Mitsubishi Outlander is a popular SUV that offers a spacious interior, a smooth ride, and a versatile performance. However, some owners may want to customize their Outlander to improve its appearance, handling, or clearance. One of the easiest and most effective ways to do that is to install Mitsubishi Outlander wheel spacers.
How to choose the size of Mitsubishi Outlander wheel spacers?
But how do you choose the right size of wheel spacers for your Mitsubishi Outlander? There are several factors to consider, such as the bolt pattern, the hub bore, the thickness, and the compatibility with your wheels and tires. In this post, we will explain these factors and give you some tips on how to select the best wheel spacers for your Outlander.
The bolt pattern is the number and arrangement of bolts or studs that secure the wheel to the hub. It is usually expressed as two numbers separated by a “x”, such as 5×114.3. The first number indicates the number of bolts or studs, and the second number indicates the diameter of the circle that passes through their centers.
The bolt pattern of your wheel spacers must match the bolt pattern of your vehicle and your wheels. Otherwise, they will not fit properly and may cause vibration, noise, or damage. The bolt pattern of the Mitsubishi Outlander is 5×114.3 for all models from 2003 to 2021. Therefore, you need to look for wheel spacers that have a 5×114.3 bolt pattern as well.
The hub bore is the diameter of the center hole of the wheel or the wheel spacer. It is measured in millimeters and is usually indicated after the bolt pattern, such as 5×114.3-67.1. The hub bore of the wheel spacer should match the hub bore of the vehicle, which is the diameter of the protruding part of the hub that the wheel fits over.
The hub bore of the Mitsubishi Outlander is 67.1 mm for all models from 2003 to 2021. Therefore, you need to look for wheel spacers that have a 67.1 mm hub bore as well. This will ensure a snug and secure fit between the wheel spacer and the hub, and prevent any wobbling or rattling.
The thickness of the wheel spacer is the distance that it pushes the wheel outwards from the hub. It is measured in millimeters and is usually indicated after the hub bore, such as 5×114.3-67.1-20. The thickness of the wheel spacer determines how much it changes the offset and the track width of the vehicle.
The offset is the distance between the centerline of the wheel and the mounting surface of the hub. It is measured in millimeters and can be positive, negative, or zero. A positive offset means that the wheel is closer to the inside of the vehicle, while a negative offset means that the wheel is closer to the outside of the vehicle. A zero offset means that the wheel is aligned with the centerline of the hub.
For example, if you measure a gap of 25 mm between the edge of the wheel and the inner lip of the fender, you may want to choose a wheel spacer that is 20 mm thick. This will push the wheel outwards by 20 mm, reducing the offset by 20 mm and increasing the track width by 40 mm. This will create a more flush and balanced look, as well as a more responsive and stable feel.
BONOSS Mitsubishi Outlander wheel spacers are of perfect fitment for your SUV. Only multi-stage and accurately measured and processed spacers can announce that they can fit perfectly. BONOSS spacers are this type of spacers. Generic wheel spacers or rings are claimed to be of fitment. Nevertheless, if ignore the accuracy and the size and shape of the hub lugs and bore, how can they be fit? There are not only various sizes of the bolt pattern but also different chamfers and stages, some hub bores are even toothy. Every model should be elaborately designed. BONOSS multi-stage hub-centric wheel spacers are processed based on accurate measurements. The multi-stage lips are designed for the chamfers and stages on the hub.
If you mount BONOSS spacers onto your Outlander, you can find the feeling is so snug as of there is no space between the spacers and hub. Also, they might be too tight to dismount if they fit so perfectly. But there are dismount grooves on the corner of spacer and you can easily remove the spacers.
But will BONOSS Mitsubishi wheel spacers break or fail? The answer is nay. BONOSS spacers are made from high-strength lightweight materials. They are aerospace grade 7075-T6 forged aluminum alloy. Traditional steel spacers are so heavy to utilize on the wheel assembly. Forged aluminum alloy is far lighter and also provides ample strength. 7075-T6 AL is the most high-quality aluminum alloy to produce spacers until now. Beside, if you also worry about the bolts and nuts. It is unnecessary. BONOSS studs and nuts are respectively ISO grade 12.9 and ISO grade 10, which are authoritatively verified. Get BONOSSS Mitsubishi wheel spacers, you upgrade your SUV with safety!