Customers can purchase 2023 Tesla Model 3 wheel spacers for DIY, which is very easy for customers who like to tune their cars. 2023 Tesla Model 3 wheel spacers can increase wheel clearance, flush the wheels with fenders, and make the car look more aggressive. What are the specifications for installing 2023 Tesla Model 3 wheel spacers? Does the higher the torque of the lug nuts, the better? Should you buy slip-on or bolt-on type wheel spacers?
What Type of 2023 Tesla Model 3 Wheel Spacers Do You Need?
Bolt-on hub-centric 2023 Tesla Model 3 wheel spacers would be the appropriate option, as the 2023 Tesla Model 3 is fixed with aftermarket lug nuts. Using the bolt-on 2023 Tesla Model 3 wheel spacers is more appropriate and simpler than the slip-on ones. Bolt-on 2023 Tesla Model 3 wheel spacers are fixed to the hub assembly with aftermarket lug nuts. The wheel spacers have wheel studs on them to attach the wheels.
Hub-centric 2023 Tesla Model 3 wheel spacers are safer than the lug-centric type. Lug-centric wheel spacers do not have a center ring for wheel center hole alignment, which makes the wheels rely solely on wheel studs and lug nuts for fixing, and mechanical wear over time will bring about changes in the diameter of the bolt hole pitch, which will lead to the vibration of the vehicle at high speeds.
The 2023 Tesla Model 3 wheel spacers hub-centric matches the protruding wheels and hub assembly parts. The multi-stage hub-centric design allows the contact surface between the wheel spacers and the parts to fit better. The static friction generated and the clamping force of the lug nuts can ensure the fixation of the wheels and wheel spacers, eliminating the possibility of wheel fall off and wheel spacers failure.
You can choose the 2023 Tesla Model 3 wheel spacers from the BLS series, which offers extended wheel studs to replace the stock wheel studs. It belongs to the slip-on type. The aftermarket wheel studs will go through the hub assembly, the 2023 Tesla Model 3 wheel spacers, and the wheels. The integrated construction reduces wear and tear on the parts and the possibility of failure, but removing the stock wheel studs will be tedious and require professional assistance.
What Are 2023 Tesla Model 3 Wheel Spacers Alignment Specifications?
After removing the hub, you can align the lug holes of the 2023 Tesla Model 3 wheel spacers with the wheel studs on the hub assembly. Ensure the hub assembly’s surface and the back of the wheel spacers are rust-free before installing them. Use a 19mm socket and torque wrench to install aftermarket lug nuts with a torque of 140 N.m and 7.5 safety turns, approximately 12 mm of load-bearing shaft length, to fasten the 2023 Tesla Model 3 wheel spacers to the hub assembly.
Similarly, use the 2023 Tesla Model 3 stock lug nuts to mount the wheel on the 2023 Tesla Model 3 wheel spacer. The stock wheel studs will be placed in the wheel pocket, and if you find that the wheel pocket does not accommodate the wheel studs, you can replace the 2023 Tesla Model 3 wheel spacer with a thicker one. 2023 Tesla Model 3 stock lug nuts torque reference aftermarket lug nuts.
The excessive torque does not make the 2023 Tesla Model 3 lug nuts any tighter. 2023 Tesla Model 3 stock lug nuts and wheel studs are generally chrome-plated steel, with lug nuts having a strength rating of 8 or 10, with most being 8. Wheel studs most are 10.9. Considering that the car’s load is less than the truck’s, the strength of these parts should not be as high. BONOSS products use 12.9-grade wheel studs and 10-grade lug nuts. Excessive torque may cause slippage or breakage of the lug nuts. This can also easily happen when using an air impact wrench to tighten the lug nuts.
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