Wheel adapters (also called rims adapters, lug adapters, or PCD adapters) are designed to change bolt patterns, center bore diameters, and correct wheel offset in order to properly install wheels that are not specifically made for your car. Besides, large wheels and big brake kits can be mounted safely on your vehicle with the help of wheel adapters. The vehicles become more stable as the wheel adapter provides additional width for the wheel track. In this way, the weight of the vehicle is distributed on all the wheels equally which in turn improves the comfort of car handling. Aesthetically speaking, the vehicle that installs the wheel adapters get an aggressive and manly look due to the pushing outside of the wheels. The appearance gets a boost with the wheels flush with the fender line. This pushing out of the wheels also offers a better stance for your car.
How to install wheel adapters?
A wheel adapters install is easy work that has a good effect on your driving experience. They come with PCD conversion function (e.g., 6 lug to 5 lug adapter, 5×100 to 5×114.3 adapters). The hub side (that will fasten with the matching lugs) is made to vehicle hub specification and the wheel mounting side will have matching lug studs/nuts on it in the bolt pattern of given wheels. If you’re ready to install your wheel spacers, the instructions below will help you walk through each step:
- Loosen all the lug nuts/bolts, lift the car and slowly remove the wheel;
- Place the BONOSS Wheel Adapters on the hub and ensure that the adapter is firmly seated and flush against the hub.
- Tighten the adapter with the matching lug nuts/bolts to the OEM wheel hub to specific torque;
- Remounting the wheel, use the stock lug nuts/bolts to secure it;
- Repeat the above steps for the remaining wheels;
- It is a brief introduction, please check the detailed installation guides.
How safe are wheel adapters?
Wheel adapters are sandwiched between the assembly hub and wheel. The wheel lugs apply a clamping force to secure the spacer and wheel to the vehicle hub. When the lug nuts/bolts are properly tightened, the wheel lugs will stretch elastically (like very stiff springs) to keep everything in the right place. They have existed for multiple decades, and there is very little opportunity for wheel adapters failure. They have always been used widely, even within the highest level of racing events. The common myth is that wheel adapters wreck the physics of the wheels and wheel assembly. This is actually incorrect because installing a wheel adapter will not change these physics. We’ve seen them work successfully on race cars countless times, as long as you use high-quality adapters and install them properly, wheel adapters are just as safe as normal wheel changing.
Who sells wheel adapters near me？
BONOSS offers a huge range of wheel adapters to fit a massive variety of different vehicles. Manufactured by own factory, these wheel adapters are made by modern CNC 0.02mm tolerance machining to the highest possible quality and are fully over 66 SGS, TUV ISO standard test reports certificated. If you’re looking for an unusual thickness or need to fit custom wheels that won’t work with standard wheel spacers, look no further than BONOSS custom made wheel adapters. BONOSS offers non-normal thickness’s customized service, completed only in 1-3 days, 3mm-160mm thick, 130mm-350mm dimension is available, OEM/ODM is available. Common requests from our customers include PCD conversion, CB conversion adapters for aftermarket wheels (e.g., 5×4.5 to 5×5 wheel adapters, 8×6.5 to 8×180 adapters, 5×120 to 5×114.3 adapter), or other wheels that are not made for a given vehicle. And, if you meet any problem with the selection, we have a support team that consists of professionals ready to help.