How to improve wheel
spacers safety?

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Since the wheels are the parts that bear the most stress (wear and tear) along with the bottom bracket, the quality of wheel spacers will be extremely important.

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Use quality products

Quality is a crucial part of
wheel spacers safety.

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Proper spacer size

What size of wheel spacers
you will ultimately need?

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Correct installation

Proper installation is paramount
to ensure spacers safety.

Wheel spacers are used to widen the track of cars, trucks, and SUVs. They are also widely used to fix backspacing and clearance issues. Properly spacing out your wheels makes sure that your tires fit in the wheel arches safely. Improperly spaced wheels can rub against your brake calipers, your shocks, or even your fenders, causing potential damage or even a crash. Drive with 10+ wheel spacers manufacturing experience, having witnessed countless successful cases, we have the confidence to say that as long as the spacers you buy are reputable and made of top quality material, wheel spacers are completely safe when installed correctly with care and patience. Anyway, a few things may help you improve the safety of wheel spacers:

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Make Sure They Are Hubcentric Wheel Spacers

  • Hub-centric wheel spacers are safer because they offer a better system of support and stability. While lug-centric spacers are lacking the hub’s support. Some fierce impacts are strong enough to deform the bolts, leading to vibration.
  • Hub-centric wheel spacers help reduce the high-speed vibration by filling the gap between the wheels and the vehicle hub. They are designed to ensure the hub carries the weight of the car instead of the lug bolts. Hence they provide a longer life service range than those lug-centric ones.

Use the Proper Amount of Spacers

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.

Don’t Hesitate to Use High-quality Spacers

Quality means everything in wheel spacers. While you may consider that a simple and cheap wheel spacer is “just enough to use”, the fact is, lower quality means lower safety. Never skimp on price and end up with unsafe low-quality spacers. The quality is always a huge deal when it comes to the components you add to your car. In the market, wheel spacers made from aircraft-grade (or higher) aluminum are the basis of quality spacers. When you find a reputable store, you’ll find that they use 6061-T6 or 7075-T6 billet aluminum as the material of spacers. This ensures strength, service range, and safety as well as high resistance to corrosion. If the store you’re buying from can’t confidently say that it uses aircraft-grade 6061-T6 or 7075-T6 billet aluminum, you should probably find the nearest exit. Although, many stores claim that they are selling 6061-T6 aluminum spacers, but they are not made by the forged process. In fact, they are cheap casting spacers. Forging, at any time, provides higher performance spacers than casting. It further enhances the hardness and toughness of the spacers. With the same material and cost, the strength and safety of forged spacers are far higher than casting ones.

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Bolt-on Wheel Spacers

Bolt-on spacers 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.

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Slip-on Wheel Spacers

Slip-on wheel spacers slide over your existing wheel studs. They are installed between the hub assembly and the wheel. If you need less than 15mm, we recommend these.

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