Quick Answer

Is it safe to use 2 inch wheel spacers?

If you installed them properly, 2-inch wheel spacers are exactly very safe to use and will not cause any vibration. It is recommended to get your wheel spacers installed at a reputable wheel shop. To ensure safety, the lug nuts need to be torqued properly.

Do I need spacers for wider tires?

Spacers are perfect for dialing in your fitment and getting that little bit of extra aggression for your build. Wheel spacers also have a functional purpose. For those of you that want to run a wider tire for more grip on the track, wheel spacers can give you more space to upgrade to your bigger tire.

Do spacers make your car wider?

Wheel spacers are installed between the hub and the wheel and push the wheel further away from the chassis, widening the track. This is turn increases the amount of grip that your vehicle has in corners, allowing faster cornering. Spacers can also change the balance of your car’s handling.

How wide should wheel spacers be?

The size spacer you need will be equal to the thickness of the washers used. If a spacer greater than 5mm is needed, you may need to also purchase extended lug studs or purchase wheel spacers with studs.

How much offset is a 2 inch spacer?

How much offset is a 2 inch spacer? So for example, if you are using 2 inch wheel spacers on stock wheels with 60 mm offset, that will give you + 9 mm offset (60 – 25.4 x 2 = 9.2).

Are 10mm spacers safe?

Simply put, yes. Spacers are safe for both daily driving and track duty if installed correctly. Quality spacers are made of materials that are as strong if not stronger than the wheels and hub, so they shouldn’t be the weak link in your setup.

Do wheel spacers affect TPMS?

Spacers would not affect their ability to read the pressure sensors.

Do I need spacers for my rims?

Wheel spacers are commonly used in vehicles that have larger or wider tires. This is usually due to a custom installation where the tires you install are larger than the standard tires that came with the vehicle. Because of this, you may need wheel spacers to help them fit in the space.

Do spacers ruin wheel bearings?

Secondly, installing wheel spacers on a car increases the leverage on the wheel bearing. The larger the spacer, the larger the leverage becomes. This reduces the life of the wheel bearing as they are not made to take leverage forces and can therefore wear faster, increasing rolling resistance and power loss of the car.

Do wheel spacers increase or decrease offset?

Registered. Yes, they change offset. If you have 40mm offset wheels, a 10mm spacer would make them 30mm. This why you should ALWAYS buy a higher numerical offset when you have any doubts.

Do spacers affect alignment?

Yes, spacers affect the alignment. Spacers (or wheels with odd offsets) may also technically affect your suspension warranty. Yes, spacers affect the alignment. Spacers (or wheels with odd offsets) may also technically affect your suspension warranty.

How big of a wheel spacer is safe?

As a rule of thumb, you want at least the same amount engagement as the stud is wide. For example a M12x1. 5 stud would need at least 12mm of thread engagement to be safe. At a 1.5mm thread pitch, this equates to about 8 full turns of the lug nut.

How do I know what size spacers I need?

How To Measure For ECS Tuning Wheel Spacers

How do I choose wheel spacers?

How To Measure For Wheel Spacers

Do spacers make tires rub?

Using wheel spacers of proper thickness will not cause any rubbing issues. They are designed for aesthetic and fitment purposes. By creating clearance to interior wheel well components, they allow for fitting larger wheels and tires without rubbing issues.

How much are spacers for trucks?

Simple wheel spacers are not expensive (approximately $50 to $80) and easily installed, only requiring the tools necessary for removing and reinstalling wheels and tires, and not much else. Most wheel spacers bolt onto a truck’s axles or hubs, and include studs that wheels are mounted on.

How much offset does a 1.25 spacer add?

1” spacer would put you around -25 offset, 1.25” spacer would put you around -32 I believe, and 1.5” should put you close to -40 offset if Im thinking correct.

Can you speed with spacers?

I have used wheels spacers on many of my cars with no problems. As for high speeds i cannot answer that. As long as you find a quality spacer that is of the correct specs, hubcentric with appropriate extended lug bolts (if necessary), you shouldn’t have any issues.

Are 15mm spacers safe?

If you want the wheels to sit flush with the fenders, with no rubbing issues, you should choose wheel spacers with proper thickness and offset. Most bigger wheels or brake calipers will need 15mm spacers to clear rubbing issues. Most successful cases show that as long as you operate properly, they are exactly safe.

Can you drive fast with wheel spacers?

While small vehicles with smaller axles can sometimes handle the extra weight on the lugs, it’s just not worth the risk. In addition to this, this type of spacer can be very hard to center on the hub. Often you won’t notice this at low speeds, but once you’re doing more than around 60 mph, chances are you’ll feel it.

Are spacers safe for your truck?

Because a vehicle’s weight is not sustained by its wheel studs, the use of wheel spacers is generally considered to be safe. A vehicle’s wheels are actually held to their corresponding hubs with a clamping force that is achieved through the tightening of each wheel’s lug nuts.

Do wheel spacers affect ride quality?

No. No noticeable change in ride quality. You will notice more debris and chipping along the side of the car though with more flush mounted wheels.

What does adding a wheel spacer do?

Wheel spacers can be used to change wheel bolt patterns and to widen the offset of the wheel. By increasing the offset of the wheel, you place more stress on the axle’s studs, and in a front axle application on the unit bearings (or spindles) and ball joints of the axle.

What are the pros and cons of wheel spacers?

Wheel Spacer Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Improved Handling Increased Steering Effort
Allows for Larger Wheels or Tires Decreased Ride Quality
Allows for Larger Brake Calipers More Suspension Wear
Gives Vehicles a Unique Look

Do spacers affect mpg?

Spacers should make little to no difference (Unless they are something silly like 50mm+). With the air boundary layer and turbulent air generated by the rotation of the wheel, sticking out a bit will have negligible effect on mpg.