Wednesday, April 18, 2018

What are Wheel Adapters Used For


Wheel adapters are devices, mounted to your vehicle, that allow you to update or change your rims. Most importantly, they are perfectly safe. They come in many different specifications and can even be custom made. However, they are not seen by the general public. This is because they usually sit behind and support the wheel and rims you are most impressed with. Without adapters, your wheels would never look as good as they do. The adapters make it possible to customize wheels for aesthetic or performance purposes.

The Looks


Have you ever found a set of wheels that you desperately wanted, only to discover they did not fit? Thankfully, the use and creation of wheel adapters have completely eradicated this problem. Now, you can mount whatever set of wheels you want to your favorite car. Moreover, with spacers and adapters, you can also alter the stance of the vehicle. In some cases it can make the vehicle look more aggressive. However, they can also make the vehicle more streamlined. Creating the look that you want for your automobile is easy and safe.

Performance


Wheels play a huge role in the performance of your vehicle. Making alterations to the vehicle to increase performance can sometimes lead to simple space issues. For example, upgrading to larger tires can lead to rubbing on the wheel well or suspension systems. This rubbing can damage the wheel, the car, and the performance. By adding an adapter or spacer, you can create space for the whee, ensuring that it operates correctly. 

Likewise, changing brake systems to different calipers can also cause space issues. By adding adapters, you include extra space in the wheel area. As a result, you can rest assured that the brake system will continue to work appropriately. 

Lastly, larger wheels create more surface area to hug the road. This can make turns tighter and more precise. But larger wheels often need more space in the wheel area. Spacers and adapters can move the wheel away from the well, out of the tight space or whichever direction makes performance possible.

Customizing your vehicle has never been easier. Our wheel adapters are made with aircraft grade billet aluminum, making them safe and strong. The value of the installation is very important, but the equipment is top notch. Whether you are looking to improve just the aesthetic value of your car or the actual performance of it, we have a huge variety of adapters to meet your needs.


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Are Wheel Adapters Safe?

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When looking for a way to increase the appeal of your car, you may choose to alter something about the wheels.  For instance, you might decide to upgrade your wheels altogether. This could mean that you need to modify the way those new wheels attach to your vehicle.  Wheel adapters can help that application.

Quality Craftsmanship


 A key safety feature of wheel adapters is to make sure that the custom-made items are of the highest quality.  It is crucial that the craftsmanship is of the highest quality.  Some people feel that a factory manufacture piece of equipment is the safest route to go. It's vital that the material that is used to manufacture the adaptor is strong. These typically include aluminum, aircraft grade. The strength of the material it is constructed of is equally as important as the strength of the bonds used to construct the adapter.  Additionally, the precision of the craftsmanship adds to the strength.  Most often that strength and precision cannot only be found from the material it is constructed out of, but also in the way it is installed.

Installation


Installing wheel adapters needs to be handled with attention to detail. It is recommended that a trained mechanic install wheel adapters to your vehicle.  In the event you are looking for a do-it-yourself opportunity, make sure to do plenty of research.  There are videos available that, if followed carefully, can guide you to the proper installation techniques. An important step is to make sure you have the correct torque settings from the factory on the vehicle.  Using a professional can save a lot of time, but if you choose to do it yourself, make sure to do your research.

Equipment


As with any alteration to a vehicle, make sure you find the right equipment.  Using the appropriate wheel adapter for your application is imperative to ensure a safe and secure fit.  Make sure you are aware if you need additional spacers.  It may be necessary to use specific equipment to make your vehicle look the best it can.


Wheel adapters can be used safely if a few simple rules are followed.  The material that the adapters are constructed of should be aircraft grade titanium.  Special care should be taken in the installation process, whether a mechanic completes the installation or you complete the research to do it yourself. Lastly, a knowledge of the appropriate equipment needed for the application is maybe the first and most important place to start.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Difference Between Wheel Spacers and Wheel Adapters





To someone who is not familiar with cars, you may think a wheel adapter and wheel spacer are the same things. However, these two items are very different when it comes to what they do. You should first know that every wheel adapter can be a wheel spacer, but a wheel spacer cannot be a wheel adapter. Let's look at some other difference between wheel adapters and spacers.

Wheel Spacer


A wheel spacer is designed to bring the distance from your wheel and cylinder out by as much as 1/4". Having your wheel brought out more than 1/4" is unsafe for your car.  Using a wheel space is done when you are keeping your current wheels while increasing the track of your car. When you increase the track of your car, it improves the overall handling and looks. If you decide to buy new tires while using wheel spacers, you should consult with a professional to ensure you are buying the correct wheel offset.

Wheel spacers have two common uses when increasing the track of your car.  The first is when your wheels do not have enough offset. A wheel spacer will compensate for too little offset by pushing the wheel farther away from the hub. The second case is to make a lug-centric wheel. A lug-centric wheel is one that centers by tightening the wheel's lugs rather than a hub-specific mount surface.

The bolting of your wheels will determine which of the two following items you will need. In some cases, wheels spacers will need longer studs for proper installation. You may come to find that your wheel studs are not easy to unscrew.  If you fall into this category, then you will need longer studs. The other case is needing longer wheels bolts for proper installation. Swapping out longer bolts is easy, but you need to make sure the thickness of the spacer is correct for installation.

There are a few drawbacks when it comes to wheel spacers. Wheel spacers add rotating and unsprung weight.  These two things together cause the absolute worse kind of acceleration, cornering, and riding.  Another drawback is the longer wheel studs or bolts. Having longer wheel studs or bolts your car is more prone to fatigue (snapping) than a regular length wheel stud or bolt.

 Wheel Adapter


Wheel adapters are typically one inch or larger and attached to the cylinder by way of lug nuts.  Using a wheel adapter changes the lug pattern, which allows you to use a wheel not made for your car. If the lug pattern does not change from the original, then the adapter pushes the distance of your wheels out by an inch or more. In most cases, car manufacturers leave space for flapping tire chains. Wheel adapters, however, push your existing wheels out more to fille the wheel-wells or your custom wide-body fenders properly. Installing wheel adapters gives your car better cornering, aerodynamics, and look.

Find the Perfect Wheel Adapter or Spacer Today!
While wheel adapters and wheel spacers have similarities, they are not always interchangeable. Hopefully, the information above has helped you understand the difference between a wheel spacer and adapter. If so, this means you are ready to make your purchase. Contact EZ Accessory today and find the perfect wheel adapter or spacer for your next car project.






Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Why Choose Custom Wheel Adapters


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Wheel adapters allow you to install a wheel that normally would not fit onto your car. They help to provide more space in order for a larger or more unique tire to fit where your old standard wheel used to be. However, selecting the right one can be tricky.  

There are many variables that you have to consider before you even purchase a new wheel adapter. You must know specific information such as lug types and bolt patterns in order to ensure you are buying the right adapter. In some cases, you may find yourself unable to determine the correct wheel adapter. In these cases, you will want to choose a custom wheel adapter over a standard wheel adapter. Here are just a few reasons why you should go with a custom wheel adapter.

Ensure You Are Getting the Right Fit


You may go and buy a standard wheel adapter only to bring it home to install the adapter, and it doesn’t fit. This is an issue that a lot of people face when installing their first wheel adapter. If you want to skip the hassle of having to pick the right wheel adapter and run the risk of having to return the one you got over and over then a custom wheel adapter is the solution. When choosing a custom wheel adapter, you ensure that the fit is perfect for your car since the wheel adapter is made specially to fit the wheel you are installing.

 Unusual Pattern


Some cases you may start to look for the bolt pattern of your wheel only to find out no one sells it. This means you have an unusual bolt pattern and more than likely you will not be able to find a standard wheel adapter to fit. A custom wheel adapter can be made to fit any pattern whether it be a standard or unusual one.

Custom Wheels


If you are fixing up an old car or have a car that is not very common, you may run into the issue of having no standard wheel adapter to select from. Many unique cars also have unique and custom wheels. Because the wheel is less common, manufacturers do not make wheel adapters in bulk for them. The solution in this case again is to have custom wheel adapter made. Custom wheel adapters not only can have custom patterns, but you can have them made for custom wheels as well. 

Buying Custom Wheel Adapters


You may come to find that you need a custom wheel adapter for 1 or more of the reasons above. So, where do you even start to look for custom wheel adapters? Many manufacturers that sell standard wheel adapters also sell custom wheel adapters. In some cases, you will be able to buy a custom wheel adapter right from a manufacturer’s site. However, in some cases, you may need to contact the manufacturer to have a special wheel adapter made if you cannot find the one you are looking for.

At EZ Accessory we have a wide variety of custom wheel adapters you can select right from our site. If you find yourself still not finding what you are looking for, then contact us at 1-800-505-8758, and we can make any type of wheel adapter you need.



Tuesday, February 13, 2018

How to Find the Right Wheel Adapters for Your Car





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Changing your wheels can be a frustrating process for many car, truck, and SUV owners. Many owners will select a wheel they like, only to find out it does not fit their current wheel model. If you find yourself in this situation, you should consider a wheel adapter as the solution.

What exactly is a wheel adapter? A wheel adapter is used when you want to change the bolt pattern of your car's hub. The change in pattern moves the wheel out allowing you to customize your wheels for either your car, van, or SUV. In other words, wheel adapters will enable you to easily change your wheels to different ones that may not fit your vehicle perfectly.  There are varying types of wheel adapters so picking the right one can be a daunting task.  Here are two different ways to select the right wheel adapter for your car.

The Simple Way


You may be a car owner that doesn't know a lot about cars and are looking for an easy and simple way to change out your tire. If this is you, then it is suggested you buy a 2-piece wheel adapter. You do not need to know any information about your car or the bolt pattern.

The Bolt Pattern Way


The second way is more involved. However, this method ensures you get the wheel adapter that fits. In order to go this route, you will need to figure out the number of lugs and bolt pattern for both your current wheel and the wheel you are installing. The steps that follow give more detail about this method.

1. Finding the Bolt Pattern and Lugs of the Current Wheel


First, you will want to start by figuring out the number of lugs and bolt pattern of the current wheel on your car. Determining the number of lugs is easy and takes little time. To determine the number of lugs all you need to do is count the number of lugs (bolts) on your wheel's rim.

Once you have the number of lugs, next, you want to determine the bold pattern. This is where it gets a little tricky. There are two different ways to determine the bolt pattern of your car.  One way is by your vehicle make, model, and year. The second way is by figuring out the bolt pattern on your own.

Vehicle's make, model and year is pretty easy to figure out. Once you have this information, you will want to take it and look up what the bolt pattern is. In most cases, you can find this information online. If not, your local auto store should be able to help.

The second option of determining bolt pattern on your own is a bit trickier. Bolt pattern refers to the diameter of the imaginary circle formed by the centers of wheel lugs. Bolt patterns can 4, 5, 6, or 8 lugs. To figure out the right bolt pattern for your wheel adapter you take the number of lugs and the diameter of the circle. For example, if you had a 4-lug wheel and a diameter of 100, your bolt pattern would be 4x100. If you are unsure of your bolt pattern, you can use this chart for reference.

2. Finding the Bolt Pattern and Lug of the wheel you are Installing


Once you have the information about the current wheel, you will want to move on to the wheel you are installing.  Just like the current wheel, you will need to know the number of lugs and bolt pattern.  You do this in the same way you determined the bolt pattern and lug of the current wheel above.  There are two options when it comes to the bolt pattern of the wheel you are adapting. They are the same pattern or different pattern.

3. The Final Step


Once you have this information, you are ready to pick a wheel adapter. Most wheel adapter suppliers make it easy for you once you know the number of lugs and bolt pattern of both wheels. When you are shopping, you will first select the number of lugs you are starting with and the amount you are going to. Once you have selected this information, you will pick the wheel adapter based on the bolt pattern.

The True Solution



Finding the right wheel adapters for your car is tricky. Even with the best methods, you can feel overwhelmed. If you are looking for the right wheel adapter, EZ Accessory has the true solution you need. We carry a wide variety of wheel adapters from 2-piece to customize. Start your search today with EZ Accessory here

Monday, February 5, 2018

Benefits of Billet Aluminum Wheel Adapters

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What the big difference when it comes to wheel adapter material? The two major materials that wheel adapters are made out of are cast aluminum and billet aluminum. While they might seem similar, they are formed in two completely different manners which provide completely different benefits. Here is all about what billet aluminum is and what benefits of billet aluminum wheel adapters.

What is Billet Aluminum?

Billet aluminum is a piece that is machined out of a larger chunk of aluminum. Billet is essentially just a general term for taking a piece out of a larger form of metal and creating it into a formed piece. The strength of the billet aluminum piece depends on the strength of the piece it’s being made out of. The beauty of billet pieces is usually due to a heavy amount of operations to produce the final product.

Cost-Effective

Providing cost-effective benefits is always a bonus when it comes to vehicle parts and pieces. Billet aluminum wheel adapters provide a cost-effective option to fitting your custom wheels. This is because billet aluminum wheel adapters are created from larger pre-existing aluminum pieces. This gives you this strength of more expensive aluminum but for a fraction of the cost. When it comes to wheel adapters, billet aluminum is a great cost-effective option.

Strength and Durability

High-quality wheel adapters are made out of high-quality materials that last. Some of the strongest materials that wheel adapters are made out of are billet aluminum. This is because billet aluminum gives the additional strength that most generic wheel adapters can’t provide. Wheel adapters become an extension of your existing mounting platform. This makes durability and strength a must.

Wheel adapters are essential when it comes to properly mounting your custom wheels. It’s important that wheel adapters fit properly to ensure the safety of those in the vehicle and on the road. At EZ Accessories, we offer billet aluminum wheel adapters and more to customize your vehicle. We know how important customization is as well as keeping those on the road safe. That’s why we only offer quality products made with quality material. To find the right wheel adapter for your vehicle today visit EZ Accessory.




Tuesday, January 16, 2018

What Makes a Quality Wheel Adapter?


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Do you have custom wheels, and want to ensure that they fit perfectly? Custom wheels come with different bolt patterns that often don’t line up with the ones on your vehicle. Thankfully, this is where wheel adapters come in handy. Wheel adapters are used to put a wheel on a vehicle that it would not typically fit. In this way, you can mount custom wheels regardless of the bolt pattern. It's crucial that you use wheel adapters made out of quality materials. Doing so keeps you safe and your wheels working correctly. Let’s take a look at some key aspects that make a quality wheel adapter.

Materials



If you want to know that you are purchasing a quality wheel adapter, you need to verify that the quality of the material used. To make the most reliable and most durable wheel adapters, manufacturers typically use billet aluminum. It's a safe material that is usually stronger than the original wheel itself. Ensuring that you purchase wheel adapters made out of a durable material such as billet aluminum makes for a quality wheel adapter.

Improve Handling



The wheels of your car play a vital role in how your vehicle handles. Owners often add aftermarket wheels to their vehicles in order to improve the overall handling. A quality wheel adapter should aid in the improvement of the way your car handles different road types. To achieve this, they create a strong fit that keeps your custom wheels secured at all times. Wheel adapters that do not work correctly can cause the handling of your vehicle to decrease significantly.

Guarantee Safety



One of the concerns that most people have with custom wheels is safety. Improperly securing wheels onto your vehicle is known to cause significant problems. Besides improper application, the quality of the wheel adapter can have an adverse effect on your safety. Yes, you want a quality wheel adapter made of durable material. You also need a secure fit. Both are equally important. By choosing quality wheel adapters, you can guarantee your wheels are ready and safe to drive.


Wheel adapters are essential when it comes to properly attaching aftermarket wheels. Quality wheel adapters ensure that your vehicle rides smooth while keeping you safe. At EZ Accessory, we carry quality, billet aluminum wheel adapters to fit anyone's needs. Our wheel adapters are checked thoroughly to ensure that they are up to quality standards. Check out our wheel adapters on our website or contact EZ Accessory at 1-800-505-8758 today.