In fact, wheel spacers themselves will not cause any vibration. No driver likes it when their wheels start shaking. Because this is a sure sign that there’s something going wrong with your vehicle, and it can also bring a bad driving experience. Waiting for the problem to take care of itself will only make things worse, so we strongly suggest that you take action as soon as possible when you notice that your wheels are shaking. The fitness of wheel spacers and the tightness of lug bolts are the two first factors you should focus on. If you make everything right, there should be no shaking issues.
Check If You Are Using Quality Hub-centric Wheel Spacers
Most wheel vibration problems are blamed on lug-centric wheel spacers. A lug-centric spacer means there is a big hole in the middle. The lug holes are also made larger to fit a variety of vehicles. Without a snug fit, these spacers are centered on the vehicle’s hubs only by wheel bolts. If you are using these cheap spacers, there is a high risk of wheel shaking.
In this case, well-produced hub-centric wheel spacers will be the easiest solution. A hub-centric wheel spacer comes with a hub-centric lip as a transition point. They are machined to your vehicle specification, which ensures perfect fitment. BONOSS wheel spacers are designed with better multi-stage hub-centric rings. The hub-centric metal ring is machined to be multi-layers, the bevels fit the corresponding hub flange, which eliminates any possible gaps. The hub-centric wheel spacers are equipment used to help hold the wheel perfectly centered both during installation and road use. Use quality wheel spacers, there will be less chance of vibrations.
Check If the Lug Bolts Are Correctly Torqued
Loosening wheel bolts are the most common factor that you might experience in a shaking wheel. If your wheel bolts are not tightened properly, they may loosen overtimes. The first thing to check in this situation is whether or not all of your wheel spacers are properly fastened. To test the loose wheel bolts, lift your vehicle and then hold one wheel with hands at the top and bottom of the wheel and then try to shake it. If the wheel moves easily, the wheel bolts may be loose.
In terms of that, put the torque wrench (set to proper torque) on a lug nut and then spin it to torque the loose lug bolts straightway. There should be no wheel shaking anymore. Always remember that a wrong torque spec will break the wheel bolts. So, knowing the correct torque value is essentially important. After driving approximately 50 to 100 miles, re-torquing all the wheel bolts should help you avoid wheel spacers shaking.