Sometimes people don’t like to cut any stock studs for Subaru Forester wheel spacers. The good news is, yes, there are two situations in which you don’t have to trim wheel studs for spacers. Take a look at the inside of your wheels and make sure the mounting plate has pockets machines into it and isn’t solid. Then measure the cavity in your wheels to check out how much it will allow for the stud to go past the spacer’s outer surface.
Giving an example, if the depth of the wheel pocket is 12mm, and the OEM studs pass your Subaru Forester wheel spacers about 10mm, then you can install these spacers without cutting any stock vehicle studs. Even if the cavity is not deep enough, changing to thicker Subaru Forester wheel spacers will be OK. Wider tire spacers will recess all the lugs in it, so you don’t need to trim any studs.
Can I Change Studs to Fit Subaru Forester Wheel Spacers?
If your wheels are lacking pockets or a flat surface, changing to proper aftermarket wheel studs is another solution. It is a normal operation for those who would like to install slip-on Subaru Forester wheel spacers. The most important premise is to ensure that there is enough thread engagement. For example, if the thread is M12x1.25, then you need at least 12mm thread length for lug nuts to lock the Subaru Forester wheel spacers in place safely.
Besides, stronger strength ensures your studs don’t break easily. BONOSS Subaru Forester wheel studs are ISO Grade 12.9 (higher strength than the OEM ones are) and are strong enough to bear more force. For most vehicles, using more than 1-inch Subaru Forester wheel spacers will not have such a predicament whether your wheels have pockets or not. But they may be too large for your mid-size SUV. It is highly recommended to process this according to the wheel structure and the advice of the experts.
Do Cutting Studs for Subaru Forester Wheel Spacers Cause Vibration?
As long as you can turn the lug nuts more than 10 times to tighten the Subaru Forester wheel spacers, it will be okay. Always remember to use a correct calibrated torque wrench to torque each wheel lug nut in a crisscross sequence. This ensures each lug is forced evenly. BONOSS bolt-on Subaru Forester wheel spacers come with ISO Grade 12.9 wheel studs and ISO Grade 10 lug nuts. Such wheel lugs won’t fail easily when facing road bumps and impact loads.
Professional mechanics will suggest adding proper Subaru Forester wheel spacers because it directly influences a vehicle’s driving dynamics. As long as you set up everything well, spacers do not hurt ride quality. Conversely, they make the ride quality better by widening the track. For a perfect suitable installation, BONOSS Subaru Forester wheel spacers come with specific hub-centric rings for specific vehicle styles. This provides a stable connection between the axle and the wheel. Since there is no significant extra force, the effects of spacers on the bearing are within the safety standards.