By caid4315|2023-10-10T09:37:59+00:00October 10th, 2023|Blog|
As long as there is enough thread length, you don’t need extended lugs for 3mm spacers. Only if the stud thread is long enough can the studs provide proper clamping force to keep these 3mm wheel spacers and wheels balanced. Normally, 3mm spacers will take up about 3mm thread length. It is highly recommended to ensure a minimum of 6 – 8 complete threads of engagement for the lug nuts or wheel bolts.
For an M12 wheel stud, you would need at least 12mm threads to ensure a safe engagement. Therefore, if your wheel studs are too short to ensure proper thread engagement, then you need longer wheel studs. If you’re buying them separately, buy them long enough to compensate for the reduced thread area caused by the spacers you choose. That is to say, if you get a 3mm spacer installed, the new wheel bolts should be 3mm longer than the OEM ones.
How to Torque 3mm Spacers Correctly?
Since most 3mm spacers are non-hubcentric, it is necessary to torque each wheel lug carefully and correctly. Start threading the hardware by hand, then use the torque wrench to tighten wheel lug nuts in a crisscross sequence. Using the manufacturer’s recommended torque helps guarantee that there isn’t either too much or too little pressure on the assemblies. A torque wrench is always the best tool to fasten spacers. As long as you use quality 3mm wheel spacers and install them properly, your vehicle will be fine for years without an issue.
All BONOSS forged lightweight plus 3mm wheel spacers undergo continuous tons of pressure to form. This process results in significantly stronger spacers than cast manufacturing because as the aluminum is pressed, the internal structure of the alloy becomes tighter. Besides, BONOSS forged lightweight plus 3mm spacers are made of top-quality forged 6061-T6 or 7075-T6 aluminum alloy. After continuous tons of pressure, the forging process eliminates internal voids/ gas pockets that weaken metal parts, maximizing fatigue resistance and increasing impact strength. It is worry-free to use such high-strength 3mm rim spacers.
Will 3mm Wheel Spacers Ruin Alignment?
Adding 3mm wheel spacers won’t ruin alignment as all the suspension components will still retain their basic geometric relationships with each other. So, you don’t need an alignment if you just install spacers. Consider the 3mm wheel spacers acting as the extension of the hub assembly, if properly set, they even do not affect tire wear, camber, toe, and caster. Make sure they are precise spacers.
Well-produced 3mm wheel spacers will fit your vehicle precisely. BONOSS forged lightweight plus 3mm wheel spacers are precisely machined. The precision is within 0.02mm tolerance. Precision directly affects wheel spacer quality, making them critical to performance. A wheel spacer with a high-quality surface is easier to sit flush up against the vehicle hub and wheel. These precise BONOSS forged lightweight plus 3mm wheel spacers are helpful to avoid excessive tire wear.