Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Wheel spacers: Pros and Cons

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Are you considering a new look for your vehicle? Wheel spacers are a great addition without a lot of work or money. Though they may be changing the configuration of the wheels, it is not a dangerous change. In some instances, it even improves the vehicle. Here are a few things you need to consider before making your purchase.


Whenever you augment a vehicle, whether by shocks or wheel adapters, you run the risk of safety issues. Many concerns revolve around the fact that you are changing the manufacture specifications of the vehicle. This, of course, can void whatever manufacturer warranty there may be associated with the vehicle. You should check with the warranty company first to determine any negative effects.


There may be some concerns with adding wheel adaptors and spacers to your car. The benefits far outweigh those concerns. Customization of your vehicle increases your satisfaction with the car. Enjoying the car you ride in every day is important to your happiness. If you find that enjoyment from altering the wheels of your car, that is an easy adjustment. Some spacers can increase performance in your vehicle by allowing for a wider tire to grip turns more efficiently. In some instances, the spacer moves the tire away from the body of the car giving the car a wider base and increasing performance. In other instances, that extra space in the wheel well is for different adjustments to the vehicle, like shocks or brake calipers.

Adding space between the vehicle and the tire may not seem like a huge deal, but it can be. There are many different issues to consider. Spacing out your tires can be a result of an aesthetic change, an increase in performance, or a desire to change the look of the car. In any situation, consider all of the options. Then give us a call to walk you through the easy steps of ordering. We are happy to answer any safety questions you may have when you call.

1 comment:

  1. I have a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500, 5 lug 17"x 7" steel wheel and want to mount a 2007-11 5 bolt wheel with a smaller pattern 17" x 7" what Size spacer do I need?