If you’re interested in upsizing aftermarket wheels, you may have run across 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E wheel spacers. Indeed, aftermarket wheels or rims can often enhance a car’s appearance, adding more style and boosting performance. But there could be a few issues which are where 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E wheel spacers come into play.
If the wheels are much larger than the car’s original set, the size matters may occur. For example, Higher offset rims usually cause the rims to stick into the inner wheel well, which could hit the shock absorbers. Eventually, this could cause premature fender or other suspension parts failure. By spacing the wheels out a couple of millimeters, the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E wheel spacers solve the above problems easily and quickly.
Bolt-on 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E Wheel Spacers or Slip-on Ones
For most cars that use wheel studs and lug nuts to secure the wheels, bolt-on 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E wheel spacers will be better. Because these spacers are fastened on the vehicle hub with provided lug nuts. Then, you can remount the wheels on the new wheel studs that are pressed in the spacers with original equipment lug nuts. This doesn’t change the original wheel fastening method. In this way, you don’t need any extended wheel bolts.
But bolt-on 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E wheel spacers are usually made above 15mm. If you need around 3mm to 12mm wheel spacers, slip-on wheel spacers will do. This type of wheel spacer doesn’t come with pressed-in wheel studs, so you have to replace the stock wheel studs. They are primarily made for vehicles that use wheel bolts rather than lug nuts. So the installation process may be a little complicated.
Are Bolt-on 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E Wheel Spacers Safe?
In short, the higher strength of the wheel studs, the safer the bolt-on 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E wheel spacers are. When properly torqued, the wheel lugs apply a clamping force to lock the spacer and wheel to the vehicle hub. Therefore, it is important to ensure the wheel studs of the spacers are equal or stronger than OEM ones. In metric grades, there are four common grades: 5.8, 8.8, 10.9, and 12.9. Each grade has a specific bolt strength. The higher number means the higher the tensile strength of the bolt.
In automotive applications, most OEM wheel studs are grade 10.9. All BONOSS steel wheel bolts are ISO grade 12.9. The minimum tensile strength of grade 12.9 wheel bolts is 1220MPa which is far exceeds the standard grade 10.9’s. Since tensile strength is the amount of pull the bolt can withstand before breaking, 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E wheel spacers with higher grade wheel studs are much better and safer.