Sure, you absolutely need a torque wrench for wheel spacers. Properly torquing wheel bolts is critical to ensuring wheel assembly rides smoothly, forces evenly, and performs as expected. While you’re eager to get those first miles on your brand-new wheel spacers and tires, confirming the installation is done correctly is necessary. Don’t trust an impact gun can settle everything down.
Because it is hard for an impact gun to ensure each wheel bolt is evenly tightened with the same torque. A torque wrench is always the best tool to fasten wheel spacers. Make sure that the bolt threads are clean and dry with no oil, or grease. Don’t apply lubrication to the wheel’s hardware. Start threading the hardware by hand, then use the torque wrench to tighten wheel bolts in a crisscross sequence.
What Kind of Torque Wrench Should I Use for Wheel Spacers?
A good torque wrench allows you to tighten wheel spacers to a specified torque by giving you tactile, visual, or auditory feedback when you’ve reached the target setting. This is important. Once the torque value is not accurate, trouble occurs. Too loose, you risk losing a wheel while driving. Too tight, you may not be able to remove these bolts. Generally, a click-style torque wrench with a replaceable socket is optimal for wheel spacers and good for most other automotive applications.
Attach each lug bolt by hand, and then use a click-style manual torque wrench to tighten until you hear the ‘click’ sound that indicates you’ve reached the right amount of torque. The most common sequence is to torque in a ‘star’ pattern on 5-lug wheel spacers. Pick one lug bolt to tighten, and then move diagonally across until each lug has been tightened. This way allows for the most accurate application of tightening force.
Can I Put Wheel Spacers on Stock Wheels?
Wheel spacers are available for both stock and aftermarket wheels. They push the wheels outwards a little bit which increases the inner wheel clearance. This allows for adapting bigger aftermarket wheels. If you use wheel spacers on stock wheels, by bringing the tires flushed with the fenders, they make the car look personalized and sporty. Besides, as the track width increases, the resistance to rollover enhances. You will experience better handling with the stock wheels.
For those who intend to improve the performance and appearance of their cars with a small budget, BONOSS wheel spacers will be a perfect option. Due to actual measurement and vehicle-specific design, each BONOSS spacer is made according to your vehicle’s specifications. The middle hub-centric metal ring is machined to be multi-layers, the bevels contact the corresponding hub flange, which eliminates any possible gaps. This is helpful to keep the wheels stable and balanced.