How to choose the best 2022 Jeep Gladiator wheel spacers? This Blog will give you the answer. “Answers The Call Of Adventure!”— The 2022 Jeep Gladiator is definitely a hit with hardcore off-road pickup enthusiasts. The Off-road-ready out of the box, these body kits can be easily removed when you don’t need doors and roofs, and it comes with a maximum tow rating higher than the Wrangler. Compared to its rivals, the Ford Ranger and Nissan Frontier, this beast seem to be unsuited for daily roads. Compared to the hardcore Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon, the Gladiator gets the more stronger torquey (442 pound-feet) ) allows you to stride over obstacles more easily. When choosing wheel spacers for this brutal pickup, how do you choose? We at BONOSS have prepared the answer for you.
What Types Of 2022 Jeep Gladiator Wheel Spacers Do You Need?
You can see a variety of wheel spacers online, and if you don’t know much about them, you’ll think they’re all the same. Here we hope you know how to distinguish between the types of spacers and the different functions of these types.
In terms of installation methods, spacers are divided into two types, bolt-on and slip-on. The bolt-on wheel spacer comes with a set of studs, so when you install them, you need to install the spacer on the Gladiator’s own wheel studs first, and then install the wheel on the spacer’s studs. The slip-on wheel spacer is to slide over the wheel studs on the vehicle, and then directly install the wheel to fix it.
The difference is that slip-on wheel spacers are easier to install, just like changing tires. But if you wish to use a thicker wheel spacer, you cannot use a slip-on spacer because the length of your wheel studs does not support the torque requirements of your wheel and spacer. The bolt-on wheel spacer allows you to install thicker wheel spacers without the hassle of replacing wheel studs with extended studs.
In terms of whether the axle hub bears the weight of the vehicle, spacers can also be divided into two types, hub-centric and lug-centric. The hub-centric wheel spacer has a ring step, which can tightly connect the wheel hub and the axle hub because the ring step center bore is precisely designed for each vehicle model. When the wheel rotates, the wheel hub and the axle hub are still a whole, and the downward sheer force of the vehicle is still transmitted to the axle, which is also the original loading structure designed by the auto manufacturer.
The lug-centric wheel spacer has no ring step, and its center bore is generally very large. In this way, it can match the center bore of most vehicles, improving the matching range of the model, but it is not precise. Without the connection structure between the axle hub and the wheel hub, most of the weight will be borne by the wheel studs. This is very easy to cause the studs and lug nuts to break and is a design structure that we consider very dangerous.