“She looks better,” after installing these 12mm Mercedes wheel spacers, the car owner said, “Simple but effective upgrades!” Wheel spacers bring your rims and tires outwards so that they can flush with the fender flares, giving your vehicle an excellent look. Through this function, they can create ideal space for solving the clearance issues of bigger brake calipers and suspension clearance issues after mounting bigger wheels and tires. In addition, they increase the distance between the left wheels and the right wheels, hence increasing the traction. With the improvement of the traction, your GLE W166 becomes more stable and the comfort level of handling improves a lot. They are also commonly used for improving overall beauty.
What Mercedes wheel spacers do I need? European cars usually use lug bolts to hold the wheels to the hubs. In this case, slip-on style wheel spacers will be your most suitable choice. The second thing is the thickness. It will vary depending on the individual model you’ve performed. If you have a straight edge metal ruler, place the straight edge on the outermost part of the rims where the wheel comes closest to the fender (preferably the top), then, measure from the outside wheel to the straight edge. This distance is the size spacer you will need to achieve the look that flushes or nearly flushes with the fender. To ensure a proper installation, you will also need to use new extended wheel bolts which are longer than the stock ones by the thickness of your W166 spacers. (Thanks WAD AUTO for providing these pics)
Do Wheel Spacers Affect the Turning Radius?
Installing Mercedes 5×112 wheel spacers helps increase the distance between the left wheels and the right wheels, hence increasing the track of the car. This will increase the turning radius a little but it also adds stability. Besides, the resistance to rollover enhances when the wheels of the vehicle are moved outwards from the hub assembly. The grip of the vehicle is also strengthened when the wheel track increases. As a result, when your Mercedes-Benz GLE moves in rough weather or unfavorable driving conditions even then, it does not lose its grip on the road. The comfort level of handling the vehicle improves a lot.
What Do Mercedes GLE Extended Wheel Bolts Do?
The extended wheel bolts of Mercedes-Benz W166 are designed with longer thread lengths to allow full thread penetration with wheel spacers or wider aftermarket rims of a different offset. High-quality lugs for ensuring safety. BONOSS Mercedes Extended Wheel Bolts applies JIS SCM440 high strength steel material, which provides extremely high performance. They are ISO Standard Grade 12.9 approved (most OEM studs or bolts are grade 10.9), which showcase good ductility and high-temperature stress resistance, structural stability, wear-resistance, impact resistance, and more advantages.
Where to Buy Wheel Spacers for Mercedes-Benz GLE W166?
BONOSS has 3mm-50mm Mercedes GLE wheel spacers 5×112 in stock. We also offer non-normal thickness’s customized service, completed only in 1-3 days, 3mm-160mm thick is available, OEM/ODM is available. Common requests from our customers include PCD conversion, CB conversion adapters for aftermarket wheels (e.g., 5×112 to 5×130 wheel adapters, 5×112 to 5×114.3 adapters, 5×112 to 5×120 wheel adapters).
BONOSS Mercedes M14x1.5 extended bolts are available to conical seats, ball seats, and flat seats (also called “mag” seats), etc. There may be differences in aftermarket wheels, so please take a check on your new wheel rims. If you would like a set of extended bolts, please ensure the seat type of the bolts is suitable for threading tightly. And, if you don’t know the proper length, you are welcomed to contact our tech staff freely.
BONOSS Mercedes 5×112 Wheel Spacers are 10 Years Worry-free Warranty, which is an excellent and cost-effective choice for wheel upgrades. Professional production experience and excellent product quality make us confident to provide a Super Long Warranty Service up to 10 years that far exceeds the period of most brands.
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