When it comes to a big brake kit, wheel spacers will be very useful for protecting the rims from being damaged. A big brake kit is a complete kit that allows you to upgrade your car’s brake system. The rotor and caliper in a big brake kit are bigger than what came with the stock brakes. This means you need more wheel backspacing. In other words, you need proper wheel spacers that can create more clearance between the brake rotors and the wheels.
Safety is always a top priority, and if you’re going to make sure any part of your car is safe, always stick to quality wheel spacers. To figure out what size wheel spacers you need, it is necessary to measure wheel clearance to see if your brake calipers will fit. Simply apply a ruler in millimeters to measure the amount of space between the back of the wheel spokes and the brake caliper.
What Wheel Spacers Will Fit?
There are several factors that determine which wheel spacers you need to clear big brake problems. The first thing to consider is your wheel’s offset. Generally, the issue arises when a car has a higher offset. A higher offset means that the wheel is pulled into the wheel and arches more. Lower offset wheels have more spoke clearance or a deeper concave which makes it easier for bigger brake calipers to clear. That is where wheel spacers come into play.
Wheel spacers are components that reduce wheel offset. Simply put, a 15mm wheel spacer will reduce the 15mm offset, and the wheel will be pushed out 15mm. The lower the offset is, the more your wheel will stick out which is also good for creating a sportier and more aggressive stance. At this point, if your wheel’s design doesn’t have enough room to fit big brakes, wheel spacers will completely solve your problem.
Active Cooling Wheel Spacers for Rims
BONOSS active cooling wheel spacers are designed with heat dissipation grooves to make brake cooling better. The heat dissipation grooves behind the spacers are boosting the cooling efficiency, reducing brake thermal decay, and improving road safety. Distributed in petal shape, these grooves allow the external cold air to flow continuously inside the wheel spacer when it rotates. The air takes away the heat, so it achieves the purpose of actively dissipating heat for the braking system.
In addition, the side knurling design eliminates internal stress and enlarges the cooling area which is good for the active cooling effect. BONOSS forged aluminum active cooling wheel spacers are set to boost the whole driving experience. Since aluminum alloy has good thermal conductivity, the aluminum wheel spacers will dissipate brake heat better. It’s true that most aluminum wheel spacers are well designed to offer better venting. These active cooling wheel spacers are exactly good for rims or brakes.