Hub-centric wheel spacers are better. Because they help to make the wheel connection firm and stable. Most lug-centric spacers are manufactured with a large center hole so that they can fit a wide range of vehicles. However, if the spacers cannot fully contact the vehicle hubs, the wheels are easily off-center after the first impact. Therefore, vibration occurs. The hub-centric wheel spacers are equipment used to help hold the wheel perfectly centered both during installation and road use.

While using hub-centric wheel spacers can help in reducing minor vibrations, proper installation and torque sequence are required to correctly secure the wheels in place. To ensure safety, you have to torque every single wheel bolt for your vehicle. Only if they are properly tightened to the correct spec will these wheel spacers work well.

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What Hub-centric Wheel Spacers Do I Need?

Generally, hub-centric wheel spacers are machined with center rings in the middle. These hub-centric rings fit perfectly the axle and the space inside the center bore of the wheel. Before choosing a set of hub-centric wheel spacers, you should care about these two contact faces: one is the interface between the spacer and the wheel hub of the car, and the other is the interface between the spacer and the wheel. In short, knowing the center bore diameters of both vehicle hubs and wheels is important.

To measure the center bore, measure from one side of the center hole to the opposite side. If the hub bore of a spacer is different from the vehicle wheel bore, even they are the same bolt pattern, they won’t match. Reputable manufacturers make adjustments to the hub-centric wheel spacers according to the actual vehicle hub design. In this case, some hubcentric wheel spacers are machined with a chamfer on the interface of the hub-centric lip. BONOSS hub-centric wheel spacers are designed with better multi-stage hub-centric lips. The hub-centric metal ring is machined to be multi-layers, the bevels fit the corresponding hub flange, which eliminates any possible gaps.

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Can I Convert Center Bore With Hub-centric Wheel Spacers?

Hub-centric wheel spacers are capable to transform lug-centric wheels into hub-centric ones. To achieve this purpose, the hub side of the spacer is machined to fit the OEM vehicle hub and the other side is made to a different center bore size to fit aftermarket wheels. For example, if you want to convert a 66.5mm center bore to 72.5mm, 66.5 to 72.5 wheel adapters will be the solution. Then, the hub-centric wheel spacer becomes an extension of your vehicle hub, letting you vastly expand the number of available wheel options.

Although conversion hub-centric wheel spacers solve fitment issues easily and quickly, depending on different vehicles, the perfect size can be different. If you can not find the right conversion spacers on the market, then you may turn to look for a custom service. BONOSS custom department is here to help. Aftermarket wheel upgrades from manufacturers such as Work, BBS, Rays, Enkei, HRE, Fuel, Vossen, OZ, and others are able to be easily fitted with BONOSS custom wheel spacers. Even the thread sizes can be customized to your exact request on all wheel spacers. For details, please give us a call.

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