Wheel Spacers Tips — BONOSS
How to Measure the Wheel Hub Height and Wheel Bevel?
[fusion_dropcap color=”#EDC657″ text_color=”” boxed=”no” boxed_radius=”” class=”” id=””]A[/fusion_dropcap]hubcnetric wheel spacer comes with a hub-centric lip as a transition point. The inside face of the lip matches the hub protrusion perfectly and the outside face of the lip fits the mounting face of the wheel snugly. So that the spacer will fit over the hub protrusion as well as the wheel. Sometimes the protrusion may stick out the hub centric lip of the spacer by a few millimeters. In this case, the hubcentric lip of the spacers will rub against the wheel mounting plate. Then you need to change to wheel spacers with thinner hub-centric lips. Depending on the design of the spacer it may have a “maximum hub height” that the spacer is able to fit over. Every vehicle is different, that is why knowing the vehicle hub height is important before purchasing a hubcentric wheel spacer.
Simple Ways to Measure Wheel Hub Height
The wheel hub on a vehicle means the central rotating part that holds the wheel in place. Generally, there is a protrusion from the center area of the wheel hub, which is used to center the wheel. The diameter of this protrusion is called “wheel center bore”. The length of the extended part is called “wheel hub height”. This height of centric flange is critical to check whether the spacers fit your vehicle. In order to know the wheel hub height, measure the length of the protrusion with a caliper in millimeters, then write the result down. You may get 8 mm.
Do I Need Hubcentric Wheel Spacers?
Some thinner and lighter wheel spacers (like 3mm, 5mm spacers) may not come with hubcentric lips. Without a hub-centric lip, there is no problem with the center bore chamfer interference. But the wheel hub height still plays an important role in the spacer fitment. Assuming your wheel hub height is 8mm, if you add a 3mm spacer, the remaining hub height that contacts the wheel will be 5mm (8 – 3 = 5). If you add 5mm spacers, then there will leave a 3mm hub height of contact. The less hub height that supports the wheel, the higher risk that the wheel gets a vibration. Since these spacers are flat, if the wheel bevel wide enough, there will be a gap. Some fierce impact may push the wheel off of the hubcentric band, which will also result in vibrations. In these cases fitting a 3-8mm spacer needs a very careful calculation. However, things can be easily solved if you contact our tech staff.