Whether wheel spacers or offset rims are better really depends on your requirements. Both right spacers and offset wheels make sure your new wheel design has enough clearance on your vehicle so that nothing rubs up against the suspension, fenders, or brakes. In addition, choosing the correct components is important for driving experience and safety. When you have a proper wheel setup, you’ll have better handling and performance.
Simply put, wheel spacers are almost the same as low-offset rims. Both these items will make the tires protrude outwards more than the OEM set. At this point, you’ll eliminate any clearance issues, more importantly, there are the obvious aesthetic implications. The wheels are further away from the suspension, which gives your car a more muscular and aggressive look. If you cannot afford a set of low-offset wheels, then wheel spacers may be a better option.
How to Choose Wheel Spacers and Offset Rims?
Wheel spacers essentially subtract the offset. So, they only provide a similar effect as lower-offset rims. If you need a high-offset wheel style, then offset rims are better than spacers. Sometimes, wheel spacers are of importance to you. If changing wheel width, you have to consider new rims or proper spacers to make the offset correct. For those people who would like to keep the OEM rims, wheel spacers are the way to go.
Not everyone is a wheel expert. Sometimes it is inevitable that you get a set of wrong offset rims or second-hand wheels. Whatever it is, getting the wrong offset can actually interfere with the car’s braking and reduce its stability out on the road. In this case, wheel spacers are very useful to correct the offset. You don’t have to purchase another new offset rims. This saves much money and time for you.
Do Wheel Spacers or Offset Rims Need to Be Hub-centric?
Whether you get wheel spacers or offset rims, make sure they are hub-centric. Because hub-centric wheels and spacers ensure a firm wheel connection which makes the wheel better support the vehicle weight and resists impact loads on the road. In order to make the hub-centric spacers fit more snugly with the vehicle hub, 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 0.02mm machining precision guaranteed a high-quality surface. The higher the precision of the contact face, the better the wheel spacers will fit, thus, the safer your driving will be. This adds strength to the wheel combination, reduces the chance of vibration, and provides a better driving experience.