Can Subaru Legacy wheel spacers damage the wheel bearing?
By William|2023-04-13T09:54:37+00:00April 13th, 2023|Blog|
Subaru Legacy wheel spacers do not damage the wheel bearing. Adding wheel spacers onto the stock mounting hub is the same as replacing wheels with less backspacing. It is all hearsay that wheel spacers damage the wheel bearing. Wheel spacers are common add-on accessories to move the wheel farther out by increasing the distance between the hub assembly and the wheel. When wanting a better offset, wheel spacers are the go-to which is relatively cheaper than new wheels. And sometimes it is troublesome to seek wheels with fairish offset.
Why Subaru Legacy wheel spacers do not damage the wheel bearing?
There are two lines that wheel spacers may affect the wheel bearing—extending the leverage on the wheel bearing and increasing the load. When changing to a less-backspacing wheel or mounting wheel spacers, the leverage is extended inevitably. But the benefits of better fitment outweigh the slight extra wear. The load issue can be largely ignored if you purchase quality wheel spacers comprised of forged aluminum alloy. The aluminum wheel spacer is far lighter than the steel one and will not damage the wheel bearing.
Some wheel spacers may look the same when you browse eBay or Amazon. How to tell the difference? You should select hub-centric wheel spacers; they should be forged aluminum alloy made from aerospace grade 6061-T6 or 7075-T6. Some cheap wheel spacers falsely claim that they are quality but easy to break. The best way is to buy a brand verified by SGS and TUV which are global authoritative certification bodies. BONOSS Subaru Legacy wheel spacers are certificated over 66 SGS and TÜV test reports and provide a 10-year warranty. Besides, compared to other quality wheel spacers, BONOSS Subaru Legacy wheel spacers are price-friendly and cost-effective.