You may have some questions about wheel spacers if you have a Land Rover Defender 90. Wheel spacers are devices that go between the wheel and the wheel hub, creating a gap that makes the wheel farther from the axle. Wheel spacers can offer some advantages, but also some disadvantages, depending on what you want and need. In this post, we will talk about what wheel spacers do for Defender 90, whether they make the wheel vibrate, and which ones you should get.
Defender 90 wheel spacers can do several things for your vehicle, such as:
- Making your Defender 90 look better by widening the stance and giving it a more rugged appearance.
- Creating more space between the wheel and the brake caliper, enabling you to install bigger brakes or wheels that have a different offset or bolt pattern.
- Improving the performance of your Defender 90 by widening the track width and reducing the body roll and understeer.
- Making your Defender 90 more stable by spreading the weight more evenly across the axle and reducing the pressure on the suspension components.
Will Defender 90 wheel spacers cause vibration?
Wheel spacers can make your Defender 90 vibrate if they are not fitted properly or if they are of low quality. Vibration can harm the ride quality, steering response, and tire wear of your Defender 90. To prevent vibration, you should:
- Select high-quality wheel spacers that are made of strong materials, such as aluminum or steel, and that are customized for your Defender 90 model and year. Stay away from cheap or universal wheel spacers that may not fit well or securely.
- Use wheel spacers that are hub-centric and match the center bore of your wheel hub and your wheel. Hub-centric wheel spacers make sure that the wheel is aligned with the hub and that there is no gap or wobble between them.
- Fit the wheel spacers correctly following the manufacturer’s instructions and torque specifications. Use a torque wrench to fasten the lug nuts or bolts evenly and securely. Inspect the wheel spacers regularly for any signs of damage or loosening.
BONOSS spacers are a brand that only specializes in wheel spacers production, and they are customized for almost all vehicle models and range from 5mm spacers to 70mm spacers to meet all needs in the market. For every model, they have a specific bolt pattern and hub bore. BONOSS Defender 90 wheel spacers are CNC-machined keeping the process tolerance under 0.02mm, which ensures the accuracy of size. Moreover, BONOSS spacers can fit better than other brand spacers because of the multi-stage and hub-centric. You might have be told by some Youtubers that you should buy hub-centric and staged wheel spacers.
But why? A lug-centric spacer can not hold the hub firmly. Put them on the hub, they can shake and move. Driving with them, you can hear the noise and feel the vibration. It is a sign of danger! You at least need hub-centric wheel spacers in your cars to hold the hub and maintain the balance when wheels rotate. Considering the chamfers and stages in all hub bores and wheel bores, it is recommended to use multi-stage spacers which are carefully made to fit the shape of the hub bore and wheel bore.
BONOSS Defender 90 wheel spacers are high-quality and high-performance spacers. The spacers and paired bolts are made from high-strength material. The spacers are forged 7075-T6 aluminum alloy which have 74,000-78,000 psi (510-538 MPa) tensile strength and 63,000-69,000 psi (434-476 MPa) yield strength. Some cast and poor spacers can break but BONOSS spacers will not. You can do a simple experiment: hit the BONOSS spacer with a cast one, and the result is obvious. The cast spacer is knocked out of the gap, while BONOSS spacer is still new.
BONOSS Defender 90 wheel spacers are remarkable not only for the quality and fitment, but the unique designs which are listed as active cooling grooves, disassembly grooves, knurl cross patterns, and anodized black coating. Among them, the active cooling grooves are the only globally patented design. These grooves are designed based on aerodynamics to reduce thermal decay and improve brake response. The function has been practically verified.