If you are looking for a way to improve the appearance, handling, and performance of your Subaru Impreza, you may want to consider installing wheel spacers on your car. Wheel spacers are devices that fit between the wheel hub and the wheel, creating a gap that pushes the wheel outward. This can give your car a more aggressive and sporty look, as well as enhance its stability, traction, and cornering ability.
However, choosing the right size of wheel spacers for your Subaru Impreza is not as simple as it may seem. There are many factors that you need to consider, such as the wheel gap, the bolt pattern, the thickness, the width, the material, and the quality of the wheel spacers. In this post, we will guide you through 2 aspects and help you find the best wheel spacers for your car.
How to Measure the Wheel Gap and the Bolt Pattern for Subaru Impreza wheel spacers
The first step to choosing the right size of wheel spacers is to measure the wheel gap and the bolt pattern of your Subaru Impreza. The wheel gap is the distance between the edge of the wheel and the fender. The bolt pattern is the arrangement of the lug holes on the wheel hub that match with the studs on the axle.
To measure the wheel gap, you will need a ruler or a tape measure. Park your car on a level surface and make sure that the wheels are aligned straight. Then, measure the distance from the edge of the wheel to the fender at several points around the circumference of the wheel. The smallest measurement is your wheel gap.
To measure the bolt pattern, you will need a caliper or a ruler. Remove one of your wheels and place it face down on a flat surface. Then, measure the diameter of the circle that passes through the center of each lug hole. This is your bolt circle diameter (BCD). Next, count how many lug holes there are on your wheel hub. This is your number of bolts (N). Your bolt pattern is expressed as N x BCD. For example, if you have 5 lug holes and a BCD of 100 mm, your bolt pattern is 5 x 100.
How to Determine the Thickness of Subaru Impreza Wheel Spacers
The next step to choosing the right size of wheel spacers is to determine the thickness of the wheel spacers you need. The thickness is how much space you want to create between the wheel hub and the wheel. To determine the thickness of the wheel spacers you need, if you desire a flush fender, you can simply measure the gap between the wheel and fender. If you aim to obtain a better offset, you can measure the offset and choose half of the offset as the spacer thickness. If your brake caliper or other opponents interfere with the wheel, you can measure the clearance to adjust the spacer thickness.
Which Subaru Impreza wheel spacers are best?
BONOSS Subaru Impreza wheel spacers are made from high-quality materials that are strong, lightweight, and corrosion-resistant. They are made from either 6061-T6 or 7075-T6 aluminum alloy, which are widely used in aerospace applications for their strength-to-weight ratio and durability. Their performances have been tested and certified by professional organizations such as SGS and TUV, which ensure their quality and safety. They meet or exceed the standards of the original equipment manufacturer, which ensure their compatibility, durability, and reliability.
They are globally patented for various advanced designs. For instance, the heat dissipation grooves behind the spacers are devised to boost the cooling efficiency and reduce brake thermal decay. Especially when the wheel rotates fast, the air in the grooves flows quicker to aid cooling. They also have a multi-stage hub-centric design that ensures a snug fit between the hub and the wheel spacer, eliminating any gaps or misalignments. This prevents any vibrations or noises when driving at high speeds or over bumps.