Installing wheel spacers is a common modification method for your Subaru Forester, while safety should not be neglected. Proper installation is paramount to ensuring the safety of your vehicle.
Selection of wheel spacers
Choosing any part for your Subaru Forester without major experience and knowing how to relate to the subject is an extremely bad idea—especially when it comes to wheels and wheel parts. We have four factors here to select a high-quality one: Hardness, Durability, and Customization.
- Hardness and durability. In most cases, genuine products of aerospace grade 7075-T6 and 6061-T6 meet the requirements. 7075-T6 suffices off-road and summit racing for its excellent features. But if you ride on the road, 6061-T6 could be a good choice for the price.
- It is best to customize the wheel spacers for special vehicles because the wheel spacers’ thickness and hub-bore diameter applicable to each vehicle are different.
Wheel spacers installing
The installation is very simple. Use the jack to jack up the wheel on the side of the rear wheel, and then remove the wheel. Clean the rust on the brake disc and put the wheel spacer on, put the wheels back on. But some problems like vibration with wheel spacers are when they are installed incorrectly, and we mark the precautions you should know here.
- Use the right-angle ruler to measure the horizontal distance from the hub to the finder. You can use this to determine the thickness of the spacer you want if you ensure the balance of the body.
- Impact wrenches are NOT recommended for installing adapters, due to the possibility of under or over-tightened.
- When reversing the screw nuts of wheel spacers, if the brake disc is turned, someone needs to step on the brakes.
- Different wheel spacers and screw bolts require different torque, please adjust according to the requirements of the manufacturer.
- There are some vehicle, whose stock stubs need to be shortened when installing, as far as the stock studs can be put in the groove on the hub and prepare the length for reinforcement.
- After installation, turn the wheels to the left and right to confirm whether you will encounter the fender and lining.
- Retorque all lug nuts on the vehicle after the first 25 miles. Wheels, spacers, and adapters should be retorqued every 5,000 miles. This is very important to ensure safety.
Ultimately, I wish you all possess a safe and marvelous car by installing the wheel spacers.
If you want to get high-quality wheel spacers, welcome to consult us. BONOSS focuses on high-performance wheel spacers, which are customized for most vehicle models and distinguished by patented designs of forged active cooling and lightweight. BONOSS Subaru Forester wheel spacers are forged aluminum alloys, made from aerospace grade 7075-T6 or 6061-T6 and are capable to upgrade your car safely at a cost-effective price.