Wheel spacers are safe for trailers so long as they are high-quality so that they can handle a large force without breaking. Make sure they are hub-centric. Because a hub-centric spacer can fit the vehicle hub and wheel perfectly, providing a firm and stable wheel connection. Then the weight of the vehicle is placed on the axle hub and not the wheel studs. This is important, especially when using wheel spacers on a car that’s used for towing/hauling.
In contrast, there are universal wheel spacers. A universal spacer comes with a big hub diameter which allows it to fit a variety of vehicles. However, it also creates a big gap between the hub and wheel. Lacking a snug connection, the vehicle weight is placed on the studs. Wheel studs are not designed to bear such stress. That is why many people get rid of universal wheel spacers in off-road cars, SUVs, or pickups.
Should Wheel Spacers be Used for Trailer Tires Rubbing?
Wheel spacers are very useful to prevent your trailer tires from rubbing. When you put a spacer on your car, it’s going to pull your tire farther out and away from the hub assembly. When pushing the wheels out, you get more inside rim space. As this space increases, you lower the risk of the tire rubbing the fender flares or suspension components when making turns or hitting bumps.
As long as the wheel spacers are fitted to the trailer properly, they will not cause tire wear issues. BONOSS offers a full line of wheel spacers to meet your needs, thickness from 3mm to 75mm. They are all black hard coat anodizing to avoid any rusting or corroding. Anodizing provides the surface with better abrasion resistance and flame resistance. These wheel spacers can maintain the high performance for long periods of time.
Why Do You Need Vehicle-specific Wheel Spacers?
Vehicle-specific wheel spacers are guaranteed to exactly match the specific specifications. They will fit your tires and vehicle’s hubs perfectly. The fitment and compatibility of vehicle-specific spacers provide a better ride for your vehicle. In other words, they are safer and more reliable. When you look at quality wheel spacers for trailers, understanding the basic factors is helpful to figure out what wheel spacers are specific to your vehicle.
These factors include bolt patterns, center bores, and thread sizes. Over 10 years of professional experience, countless times of actual measuring, drawing updates, size precision upgrades, and installation tests, BONOSS has built an independent database of each vehicle, and it’s still being updated continuously. Thanks to the unique database, BONOSS is able to make vehicle-specific wheel spacers with higher strength and better performance.