The OEM offset often determines the size of Subaru Forester wheel spacers, and BONOSS recommends different thicknesses for different customers. A flush stance is desirable for customers looking for an outstanding appearance. Wheel spacers with thicknesses ranging from 20mm to 40mm can help move the wheels to the appropriate position, aligning them with the fender without interfering with steering.
On the other hand, wheel spacers with thicknesses of 2 inches or more are preferred for customers looking for off-road capabilities, as they can significantly improve off-road performance.
For customers who want to convert their bolt pattern, the minimum recommended thickness for Subaru Forester wheel spacers is 20mm. A thickness of 20mm ensures that there is enough space for wheel studs and bolt holes for customization and conversion. If you want to know more about the maximum safe thickness of Subaru Forester wheel spacers, you can continue reading below.
What Is the Common Thickness of Subaru Forester Wheel Spacers?
By checking the vehicle’s user manual or referring to professional vehicle data websites, you can easily find the OEM offset of your vehicle. A positive offset is still an option, but adjusting the overall balance of the vehicle after installing Subaru Forester wheel spacers can help improve overall performance.
Taking the 2022 and later versions of the Forester as an example, their OEM offset ranges from +46-50. As an SUV, the chassis strength allows using 1-inch and 2-inch Subaru Forester wheel spacers, making the maximum safe thickness for Forester wheel spacers around 2 inches.
Customers often choose wheel spacers with thicknesses ranging from 20mm to 30mm for their Subaru Forester. Considering Subaru’s bolt-on structure, 20mm is the minimum thickness for wheel spacers, as smaller thicknesses would require slip-on and wheel stud replacements, which can be more challenging for customers. Additionally, measuring the clearance between the fender and the wheel hub will help you choose the appropriate thickness for Subaru Forester wheel spacers.
Using a square ruler, measure the distance between the fender and the wheel hub. If you want the tires to be flush with the fender, the measurement result will be the recommended flush distance by BONOSS. Most customers may have different measurements for the front and rear wheels. The final positioning of the wheels will be determined after installing Subaru Forester wheel spacers and moving the vehicle.
Why Are 2-inch Subaru Forester Wheel Spacers Used Off-road?
2-inch Subaru Forester wheel spacers are a common aftermarket accessory in the modification list of many off-road enthusiasts, as they can help accommodate larger off-road tires. These tires often have different tread patterns and higher friction to assist vehicles in navigating through complex road conditions. However, the change in tire size can result in insufficient clearance in the wheel well and cause handling issues such as friction during steering.
Another reason why customers choose to use 2-inch Subaru Forester wheel spacers is to accommodate larger wheel hubs. Universal wheel hubs often need to match the bolt pattern of multiple vehicle models, and this is where wheel spacers come in handy to convert the wheel hub data.
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