What exactly do LC300 wheel spacers do? Are LC300 wheel spacers really safe? How to choose wheel spacers for my Toyota LC300? These topics are becoming hot as the coming of the new generation Land Cruiser 300 Series. Installing LC300 wheel spacers helps to increase the distance between the left wheels and the right wheels, hence increasing the traction. This is effective when your Landcruiser 300 is driven in bad weather or when crawling rocks. In addition, the resistance to rollover enhances when the wheels are moved outwards from the wheel assembly. The grip of the Toyota LC300 is also strengthened when the wheel track increases. As a result, when the vehicle moves in rough weather or unfavorable driving conditions even then, it does not lose its grip on the road. With the improvement of the traction, the comfort level of handling your 300 Series Landcruiser improves a lot. (Above picture from https://www.toyota.com/landcruiser/)
When you are ready to level up your off-roading Land Cruiser 300 Series, it is a good chance to upgrade your wheels and tires. Bigger wheels provide better cornering and more stability for your LC300, but they also need more clearance from rubbing the inside of the wheel well and the outer fenders. When the wheel mounting plate is closer to the outside, this is called a positive offset. An excessive positive offset negatively affects your LC300’s handling, making it potentially dangerous to drive. BONOSS LC300 wheel spacers are an easy way of creating the desired space to correct the offset by pushing the wheels away from the Land Cruiser hub assembly. This added spacing is necessary for keeping those larger tires for your Toyota LC300 from crashing into the fenders and suspension when operating a full turn. Wheel spacers result to be cost-effective when used in the installation of wider wheels. This also saves the cost of buying a set of new custom aftermarket wheels.
Although upgrading your Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series to big brake kits will provide a significant performance increase, they may not always fit the stock or aftermarket wheels. In order to accommodate the larger size of performance brake kits, your stock or aftermarket wheels often require the installation of LC300 wheel spacers. BONOSS Toyota Land Cruiser Wheel spacers are used to create necessary distance on the inner portion of the wheel for clearance problems with bigger brake kits. By pushing out the wheels, you can gain the ideal amount of clearance for larger brakes instead of rubbing against it when mounting back the wheel. Besides, they can also increase the body control experience, offering better corner performance.
A not ideal clearance between the wheels and wide fenders calls upon the LC300 wheel spacers to be installed. After your finest Toyota LC300 body kits upgrades, you may find that there is a “big hole” lies between the wheels and fenders. This is because the widened fenders make the LC300 stock wheels look more inset in the suspension. Generally, widebody builds include the upgrades of larger-size wheels and bigger brake kits. This is to make the wheels more flush the wide fenders, which gives your 300 Series Land Cruiser unique style and make it possible to stand out among the general mass by customization. Installing LC300 wheel spacers is one of the easiest and most cost-effective options to get flush the fender line. Honestly, filled wheel arches properly really make your Toyota LC300 look really wonderful. This also allows you to add larger wheels and larger brake kits, which is a great safety upgrade especially if you plan to take your widebody Land Cruiser 300 Series onto off-roading events.
LC300 Hub Centric Wheel Spacers
Many Toyota Land Crusier off-road enthusiasts use wheel spacers to widen the track width and gain stability while rock crawling or dune bashing. There are a lot of options you’ll find with Toyota LC300 wheel spacers, but they are mainly classified as hub-centric spacers and lug-centric spacers. We recommend hub-centric spacers rather than lug-centric spacers. Most of the disadvantages that people associate with Land Cruiser wheel spacers are actually blamed to lug centric spacers. Due to the lug-centric design, there is a certain gap between the hub assembly and the wheel, which means that the Landcruiser wheel is centered by the lug studs rather than by the hub assembly. Without a firm contact, lacking the hub’s support, the studs play the role of bearing the road impacts. Some fierce impacts are strong enough to deform the studs, making the wheel no longer concentric with the hub, resulting in vibrations. Even worse, it may damage the wheel’s center bore.
In contrast, LC300 hub-centric spacers offer a better system of support and stability. They are designed to make a snug connection between the wheel and hub assembly, ensuring the vehicle hub carries the weight of the car instead of the studs. This allows the Landcruiser wheels are truly central to the hub assembly, meaning reducing high-speed vibrations through the wheels, reducing the force on the wheel studs, improving service life range. They also come with CB conversion functions, which make the aftermarket rims and tires perfectly installed on your Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series. After choosing the right LC300 spacers, you will still need to make sure to tighten everything in the right place. Anytime you change the stance of your wheels, you should get your wheel alignment checked before taking off down the road.