When swapping to a larger brake caliper for a better braking effect, you may meet the issue that the wheel rubs against the brake caliper. The stock caliper is designed to fit the space to the wheel. If replaced with a bigger one, you need some actions to refit it. Most people opt for Subaru WRX STI wheel spacers to increase the distance between the brake caliper and the wheel. Never polish the brake caliper, it is not a good deal.
Brake calipers are the components that squeeze the brake pads against the brake rotors, creating friction and slowing down the vehicle. Larger brake calipers can provide more braking power and performance, as they can apply more force and dissipate more heat. However, larger brake calipers also require more space and clearance to fit on the vehicle. This is where wheel spacers come in.
Wheel spacers are devices that fit between the wheel and the hub of a vehicle, increasing the distance between the wheel and the axle. They are often used to improve the appearance of a car, giving it a more aggressive stance and filling out the wheel arches. But they can also be used to accommodate larger brake calipers, by creating more room between the wheel and the brake components. But do you really need wheel spacers for larger brake calipers? The answer depends on several factors, such as the size and type of your wheels, tires, and brake calipers, as well as your personal preference and budget.
Why BONOSS Subaru WRX STI wheel spacers are better for your brake caliper?
When you upgrade your vehicle to get a responsive brake by swapping to a larger brake caliper or your original caliper fails because of long-term thermal decay and misuse. Adding BONOSS Subaru WRX STI wheel spacers onto your vehicle will meet and even over your requirement. BONOSS forged aluminum alloy wheel spacers are famous for their active cooling structure, which effectively helps relieve heat decay, protects your brake caliper, and prolongs your brake caliper life. This design is originally created by BONOSS and has been patented in America and Europe. It is most prior active cooling structure worldwide.
The active cooling structure is the heat dissipation grooves behind the spacers which can boost the cooling efficiency and reduce brake thermal decay—after a certain number of brakes in the car’s braking system, the temperature of the brake pads rises and after exceeding a certain working temperature, the braking effect of the braking system will get worse and worse. In original tires, no space is rest for air circulation to confine the temperature. BONOSS wheel spacers design heat dissipation grooves to reduce brake thermal decay.
The benefits of Subaru WRX STI wheel spacers for larger brake calipers
One of the main benefits of wheel spacers for larger brake calipers is that they allow you to use your existing wheels and tires, without having to buy new ones that are compatible with your upgraded brakes. This can save you money and hassle, as well as preserve the original look and feel of your car. Subaru WRX STI Wheel spacers can also help you avoid rubbing issues between your wheels, tires, and brake components, by creating more clearance and preventing contact.
Another benefit of wheel spacers for larger brake calipers is that they can improve the handling and stability of your car, by increasing the track width and offset of your wheels. This can reduce the body roll and improve the cornering grip of your car, as well as distribute the weight more evenly across the tires. Subaru WRX STI wheel spacers can also enhance the appearance of your car, by giving it a wider and more aggressive stance.
To illustrate the benefits of wheel spacers for larger brake calipers, let’s look at an example of a car that uses them.
One example is the Subaru WRX STI, which is a high-performance sedan that comes with large Brembo brake calipers as standard. These brake calipers provide excellent stopping power and fade resistance, but they also require more space and clearance to fit on the car. To accommodate them, the WRX STI uses 15 mm wheel spacers on the front and rear wheels, which create more room between the wheels and the brakes. The wheel spacers also increase the track width and offset of the car, giving it a wider and more aggressive stance.
Wheel spacers can be a useful solution for fitting larger brake calipers on your car, as they can allow you to use your existing wheels and tires, avoid rubbing issues, improve handling and stability, and enhance appearance. However, wheel spacers should be used with caution and care, and only after consulting with a professional mechanic or tuner who can advise on the best size and type of wheel spacers for your car.
Wheel spacers are not only a necessity for larger brake calipers but also a preference and trade-off between aesthetics and performance. They can make your driving experience depending on how you use them and what you expect from them.