No, wheel spacers will not slow your car down. People think that spacers make your car slower because they add more weight. However, with the development of modern manufacturing technology, quality wheel spacers are made as light as possible while maintaining high strength. The added weight can be negligible. This means wheel spacers don’t negatively affect the acceleration, mpg, or high-speed performance.
Apart from the weight, aerodynamics is another important factor that affects the speed. A wide-body kit makes your car perform better as well as provides a more attractive appearance. But if the fenders become wider, the stock wheels will sit deeper in the arches. Nobody wants the car to look like there’s a huge hole in the fender. By moving the wheels outwards, wheel spacers are helpful to complete your wide-body design.
Are Wheel Spacers Safe at High Speed?
The key to keeping wheel spacers safe at high speed is to use hub-centric spacers and torque them correctly. Hub-centric wheel spacers come with precise hub-centric rings to ensure that your wheels are properly centered and fastened. These will eliminate any potential vibrations. Hence, they are considered to be safer. So, if you would like to add wheel spacers, make sure they are hub-centric.
Even if the wheel spacers are hub-centric, the wrong installation process can reduce vehicle stability. Correct operations keep the spacers secure on the wheel hub safely. After setting the torque wrench to the correct specification, tighten the wheel bolts in a star pattern, smoothly applying force until the wrench clicks, but no further. This ensures every bolt is forced evenly. Done properly, wheel spacers are just safe as many aftermarket wheels.
Are BONOSS Wheel Spacers Lightweight?
BONOSS forged aluminum wheel spacers are perfect for performance improvement and appealing look enhancement. On average, for two pieces of equal volume, aluminum wheel spacers can be three times lighter than steel ones. Due to continuous tons of pressure, the resulting wheel spacers have a very high weight-to-strength ratio. As a result, BONOSS wheel spacers are much strong with much less weight. Lighter spacers will perform better in most conditions.
The 7075-T6 aluminum is the preferred choice for the aerospace, marine, and transportation industries, where low weight and high-stress resistance are crucial factors. It’s worth noting that compared to other aluminum alloys, in the same volume, its weight is relatively lower. In addition, thanks to a good thermal conductivity characteristic, the BONOSS aluminum wheel spacers will dissipate brake heat better. This is exactly good for rims or brakes.