The Ford Bronco Sport wheel spacers have widely used as a cost-effective practice among many outdoor enthusiasts. They are designed for adding more backspacing while providing a sporty look. Keeping the backspacing correct allows enough room for your suspension, brake, and steering systems to operate without interference from the big wheels and tires. A positive offset creates more backspace, while a negative offset reduces backspace. But an excessive positive offset will cause the inner edge of your rims and tires to rub against the suspension components when your vehicle takes a U-turn. With various thickness Ford Bronco Sport wheel spacers, you are able to control how far out your wheels can be. They can also improve the look of your ride by moving the wheels out to be flush with the fender wells. Choosing a set of good Ford Bronco Sport spacers brings many benefits for your vehicle. There are a few things that can help you quickly find out which Bronco Sport spacers you need. (Above photos from https://www.ford.com/bronco/)
These are bolt-on Ford Bronco Sport wheel spacers that are bolted to the existing studs with the provided lug nuts and then using your stock lug nuts to secure the wheel on the new studs pressed into the spacer. This ensures you can fully engage the lug nuts. You don’t have to change to longer wheel studs. Like the slip-on Bronco Sport spacers, these will move your wheels out, but they normally come in thicker sizes. The adapter style is more functional in that they can be built to bolt pattern conversions, such as 6 lugs to 5 lugs, 6×5.5″ to 5×5.5″, 6×139.7 to 5×108, and others. Generally, they are regarded as being somewhat safer than the slip-on style, because they fully engage the lug nuts. The same precautions still useful, but you’ll need to check the torque of two sets of lug nuts, one set holding your Bronco Sport spacer to the hub assembly, and the other set holding the wheel to the spacer. it is a good idea to double-check whether all Bronco Sport lug nuts are tightened to the manufacturer’s specification with a properly calibrated torque wrench. It is always a great idea to regularly inspect torque specs before and after each trip, regardless if you have spacers or not.
Proper Thickness of Ford Bronco Sport Wheel Spacers
A quick glance at the various spacers on the market reveals that thicknesses vary from about 1/8″ all the way up to 2″ or more. If you have added offset aftermarket wheels, make sure you have Ford Bronco Sport spacers of the proper thickness to correct the wrong offset. Preparing two rulers, take one ruler in each hand, set one flat against the inner fender lip hanging down as straight as possible. Measure the distance from the tire or rim edge to the hanging ruler. This distance is the amount of room you have till you would have contact. You will want to get a Ford Bronco Sport spacer smaller than this number. Presuming that you had clearance issues at the brake, you want to add only enough thickness to clear the caliper. Then the thickness depends on the increased height of the caliper. If it is the ET/offset issues, then the thickness depends on the change amount, for example, your stock wheels’ ET is 55, you would like to install an ET 85 wheel, then you need 30mm thick spacers to correct the wrong offset.