What does a Mercedes GLE wheel spacer do? Here is an answer from the owner of this Mercedes-Benz GLE – for appearance and performance enhancement. Wheel spacers bring your rims and tires outwards so that they can flush with the fender line, giving your GLE an excellent stance. Many car manufacturers will leave a certain amount of fender space for tire chains. And most track racing cars would make use of every millimeter of the wheel arches space available in their design for the highest performance and the best exteriors. A wider wheel track means better traction, hence increasing body control experience. With spacers, you can fill the gap in your fenders and get a more aggressive look! (Thanks to the owner for supporting.)
Do these Mercedes GLE wheel spacers affect the turning radius? Installing GLE 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. In addition, the resistance to rollover enhances when the wheels of the vehicle are moved outwards from the OEM wheel assembly. The grip of the vehicle is also strengthened when the wheel track increases. As a result, when your GLE moves in rough weather or unfavorable driving conditions even then, it does not lose its grip on the road. With the improvement of the traction, the comfort level of handling the vehicle improves a lot. The Mercedes GLE wheel spacers assist vehicle owners in making custom wheel adjustments. On the other hand, if wheel spacers are not installed, it may result in inappropriate adjustments to the components of your Mercedes-Benz GLE.
How Thick Mercedes-Benz GLE Wheel Spacers Do I Need?
Pushing the wheels outwards to an ideal position increases the distance between the left and right wheels. A wider wheel track offers better traction, leading to more stability and better handling performance for your Mercedes-Benz GLE. We recommend you do the necessary groundwork to measure and determine what size you will ultimately need as every vehicle are different and may require different sized spacers. The normal method is that: use a straight edge such as a 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 GLE spacer you will need to achieve the look that flushes or nearly flushes with the fender. Too thin, you will still have wheel/caliper interference. Too thick, and your tires will hit the fenders. For this Mercedes-Benz GLE GLE, front/rear 12mm(≈1/2″) is perfect fitting.
How to Install GLE Wheel Spacers Safely?
The GLE wheel spacers need to be installed correctly, and they also must be properly torqued to manufacturer-recommended torque specs. This means making sure the spacer, wheel, and hub are secured enough to where they don’t get loosen. Untightened lug bolts (the clamping force is not enough) or overtightened lug bolts (the wheel bolt has been stretched past its tensile strength limit, so the clamping force has gone away) will cause most lug bolt failures. Find a suitable balance in the level of tightness and the wheel bolt will remain strong, providing the greatest possible force to lock the wheel to the hub. This ensures the wheel spacers safe.
Where to Buy Wheel Spacers for Mercedes-Benz GLE?
BONOSS has 3mm-25mm Mercedes-Benz GLE wheel spacers 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 5×120 wheel adapters, 5 lug to 6 lug adapters, 5×112 to 5×130 adapter).
The Mercedes GLE extended wheel bolts are made of forged JIS SCM44o high-strength steel, which features many desirable properties. The wheel studs have achieved ISO standard grade 12.9, tensile strength≥1,220Mpa, ultimate tensile load≥152,000N, hardness (HV)≥395, NSS≥500H… 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, feel free to contact our tech staff.
BONOSS Mercedes-Benz GLE 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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