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What Are The Pros and Cons of Wheel Spacers?

[fusion_dropcap color=”#EDC657″ text_color=”” boxed=”no” boxed_radius=”” class=”” id=””]D[/fusion_dropcap]istortions in the offset or other suspension clearance issues make a wheel modification not ideal. These cases call upon the wheel spacers to be installed. The wheel spacers are bolt on the studs or holes of the wheel hub assembly and in return attach the wheels to them. The main function and purpose of the wheel spacer are to create the desired space between the vehicle hub and wheels. The wheel spacers safety largely depends on their quality, fitting, and installation. In case of low quality, improper fitting, and incorrect installation, problems can arise while driving. So, the wheel spacers installation must exactly match the wheel assembly and rim hub holes, and they come along with several lug studs that provide safety and security to the wheels. The studs can also be called bolts as they fit through the spacers. Are wheel spacers good or bad? Now let’s talk about:

Pros of Wheel Spacers

  • Providing a Flush Appearance of theVehicle
  • Allowing Safe Use of Aftermarket Wheels and Tires
  • Clearing the Clearance Issues for Big Brake Calipers
  • Completing Widebody Kits Upgrades
  • Improving the Resistant Ability to Rollover
  • Changing Bolt Pattern and Center Bore
  • Transforming Lug Centric Wheels to Hub Centric Wheels

Cons of Wheel Spacers

  • Low-quality Wheel Spacers Can Cause Failure
  • Lug Centric Wheel Spacers Can Cause Vibration
  • If You Don’t Install Them Correctly, Wheels May Fall Off
  • Too Much Wheel Spacers Decrease Ride Quality
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Are wheel spacers good or bad? This is not the main question, the main determining factor that decides the wheel spacers’ pros and cons are their quality, fitting, and installation. If you purchase low-quality spacers and install them improperly for a vehicle, a serious problem will arise while driving. Spacers have existed for multiple decades, and as long as they are high quality and installed correctly, there is very little opportunity for failure. They have always been used widely, even within the highest level of racing events. People tend to be sensationalized on the internet, especially because they don’t want to admit that they have made mistakes in tightening the lug nuts or purchased cheap low-quality spacers. Therefore, properly installed high-quality wheel spacers are perfectly safe.

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Bolt-on Wheel Spacers

Bolt-on spacers are bolted to the existing studs with the provided lug nuts and then using your stock lug nuts to secure the wheel on the new studs pressed into the spacer.

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Slip-on Wheel Spacers

Slip-on wheel spacers slide over your existing wheel studs. They are installed between the hub assembly and the wheel. If you need less than 15mm, we recommend these.


Custom Wheel Adapters

Wheel adapters can change the bolt pattern and center bore to allow you to mount various wheels. If you intend to convert PCD, then wheel adapters will be an effective solution.

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