The 2022 Honda Ridgeline wheel spacers will enhance the vehicle’s off-road capability. The 2022 Honda Ridgeline’s independent rear suspension delivers superior ride and handling. The Ridgeline is unique due to its fully independent suspension and unibody construction rather than the traditional body-on-frame design. This combination delivers impressive comfort and excellent handling.
With limited off-road potential, the Ridgeline is like a crossover SUV that lacks the bottom clearance, wheel articulation, and low-range transmission that allow other 4WD pickups to venture into rugged territory. Increased bottom clearance and installing 2022 Honda Ridgeline wheel spacers will allow the 2022 Honda Ridgeline to conquer more complex terrain.
The 2022 Honda Ridgeline wheel spacers widen the front or rear wheel track, providing more wheel clearance. The 2022 Honda Ridgeline’s bottom clearance can be adjusted by changing the suspension and adjusting the camber for higher ground clearance. The greater ground clearance prevents the 2022 Honda Ridgeline’s chassis from rubbing when passing obstacles, which is necessary for customers who like off-road.
However, the increased height of the ground clearance will increase the risk of rolling, requiring adjustment of the lateral distance, also known as the track. 2022 Honda Ridgeline wheel spacers can be customized to increase the track length, with common 2022 Honda Ridgeline wheel spacers ranging in thickness between 1-inch and 2- inch. For off-road needs, there is a difference in the thickness of wheel spacers for off-road vehicles and sedans.
Are 2022 Honda Ridgeline Wheel Spacers Safe?
The 2022 Honda Ridgeline wheel spacers are safe if they are properly fitted with BONOSS 2022 Honda Ridgeline wheel spacers. 2022 Honda Ridgeline wheel spacers are connected to the wheels by a hub centric and are not responsible for carrying the weight of the vehicle but do carry the clamping force of the lug nuts and the torque when the vehicle is accelerating.
The 2022 Honda Ridgeline wheel spacers are the bolt-on type, providing wheel studs and lug nuts for fastening. The two stresses mentioned above will require the performance of these parts, and the wheel studs will need to have tensile and yield strengths above the stress values to be used. 12.9 grade wheel studs will provide a tensile strength of 1220 MPa and an Ultimate Tensile Load of 152,000 N.
Ultimate Tensile Strength
Tensile strength indicates the maximum stress a material can withstand while being stretched or pulled before breaking. In brittle materials, the ultimate tensile strength is close to the yield point, whereas the ultimate tensile strength can be higher in ductile materials.
The wheel stud of the 2022 Honda Ridgeline wheel spacers is made of SCM440 steel alloy, which has good tensile strength and yield strength. 12.9 grade is also among the best quality material grade. Some people may have questions about why not use steel alloy for the main part of the 2022 Honda Ridgeline wheel spacers, steel alloy is heavier than aluminum alloy, and aluminum alloy is more suitable for toughness and ductility.
Proof load is the limit of the elastic range of the bolt. Designing for the use of bolts according to proof load can help prevent plastic deformation. As long as a bolt is never tensioned beyond its specified proof load, you can be assured that it has maintained its original size and shape and may be safely reused. The wheel stud does not deform plastically under a tensioning force of 152.000 N. It retains its original size and shape and can be safely reused.
The primary material of the 2022 Honda Ridgeline wheel spacers is 6061-T6 or 7075-T6 aluminum alloy, which also has excellent tensile and yield strength. Material strength is an important factor in the safety of 2022 Honda Ridgeline wheel spacers, as is the proper installation of these parts. Installing lug nuts on wheel studs requires a torque wrench and the correct torque. We do not recommend using over-torqued air impact for installation.
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