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Are Wheel Spacers Actually Safe?

Wheel spacers are somewhat of a controversial topic in the performance vehicle community. There are some people that really enjoy the idea of using wheel spacers to improve their vehicle whereas others hate making the adjustments in managing the chance that there could be a mistake in the setup process.

Wheel spacers could potentially do some harm to your vehicle but when they are installed correctly, they can make sure that you can enjoy quality results and excellent performance.

Wheel spacers work to extend the wheel and tires out further. They work as a bracket that creates an offset that’s more positive for upgrading wheels and improving performance. The downside to installing these incorrectly is that they can increase the wear on your axles, hubs, and bearings. If your vehicle isn’t set up to run with this type of wheel offset, you could actually have a situation where your wheel may come off due to improper installation.

When you are going to be using wheel spacers it’s important to get a good-quality spacer. It’s likely that you’ll see a number of spacers that you can purchase online but if it isn’t a brand name and you aren’t buying it from a reputable source, there’s always a chance that you could face problems.

Consider the materials as well. Any wheel spacer needs to be produced using a high-quality material as well as a hub-centric ring that can put weight rotation into your steering. The brand your product is coming from can often be an important indication of the quality of the material.

An example of a good-quality wheel spacer is one that’s made out of high-quality aircraft grade aluminum from a trusted brand with steel studs. The best wheel spacers are also produced using a hub-centric ring design.

If you are interested in using wheel spacers for performance upgrade on your vehicle, contact us today and we can help you with a better quality wheel spacer for your vehicle.

This post was written by Justin K, owner of Wheel Identity. Wheel Identity is Tampa Bay’s premier custom shop. We carry custom wheels in Tampa for every vehicle, custom suspension kits, and all accessories for the interior or exterior of your vehicle. We only hire highly trained technicians using state of the art equipment with experience in all areas of tire, wheel, suspension, and 4×4 needs.

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