Actually, wheel spacers are not easy to break. Quality and installation are two important factors that keep spacers safe and working well. There are a lot of brands and dealers selling wheel spacers in the market. For people (and vehicles) that are spending a lot of time on dirt, off-roading, or have a number of adventurous ideas for their ride, using top-quality car upgrading accessories is the priority.
Top-quality wheel spacers will undergo a series of safety tests before leaving the factory such as impact resistance, tensile strength, and hardness. Impact resistance is the ability to absorb the shock from an accident without causing any damage. Tensile strength refers to the amount of load or stress that a spacer can handle before it stretches and breaks. Simply put, the higher the impact resistance and tensile strength, the safer the wheel spacers are.
How to Install Wheel Spacers Properly?
Apart from getting a good set of wheel spacers, a correct installation process is critical. If you have adequate mechanical skills, you can do things on your own. In the process, simply remove the entire wheels to get spacers installed, and then remount the wheels on top of the spacers. But any time you work on the wheels of a car, you must be incredibly careful and make sure everything is retightened to the correct torque specification.
Properly torquing wheel bolts is critical to ensuring wheel assembly rides smoothly, forces evenly, and performs as expected. A good torque wrench allows you to tighten wheel spacers to a specified torque by giving you tactile, visual, or auditory feedback when you’ve reached the target setting. Start threading the hardware by hand, then use the torque wrench to tighten wheel bolts in a crisscross sequence. Don’t trust an impact gun can settle everything down.
How to Keep Wheel Spacers from Rusting?
Even if you have installed wheel spacers according to every standard step, due to metal chemical reactions, your spacer may get rusting over time. For long-term tightening, it is important to keep the wheel spacers away from rusting or corroding. Aluminum alloys are good in corrosion resistance and rust-proof. Wheel spacers made of aluminum alloys are no different. They are resistant to rust and corrosion, unlike their steel counterparts.
To further improve the corrosion resistance and appearance of the spacers, BONOSS aluminum wheel spacers are excellent candidates for black hard coat anodizing. A proper hard anodizing coating ensures complete protection against corrosion. The oxide layer that follows the anodizing process offers excellent protection. The black dye not only brings a premium appearance but also tends to be more lightfast. This means that the coatings will not fade easily.