Wheel spacers are devices that increase the distance between the wheel and the hub of a vehicle. They are usually installed to improve the appearance, handling and stability of the vehicle by widening the track width and reducing the offset of the wheels. However, some Hyundai drivers may wonder if Hyundai Santa wheel spacers have any impact on the fuel economy of their vehicles. In this post, we will explore this question and provide some insights based on real cases and examples.
Do Hyundai Santa wheel spacers affect fuel economy?
To illustrate the effects of wheel spacers on fuel economy, we can look at some real cases and examples from different sources. One of them is a study conducted by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) in 2012, which tested the fuel consumption of a Hyundai Santa Fe with and without wheel spacers. The study used a dynamometer to simulate different driving conditions and measured the fuel consumption using a flow meter can reduce the need for braking and accelerating, which can save fuel.
The results showed that the wheel spacers had a negligible effect on the fuel consumption of the vehicle. The average fuel consumption for the vehicle without wheel spacers was 9.8 L/100 km, while the average fuel consumption for the vehicle with wheel spacers was 9.9 L/100 km. The difference was only 0.1 L/100 km, which is within the margin of error of the measurement method. The study concluded that wheel spacers do not have a significant impact on the fuel economy of a vehicle under normal driving conditions.
Another source that supports this finding is a blog post by a car enthusiast who installed wheel spacers on his Toyota Corolla and monitored his fuel consumption using an onboard computer. He reported that his average fuel consumption before installing the wheel spacers was 7.2 L/100 km, and his average fuel consumption after installing the wheel spacers was 7.3 L/100 km. He also noted that he did not notice any difference in the handling or performance of his car after adding the wheel spacers.
Which Hyundai Santa wheel spacers are best for fuel economy?
For fuel economy, light, stable and compatible wheel spacers are necessary. BONOSS Hyundai Santa wheel spacers are lightweight high-quality spacers.
BONOSS Hyundai Santa wheel spacers are made from forged aluminum. Unlike steel spacers, AL spacers are far lighter and cause less effect on fuel consumption. Moreover, BONOSS slip-on wheel spacers are lightweight spacers, whereon are hollowed to eliminate about 30% of the weight. They almost cause no effect on the car if you mount them in.
BONOSS Hyundai Santa wheel spacers have been verified by SGS and TUV and are forged aluminum alloy made from aerospace grade 6061-T6 or 7075-T6 hence feature desirable properties such as wear resistance, impact resistance, and high-temperature resistance, to ensure high material strength. In addition, BONOSS insists on independent measuring and mapping to provide extremely precise Hyundai Santa wheel spacers, particularly in the central hub to gain a perfect fitment.