1-inch wheel spacers are metal components that are installed between the brake rotor and wheels. They are designed to push your wheels out, hence widening your vehicle track. If you put 1-inch wheel spacers on each wheel, that adds a total of around 50.8mm track width. This is effective in reducing body roll and improving handling. Whether you are upsizing your wheels, installing bigger brake calipers, or simply making your car look better, they turn out the most cost-effective way to solve fitment issues.
The dimensions of 1-inch wheel spacers vary from 98mm to 130mm which allows for fitting different vehicles. Truly, vehicle-specific wheel spacers are considered to be safer and more reliable than those universal types. To verify the dimension, you need to measure the bolt pattern. In addition, a hub-centric 1-inch wheel spacer ensures the center ring fits perfectly the vehicle hub and wheel mounting flange. The center ring’s size can be machined from 56.1mm to 110mm, which is made to fit a specific vehicle. It functions as an extension of the hub to prevent wobble or vibrations. It is also necessary to verify the center bore.
Will 1-inch Wheel Spacers Cause Tire Rubbing?
As long as you have at least 25mm wheel gaps, mostly, there will be no issues when installing 1-inch wheel spacers. In fact, using wheel spacers of proper thickness will not cause any rubbing issues. By spacing the wheels further out, they can even prevent rubbing problems. To improve the appearance and performance, increasing the wheels and tires size has now become a common modification for a variety of vehicles. However, the original components like wheel well, fender, springs, struts, steering linkage, and tie rods have been set properly around the OEM wheels and tires.
Changing wheel and tire size will change the wheel offset, without proper wheel spacers, they are possible to rub against these close-proximity components. Even if the same size of the wheel or tire, changing the offset will make the tires’ position different, so that rubbing occurs. 1-inch wheel spacers will reduce 25mm offset, in turn, the rims will be pushed out about 25mm. This creates more wheel backspacing, which allows for safely installing bigger suspension parts.
What 1-inch Wheel Spacers Will Fit?
BONOSS 1-inch wheel spacers are modern CNC machined from high-strength forged 6061-T6 or 7075-T6 Billet Aluminum to exacting 0.02mm tolerances and then anodized in a durable black finish to prevent corrosion and look great. Hub-centric 25mm wheel spacers are better. The middle hub-centric rings allow them to provide full support of the wheel to the hub assembly. This allows even clamping of the wheel-spacer-hub assembly, eliminating any potential vibration issues.
While using hub-centric 1-inch wheel spacers can help in reducing minor vibrations, proper installation and tightening sequence are required to correctly secure the wheels in place. In terms of that, place a torque wrench on one lug nut and then fasten it with the correct torque value. There should be no wheel shaking anymore.