If you own a Maserati Levante, you might have wondered how to make it look more aggressive and sporty. One of the easiest and most effective ways to do that is to install Maserati Levante wheel spacers. Wheel spacers are metal discs that fit between the wheel hub and the wheel, pushing the wheel outwards and creating a wider stance. This not only improves the appearance of your Levante, but also enhances its handling, stability, and cornering performance.
But how do you know which size wheel spacers to choose for your Levante? There are many factors to consider, such as the wheel size, the offset, the bolt pattern, the hub bore, and the fender clearance. In this post, we will guide you through the process of selecting the right wheel spacers for your Levante.
BONOSS Maserati Levante Wheel spacers have several benefits for your car, such as:
Appearance: make your Levante look more muscular and attractive by filling up the wheel arches and reducing the gap between the wheels and the fenders. They also allow you to use larger or wider wheels and tires that would otherwise rub against the suspension or the body.
Handling: increase the track width of your Levante, which means the distance between the left and right wheels. This improves lateral stability and reduces the body roll when cornering. It also distributes the weight more evenly across the four wheels, enhancing the grip and traction.
Convenience: easy to install and uninstall. You install a spacer just the same as swapping a wheel. There are disassembly grooves designed to easily dismount the spacers in the side of BONOSS Maserati wheel spacers. Normally, when the wheel spacers are used for some time, you may find that the wheel spacers and the brake disc are sticking. Disassembly grooves work here.
Help braking: boost the cooling efficiency and reduce brake thermal decay. After a certain number of brakes in the car’s braking system, the temperature of the brake pads rises and after exceeding a certain working temperature, the braking effect of the braking system will get worse and worse. There are heat dissipation grooves behind the spacers that can handle these issues.
How to measure for Maserati Levante wheel spacers?
Before you buy wheel spacers for your Levante, you need to measure some dimensions to ensure proper fitment. Here are the steps to follow:
Wheel size: You need to know the diameter, width, and offset of your wheels. The diameter is measured in inches from one end of the rim to the other. The width is measured in inches from the inner edge of the rim to the outer edge. The offset is measured in millimeters from the centerline of the wheel to the mounting surface. You can find these numbers on your wheels or in your owner’s manual.
Bolt pattern: You need to know the number and spacing of the bolts that secure your wheels to the hub. The bolt pattern is expressed as two numbers separated by a “x”. The first number is the number of bolts, and the second number is the diameter of a circle that passes through all the bolts. For example, a 5×114.3 bolt pattern means there are five bolts spaced 114.3 mm apart on a circle.
Hub bore: You need to know the diameter of the hole in the center of your hub that matches with the hole in the center of your wheel. The hub bore is measured in millimeters and ensures a snug fit between your wheel and hub. You can measure it with a caliper or a ruler.
Fender clearance: You need to know how much space you have between your wheels and fenders. The fender clearance is measured in millimeters and determines how far you can push your wheels outwards without rubbing or scraping. You can measure it by turning your steering wheel to full lock and using a straight edge or a ruler to measure from the edge of the wheel to the edge of the fender. You should do this for both the front and rear wheels.
Once you have measured all the dimensions, you can use a simple formula to calculate the size of the wheel spacers you need. The formula is:
Wheel spacer size = (current offset – desired offset) / 2
The desired offset is the offset you want your wheels to have after installing the wheel spacers. The current offset is the offset your wheels have before installing the wheel spacers. The wheel spacer size is the thickness of the wheel spacers you need in millimeters.
For example, if your current wheels have a diameter of 20 inches, a width of 9 inches, and an offset of 35 mm, and you want to achieve an offset of 25 mm, you can use the formula as follows:
Wheel spacer size = (35 – 25) / 2 Wheel spacer size = 5 mm
Alternatively, you can use an online wheel spacer calculator to find out the size of the wheel spacers you need. You just need to enter your current and desired wheel dimensions and it will tell you the size and type of the wheel spacers you need.
What are the types of Maserati Levante wheel spacers?
There are two main types of wheel spacers: slip-on and bolt-on.
- Slip-on wheel spacers: These are the most common and simple type of wheel spacers. They are metal discs that slip over the existing studs or bolts on your hub and create a new mounting surface for your wheels. They are secured by using longer lug nuts or bolts that thread into your hub. Slip-on wheel spacers are usually thinner than bolt-on wheel spacers and range from 3 mm to 25 mm in thickness.
- Bolt-on wheel spacers: These are more complex and secure type of wheel spacers. They are metal discs that bolt onto your hub using a separate set of studs or bolts that come with them. They create a new set of studs or bolts for your wheels to mount on. Bolt-on wheel spacers are usually thicker than slip-on wheel spacers and range from 25 mm to 50 mm in thickness.
The type of wheel spacers you choose depends on your preference and needs. Slip-on wheel spacers are easier to install and cheaper than bolt-on wheel spacers, but they may not be compatible with some wheels or hubs. Bolt-on wheel spacers are more stable and durable than slip-on wheel spacers, but they may require more modifications or adjustments to your wheels or hubs.
Wheel spacers are a great way to improve the appearance and performance of your Maserati Levante. They can make your Levante look more aggressive and sporty by pushing your wheels outwards and filling up the wheel arches. They can also enhance your Levante’s handling, stability, and cornering performance by increasing its track width and helping to brake.