How to Choose Safe Wheel Spacers for Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 W206-(1)

With the exciting launch of the 2022 Mercedes C-Class W206, BONOSS keeps up with the market trend, designs, and manufactures high-quality wheel accessories (including wheel spacers, lug bolts, etc.) with advanced features and a stylish exterior. The new W206-generation C300 sedan boasts new MBUX infotainment tech and a fresh design. If you would like to get a more aggressive look, wheel spacers are your most effective and instant mod. But before purchasing, you should know these: bolt-on or slip-on spacers, thickness, material, mechanical performance, strength, precision, design, hub-centric or lug-centric, forging or casting…

Bolt-on Wheel Spacers or Slip-on Wheel Spacers

Installing wheel spacers offers many benefits to your vehicle. The most popular benefits include: enhanced handling, a better stance, a more aggressive look, increased wheel track, cleared the clearance issues of bigger brake calipers and inner fender and suspension clearance issues after mounting bigger wheels and tires. There are usually two types of spacers: One type simply slides into the hub and come with their own lug studs and nuts, they are named “bolt-on wheel spacers”, while the other type bolts to the vehicle hub with another set of extended wheel bolts, they are called “slip-on wheel spacers”.How to Choose Safe Wheel Spacers for Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 W206-(2)

European cars usually use wheel lug bolts to secure the wheels to the hubs. In this case, slip-on style wheel spacers will be your most suitable choice. To ensure a proper installation, you will also need to use new extended wheel bolts which are longer than the stock ones by the thickness of the wheel spacers. All BONOSS slip-on style wheel spacers are matching with extended lug bolts with appropriate length, seat type and thread to suit your specific vehicle. American and Asian cars typically use lug nuts to secure the wheels. Under these circumstances, you have two options. Your easiest solution is to go with bolt-on style wheel spacers that come with their own lug studs and nuts. The other solution is to use slip-on wheel spacers with longer wheel studs. However, the installation will be more difficult.

How thick do you need?

Pushing the wheels outwards to an ideal position increases the distance between the left and right wheels. A wider wheel track offers better traction, leading to more stability and better handling performance, but don’t go overboard here. We recommend you do the necessary groundwork to measure and determine what size you will ultimately need as every vehicle are different and may require different sized spacers. The normal method is that: use a straight edge such as a metal ruler, place the straight edge on the outermost part of the rims where the wheel comes closest to the fender (preferably the top), then, measure from the outside wheel to the straight edge. This distance is the size spacer you will need to achieve the look that flushes or nearly flushes with the fender. Too thin, you will still have wheel/caliper interference. Too thick, and your tires will hit the fenders. Use proper size of spacers not only ensure safety but also avoid breaking your local laws and regulations. Currently, BONOSS provides 15mm-110mm thickness wheel spacers to meet your needs.