Installing wheel spacers won’t affect camber settings. Spacers just increase the track width which contributes to more stability and better rollover resistance. If you have set it up well before, your camber will not change at the spindle after adding wheel spacers. In other words, without significant suspension parts changes, like replacing the coilovers and lowering the car body, wheel spacers won’t alter your camber, alignment, or toe at all.
Due to increased track width, wheel spacers will obviously improve the handling. Moving the wheels outward increases the grip. Even if you don’t change the tires, you will experience better handling of curves and swerving. If you like a smoother, more comfortable ride, adding wheel spacers is one of the easiest ways to improve your car’s ride quality. Done properly, you will never have problems with camber.
Will Wheel Spacers Help with Camber?
By fixing tire rubbing problems, wheel spacers are helpful in camber adjustment. When stationary, the tire maintains a static camber angle, whereas when the car is cornering, due to camber changes, your tires may hit the inner fender flares. In order to counteract this issue and have the greatest advantages of your camber setting, you need proper wheel spacers to create more inner wheel clearance.
For anyone seriously considering the performance potential of their cars, heat dissipation is something that should not be overlooked. BONOSS active cooling wheel spacers are designed with heat dissipation grooves to make brake cooling better. When rotating, these grooves allow the air to flow between the spacers and brake rotors. The air takes away the heat, so it achieves the purpose of actively dissipating heat for the braking system.
What Size Wheel Spacers Do I Need for Camber?
Minute camber adjustments with wheel spacers can make a standard car significantly more aggressive and attractive. As we’ve learned, when considering suspension adjustments, it’s important to take into account your suspension design. With the help of wheel spacers, you are free of tire rubbing issues. But more importantly, use a straightedge to determine what sizes of spacers are appropriate for your camber setting.
As a rule of thumb, the perfect size wheel spacers will eventually get your wheels flush nicely with the fenders. Take a straight edge and place it against the outermost part of the rim/tire, then measure from the outside wheel to the fender line. If the value is about 25mm, you can install 1-inch wheel spacers. Adding spacers is similar to changing to lower-offset rims. If you use quality ones and install them correctly, the spacers themselves don’t cause any problems.