There are a few ways to stop wheel spacers from vibrating:
- Change to quality hub-centric spacers. Brand spacers are made to fit specific vehicles. They are strong enough to bear large force. So, they will not easily break or crack. And the hub-centric design ensures a stable wheel connection, which greatly reduces the risk of vibration;
- Take off the spacers, and carefully clean the hub mounting surfaces with rust remover. Then reinstall them. Any existed rust or debris will make your wheel spacers not sit properly and thus throw things off-balanced;
- Make sure you are using proper wheel bolts. Thread lengths and seat types are important. Too short or too long wheel bolts can’t secure the wheels properly. And bolts of wrong seat types will lead to vibration;
- Re-torque each wheel bolt to manufacturer-recommended torque specification (use a torque wrench instead of an impact gun);
What If Wheel Spacers Still Vibrate?
After these operations, your wheel spacers should not vibrate. However, if the vibration still exists, you may go further to check out the wheels. Remove the spacers and remount the wheels. Then drive for a few miles. If it is a spacer problem, then there should be no vibration at this time. Otherwise, it may be something wrong with the wheels:
- If the wheels were out of balance, then wheel spacers would be off-center, too. Once you replace the wheels and tires, we recommend an alignment after the installation. Alignment assures your tires meet the road at the correct angle, the wheels are pointing straight and your tires are centered in the wheel wells.
- It’s possible that the wheels didn’t seat correctly on the hubs. Check carefully whether the rims or tires are deformed. Even a slightly bending will cause a high-speed vibration.
- Drive on a smooth road. Because a bumpy road will also make the steering wheel vibrate.
Is It OK to Run Wheel Spacers in the Front or Rear Only?
Yes, that’s OK. You will have no issues running wheel spacers on the front or rear axles only. In fact, not all vehicles have the same track width. For some vehicles, the front wheels look good but the rear wheels stick in a little too far. If the clearance issues only occur on the rear wheels, then you can put wheel spacers on the rear only. This won’t cause vibration.
Many hub-centric wheel spacers mean the circle cutout is the same size as the vehicle hub. For a perfect suitable installation, BONOSS wheel spacers come with multi-stage hub-centric rings for specific vehicle styles. Thanks to actual measurement data from our professionals, each BONOSS spacer is vehicle-specific. This means they are made according to your vehicle specification, ensuring a safe wheel fitment. Using BONOSS multi-stage hub-centric wheel spacers, you are worry-free of vibration issues.