For those who would like to add lift kits with stock wheels, using wheel spacers is a good idea to go. As the wheels appear to be pushed out more than stock, wheel spacers make your vehicle look pretty and powerful. As the track width increases, you will experience better handling. Can I trust wheel spacers? You may have heard a few stories about wheel spacers. Someone claims that they are dangerous, someone claims that as long as you get everything set right, there will be no risks at all.
In fact, they are exactly safe if you get quality wheel spacers and installed them correctly. Many good brands and reputations out there. Buy genuine brand wheel spacers, there will be no quality issues. Get your spacers installed by a professional. Some people overlook critical installation steps, for example, leaving rust on the rotors, not rechecking torque initially. This will cause problems. It is always required to use a good torque wrench to safely secure the spacers.
Use Genuine Brand Wheel Spacers
There are many good reasons to use genuine wheel spacers. Genuine products often mean quality and safety. They are made of advanced machinery and undergo a series of safety tests before leaving the factory. That is why we always suggest genuine wheel spacers to customers. This is important if you don’t want to put your life at risk. Besides, genuine spacers are covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. Good quality is guaranteed to perform well and last for the life of the vehicle. They make it worth every penny you spend.
Generally, high-end brand manufacturers produce genuine wheel spacers for quality and durability. They have brand logos marked on the surface. Each BONOSS genuine wheel spacer is “BONOSS engraved”. You can find BONOSS logo marked on the surfaces. These spacers are made in BONOSS’s own factory, so the quality is well guaranteed. In addition, BONOSS takes the quality responsibility.
Properly Torqued the Wheel Spacers
Whether wheel spacers are safe or not often depends on how people install them. In short, get a good set of hub-centric spacers, and torque them down appropriately. You should be fine. But it is the torquing step that really matters. To ensure safety, you have to torque every single lug nut for your vehicle. Only if they are properly tightened to the correct spec will these wheel spacers work well.
It is hard to deny that an impact wrench tightens the lug nuts easily and quickly. However, it is also hard for an impact gun to ensure each lug nut is evenly tightened with the same torque. Over-torquing or under-torquing can be very dangerous. There is a high chance that the lug nuts will loosen and end up warping the brake rotors. At the final step, always apply a torque wrench to torque these wheel spacers to correct torque value. After driving for about 50 to 100 kilometers, re-torquing the lug nuts is a nice insurance measure.