Installing Hummer EV wheel spacers becomes common practice for various reasons. If you have done it properly, they will provide a distinct look that brings the appearance of your truck to a whole new level. Simply speaking, they are components that attach to your Hummer EV’s wheel studs, the wheel is installed on the spacers, so the tires sit farther out from your vehicle hub. By creating this additional space, they help improve the stability, greatly enhance the corner performance, prevent your wheels and tires from rubbing against wheel well liners, shock absorbers, brakes, or other suspension components. Besides, as the track is widened, your GMC Hummer EV gets a better visual effect. You can safely put spacers on the front or rear axles, but your choice will be down to the model of truck you have and the size of the wheels you’re using. (Above pictures from https://www.gmc.com/electric/hummer-ev)
What Kind of Hummer EV Wheel Spacers Do I Need?
There are two main types of Hummer EV wheel spacers that exist on the market: hub-centric and lug-centric. Hub-centric wheel spacers are designed with a hub-centric lip which is piloted by the center bore of the vehicle hub. With the hub-centric lip, the original axle hub structure is retained. This doesn’t change the way of securing the wheels, meaning no additional force. Besides, BONOSS hub-centric spacers are CNC machining, precision at 0.02mm, which make the hub-centric lip more precise, perfect fit the wheel hub, safer and provides a smoother installing experience than those roughly designed spacers. Lug-centric spacers would mean they are centered only by the lug nuts. Your Hummer EV would need hub-centric wheel spacers to create a strong hub-spacer-wheel connection, which effectively reduces vibration. Spacers have existed around for multiple decades in the off-roading trucks community, and as long as they are high-quality and installed correctly, they are totally safe to use. After installing your Hummer EV spacers, it is always a good idea to double-check whether all lug nuts are tightened to the manufacturer’s specification with a properly calibrated torque wrench.