Discovery 2 wheel spacers are components that are placed between the hub and the wheel of a vehicle, creating a distance that modifies the offset and expands the track width of the wheel. They are often applied to improve the appearance, handling, and performance of a vehicle, but they also have some disadvantages and risks that need to be weighed.
Discovery 2 wheel spacers before and after
One of the main motivations for using wheel spacers on their Discovery 2 is to upgrade the look of their vehicle. Wheel spacers can make the wheels appear more flush with the fenders, giving the vehicle a more aggressive and sporty look. Wheel spacers can also enable you to install larger tires than stock, which can enhance the off-road capabilities and aesthetics of your Discovery 2.
As you can see, wheel spacers can have a significant impact on how your Discovery 2 looks. However, appearance is not everything. Wheel spacers can also influence the handling, performance, and safety of your vehicle. Discovery 2.
Discovery 2 wheel spacers problems
Installing wheel spacers on your Discovery 2 can have some advantages, but you should also know the potential problems that they can cause. Some of these problems are:
- Your tires may touch the fenders, wheel wells, or suspension parts when you turn or flex your wheels. This is because wheel spacers make your wheels protrude more from the hub, which lowers their offset.
- Wheel spacers may be against the law in some places. You should consult with your local authorities before putting wheel spacers on your Discovery 2 to avoid any legal trouble.
Discovery 2 wheel spacers size guide
To determine the right size and thickness of the wheel spacer for your vehicle, you need to consider several factors, such as the width and offset of your wheel, the size and load rating of your tire, and the clearance and rubbing issues with your vehicle. Generally, you should aim for the thinnest wheel spacer that gives you the desired look and performance, as thicker wheel spacers can create more problems and stress for your vehicle. For Discovery 2, a common and recommended size of wheel spacer is 30mm, which increases the track width of your vehicle by 60mm.
This size is compatible with most stock and aftermarket wheels and tires, and does not require any modifications to your vehicle. However, you should always measure and test fit your wheel spacers before installing them, as different combinations of wheels and tires may need different sizes of wheel spacers. Here are some steps on how to measure and select the appropriate size of wheel spacers for your Discovery 2:
- Find the distance between the outer edge of the fender and the outer edge of the tire. This is the thickest wheel spacer you can use without touching.
- Find the distance between the nearest suspension or brake component and the inner edge of the tire. This is the thinnest wheel spacer you can use without interference.
- Choose a wheel spacer size that is within these two distances, preferably closer to the thinnest than the thickest.
- Try the wheel spacer on your vehicle and test for any rubbing or clearance issues. If there are any issues, change the size of the wheel spacer accordingly.
BONOSS Discovery 2 wheel spacers are worth running for the high quality and prior performance.
Active cooling grooves. Many vehicles experience thermal degradation after driving for a long time and at high speed. This affects the brake performance and the driving quality. BONOSS Discovery 2 have five curved grooves on the surface, based on aerodynamics principles. These grooves create space for air to flow and cool down the heat generated by the brake. This design has been proven to help with heat dissipation and brake response improvement.
BONOSS Discovery 2 wheel spacers are multi-stage hub-centric. A common hub-centric spacer consists of a lip ring in the center to fit the wheel. If you hold a BONOSS spacer in hand, you can see the lip ring is staged. There are stages and chamfers in most wheel bores and hub bores. Mounting common hub-centric spacers between them is not ‘hub-centric’ enough. To truly ‘hub-centric’ to the wheel and hub, a multi-stage spacer is designed for different car models to fit the chamfers and stages in the wheel bores and hub bores. Thus, these spacers can fit perfectly with the wheel and hub. The vibration and wobble will not gonna appear.
BONOSS Discovery 2 wheel spacers are stable and safe. They are made from aircraft 7075-T6 or 6061-T6 forged aluminum. Forged aluminum is far more stable and stronger than those cast spacers. Cast spacers are prone to breaking and are incapable to endure the weight of wheel and vehicle suspension. Some YouTubers have recorded them breaking a cast cheap spacer with a hammer. It is a nightmare that the wheels fly away when you are riding on the roads.