Whether it’s because you’ve added big tires or just desire to widen your car’s stance aesthetically, you’ve concluded that wheel spacers are the most cost-effective way to do the trick for you, and will solve your fitment dilemma. They are installed between your vehicle’s hub and wheel to push the wheel away from suspension components to prevent rubbing. This would also provide a wider track for your vehicle which can improve performance and make the aesthetics of the vehicle more aggressive.
Before shopping for your wheel spacers, there are some things that you will have to do. For example, the necessary groundwork to measure and determine what size of wheel spacers you will ultimately need. Since every vehicle will be different, you may require wheel spacers of different sizes.
The Key Factors Include:
- The bolt pattern (PCD) and center bore (CB) of your vehicle hub;
- The size and offset of the wheels;
- The distance from the outside edge of your tires or rims to the inner fender lip;
- The vehicle hub height and inner wheel bevel;
- The thread of your wheel studs or bolts.
In this article, we’ll go through in detail how to determine what size of wheel spacers you will need.
How To Measure the Bolt Pattern of My Vehicle?
The bolt pattern refers to the diameter of an imaginary circle formed by the centers of the wheel lugs. Different vehicles come with different types of bolt patterns on their wheels. If you ever need to buy new wheel spacers for your vehicle, you should know the bolt patterns. Simply, you can find them on some useful websites. However, it is better to do some measurements on your own. Common bolt patterns are of 4, 5, or 6 lug holes.