Porsche 944 wheel spacers are typically made of high-grade aluminum or steel and are designed to fit securely between the hub and the wheel. They are usually composed of a plate with bolt holes on both sides, which allows them to be bolted onto the vehicle hub and then have the wheel bolted onto them.
BONOSS provides Porsche 944 customers with wheel spacers made of forged 6061-T6 and 7075-T6 aluminum alloys, which have been tested and certified by professional SGS and TUV agencies for structural strength and meet the strength required for driving. Even many car manufacturers choose to use forged aluminum alloys as chassis. This shows that aluminum alloy is widely used in the automotive industry. The ultimate tensile strength of forged 6061-T6 aluminum alloy can reach 42,000-45,000 psi, indicating its performance against external stresses.
The thickness of the wheel spacer can vary depending on the desired effect. Typically, Porsche 944 wheel spacers range in thickness from 3mm to 25mm, although thicker spacers can also be obtained for certain applications. The thickness of the spacer determines how much the wheel is moved away from the hub, which affects the car’s handling and appearance.
Good quality Porsche 944 wheel spacers should precisely fit the hub and wheel without wobbling or playing. They should also be made of a material that is strong enough to withstand the forces generated during normal driving and should be able to handle the extra stress caused by the added distance between the hub and wheel. Additionally, the wheel studs or bolts should be able to engage the threads fully and have enough length to accommodate the extra distance created by the wheel spacer.
It’s important to choose the correct size and type of wheel spacer for the Porsche 944, considering the vehicle’s specific requirements and the desired outcome. Professional installation by an experienced mechanic is also recommended to ensure that the spacers are installed correctly and safely.
How to Install Porsche 944 Wheel Spacers Safely?
The Porsche 944 wheel spacers are installed in the same way as most European cars, because they use the same bolt-on construction. The only difference is whether you buy the slip-on or bolt-on wheel spacers. The slip-on type of Porsche 944 wheel spacers require longer bolts for installation, which are usually available from the vendor. The other type of bolt-on Porsche 944 wheel spacers have a corresponding number of wheel bolts to secure the wheel spacers to the hub because of their thickness, which is then secured by the vehicle’s stock wheel bolts.
Either way, the customer or a professional technician must lock all bolts with a torque wrench. 12.9 grade steel alloy bolts or extended bolts sold by BONOSS usually withstand higher torques and can be installed according to the recommended torque provided by BONOSS. It is also worth mentioning that diagonal mounting allows for secure bolt installation.
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