This article will share two key points: wheel spacers hub-centric and daily driving. we will not describe too much about installing wheel spacers here. When you need to buy and install a qualified set of wheel spacers, the wheel spacers you should choose as well as hub centric. Daily driving is different from motorsports, this article will share some of the wheel spacers whether they are suitable for daily driving and how they can positively or negatively affect daily driving.
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What Are Wheel Spacers?
Wheel spacers are parts that are attached between the hub and the wheel and serve to expand the space between the hub and the wheel, pushing the wheel outward to gain more space and prevent the wheel and tire from rubbing against the wheel well liner, brakes, or other suspension components. wheel spacers are generally fixed by lug bolts or lug nuts, in addition to the hub centric, which is a special design considered necessary. The hub-centric is the central ring of the wheel spacers, which is a protruding circle with a certain curvature when viewed from the front of the wheel spacers, and a concave ring with a certain curvature when viewed from the back of the wheel spacers. The BONOSS wheel spacers are designed with multi-stage hub centric.
Why do Wheel Spacers have hub centric?
The hub assembly projection of modern models, including the Honda Accord, is perfectly coincidental with the recessed portion of the wheel hub, and when the hub is mounted on the vehicle, the hub centric sits directly outside the center spacer of the brake drum or rotor. This means that the outer bead of the wheel is concentric with the wheel bearing, which produces a better-balanced wheel and tire assembly. While installing wheel spacers means adding a part between the wheel center hole and the hub assembly, and requires the inner and outer sides to coincide with the contact surface, wheel spacers without hub-centric can only rely on lug bolts or lug nuts to hold them in place. The wheel spacers without hub-centric can only rely on lug bolts or lug nuts for fixation.
Multi-stage design is not only for Honda Accord but also for all models on the market, for example, Porsche’s multi-finger hub assembly design requires a specific hub centric for fixing, BONOSS sells wheel spacers through actual measurement to design special wheel spacers, Honda Accord’s recommended wheel spacers are as follows.
Wheel Spacers originated from intense motorsports, by widening the track to obtain higher speed and stable cornering, reduce the vehicle due to high-speed cornering generated by the lateral grip in addition to tire friction is also related to the track, and in the transition to daily driving, it is clear that we will pursue safety and the comfort of the rider. In daily city driving, wheel spacers will play a certain role in improving the sense of control for more curves, and a positive scrub radius will give feedback to the driver for a more stable sense of control, while on the highway, a wider track also has a clear help for the crosswind area, and the use of wheel spacers should be discussed in a reasonable range. Part of the excessive exaggeration of the thickness of wheel spacers will not help the vehicle to improve performance but will endanger your life safety.