022 Chevy Silverado wheel spacers are available? What are the key points of selection? For the 2022 Chevy Silverado, a mid-sized pickup, it’s very playable. In the previous BONOSS Chevy Silverado Blogs, we have detailed the benefits of wheel spacers for this truck’s upgrades. So in this article, we’ll talk about how to choose the best 2022 Chevy Silverado wheel spacers for you.
How To Select The Suitable 2022 Chevy Silverado Wheel Spacers?
First of all, let’s get some 2022 Chevy Silverado (1500) wheel-size data. This generation of Silverado and Silverado 1500 uses the same IV (T1XX) chassis, all models (Work Truck, Custom, LT, Trail Boss, RST, LTZ, High Country, ZR2) are equipped with axle rotor CB (Center Bore) is 78.1 mm, the PCD of the wheel studs is 6×139.7 (6×5.5), the wheel fastener type is lug nuts (not like some European autos), and the thread size is M14x1.5. These data you need to pay attention to when selecting Chevy Silverado wheel spacers, because if the spacers you buy are not these relative data, you may buy the wrong product.
In the case of ensuring that the wheel-size data is matched, next, we need to choose the right thickness of the wheel spacers for the vehicle. The original tires are generally 255/70R17/8Jx17/ET24, 265/70R17/8Jx17/ET24, or 265/65R18/8.5Jx18/ET26. (The upgrade package provided by the Chevrolet are the ZR2′ 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory Mud Terrain Tires; LTZ’s 20-inch polished-aluminum wheels; LT Trail Boss’s 18-inch high-gloss Black-painted wheels; RST’s 20-inch high-gloss Black wheels; Custom’s 20-inch Bright Silver Painted-aluminum wheels.) If you get the plan to install aftermarket upgrading wheels, you will need to take a detailed spacing measurement of the actual vehicle with a square to know what thickness of spacers will suit you.
The Types Of 2022 Chevy Silverado Wheel Spacers?
You can see so many types of wheel spacers on eBay, Amazon, or other shopping platforms that you might get dizzy. We won’t let you be that, let’s explain the various types of wheel spacers to you.
These four most common are 1. Bolt-on; 2. Slip-on; 3. Hub-centric; 4. Lug-centric. In fact, the classification of wheel spacers is mainly based on how to distribute the wheel assembly to bear the weight of the vehicle.
1.Bolt-on Chevy Silverado Wheel Spacers
With bolt-on Silverado spacers, it basically means that the spacers have owned a set of wheel studs and bolted directly to the hub. There are some benefits that bolt-on wheel spacers provide, namely that you rarely have to worry about your factory wheel studs being long enough.
2.Slip-on Chevy Silverado Wheel Spacers
If you want the easiest and most straightforward installation of wheel spacers, slip-on wheel spacers are your best bet. They slide directly over the existing studs on your Silverado, and once they’re on, you just need to put your wheel back. The biggest disadvantage of slip-on Silverado spacers is that you can only use spacers that are less than 13mm thick, because if you want to use thicker spacers, then you need to install extended wheel studs, which is very troublesome.
3.Hub-centric Chevy Silverado Wheel Spacers
The hub-centric Silverado wheel spacers work in exactly the same way as the factory wheel, which is currently considered the safest spacer structure. In this design, in the middle of the wheel spacer, there will be a special circle of STEP, and its size is matched with the axle hub and the wheel hub. Its existence makes the axle hub and wheel hub as tightly integrated as the factory design. This puts all the pressure right back on the hub, which is the strongest point.
4.Lug-centric Chevy Silverado Wheel Spacers
Unlike hub-centric, lug-centric has no STEP structure and cannot transfer weight to the axle. Instead, all torque goes directly to the wheel studs. This is very dangerous. This type of spacer does not need to be produced with high-precision data, so it can match a large number of car models.