There are several factors that determine what sizes of Subaru wheel spacers are the best for your Forester SUV. The first thing to consider is the bolt pattern. The most common lug pattern sizes that are used by Subaru cars are 5x100mm and 5×114.3 mm. In general, older models use the 5×100 wheels and the newer models would use the 5×114.3 wheels. If the Subaru wheel spacers do not match the hub’s PCD, then you won’t be able to install them correctly.
Different sizes of Subaru wheel spacers allow you to control how far the wheels can be pushed out. For every vehicle, there is a “safe thickness” which avoids any potential rubbing issues. Take a straight edge to measure the gap to see how much space is available. Repeat this on the front and rear wheels. Then, you get the perfect size of the Subaru Forester wheel spacers you require. If the result is 15mm, then 15mm Subaru 5×100 spacers (or 5×114.3 spacers) are best for your Forester SUV.
How Big Subaru Wheel Spacers Are Best for Forester Offset Rims?
These Subaru wheel spacers are components that reduce wheel offset. Simply put, a 15mm wheel spacer will reduce the 15mm offset, and the wheel will be pushed out 15mm. The lower the offset is, the more your wheel will stick out. Getting the wheels widened with Subaru Forester spacers is a common practice that most drivers will do. The wheels on the same axle are further apart, which contributes to better stability and rollover resistance when turning.
Brand manufacturers will make Subaru wheel spacers specifically for your Forester. BONOSS has manufactured Subaru Forester tire spacers for more than 10 years. There are 15mm to 70mm Subaru aftermarket spacers in BONOSS stock and ready to ship. In addition, BONOSS manufactures a huge range of custom Subaru wheel spacers to fit a massive variety of different rims and tires. Such wheel spacers are good for creating a more aggressive stance.
Do I Need A Pair of Subaru Forester Wheel Spacers?
Most dealers sell Subaru wheel spacers in pairs. This is because the same two spacers keep the wheels looking equally spaced in the wheel wells. When you are changing the size of the wheels, the overall diameter of the tire and wheel assembly must remain the same to keep the proper settings. Therefore, if one front wheel needs a spacer, it would make sense that the other front wheel on the opposite side would also need it (assuming the rims and tires are the same).
Always stick to reputable Subaru wheel spacers, there will be no problems. Additionally, the tensile strength is an important property of Forester wheel spacers to determine their mechanical performance. The tensile strength of a BONOSS forged 7075-T6 Subaru spacer is about 572 MPa. The higher the tensile strength, the more tensile stress that the wheel spacers can withstand before failure. Therefore, BONOSS Subaru wheel spacers are safer and better.