There are different sizes of 2022 Tesla Model Y wheel spacers available on the markets. To ensure a proper fit, you will have to do the necessary groundwork to measure and determine what kind of 2022 Tesla Model Y wheel spacers you will ultimately need. The key factors include 1. bolt pattern, 2. center bore, 3. thickness, 4. bolt-on or slip-on, 5. hub-centric or lug-centric. The bolt pattern refers to the diameter of an imaginary circle formed by the centers of the wheel lugs. The center bore refers to the diameter of the hole in the center of the vehicle hub and wheel. If the size of the hub bore is different from the wheel bore, even they are the same bolt pattern, they won’t match. The bolt pattern and the center bore of the 2022 Tesla Model Y wheel spacers should be 5×114.3, 64.1mm, thread M14x1.5. Knowing the base size, it is easy to find out the correct spacers you want.
Bolt-on or Slip-on 2022 Tesla Model Y Wheel Spacers
The most common 2022 Tesla Model Y wheel spacers are bolt-on ones. They are bolted to the existing studs with the provided lug nuts and then use the stock lug nuts to secure the wheel on the new studs pressed into the spacer. This allows for a full thread engagement. Typically, these bolt-on 2022 Tesla Model Y wheel spacers come in thicker sizes like 15mm, 18mm, 25mm, if you need above 15mm spacers, we will recommend these. Besides, the adapter style is more functional in that they can be built to bolt pattern conversions, such as 5×114.3 to 5×120, 5 lug to 6lug, and others.
Slip-on 2022 Tesla Model Y wheel spacers that slide over your existing wheel hub, they normally thin in size, e.g., 5mm spacer, 10mm spacers. If you using this kind of spacers, it is critical to ensure your wheel studs are long enough for the proper thread engagement. At the minimum, thread engagement length must be equal to or greater than the diameter of the fastener. In other words, if the stud is 14mm in diameter, the nut must engage onto the stud by at least 14mm. If 1 turn of the nut equals 1.5mm, then for the M14x1.5 studs, you need a minimum of 9.5 turns. If not, you’ll either need to change to thinner spacers or get longer and stronger wheel studs installed.
Lug-centric or Hub-centric 2022 Tesla Model Y Wheel Spacers
There are two distinct types of 2022 Tesla Model Y wheel spacers found on today’s market: hub-centric and lug-centric. Hub-centric spacers are designed to help wheels stay centered on the vehicle. They usually come with a hub-centric ring that fits over the hub flange on the axle and over the center bore of the wheel, filling up any possible gap between the two surfaces. This kind of 2022 Tesla Model Y wheel spacers allows the wheels to be properly mounted and accurately balanced, reducing vibration. On the other hand, lug-centric spacers would mean they are centered only by the torque of lug bolts/nuts, rather than the hub flange. Their center hole will be made larger to fit over a variety of different vehicles. Lugs can be bent under force and provoke vibration if you keep the wheels unbalanced for a long time. For this reason, it is recommended to use hub-centric 2022 Tesla Model Y wheel spacers.