The main purpose of installing wheel spacers on a car is to increase the car’s track width and improve its handling and stability. Wheel spacers are designed to fit between the hub and the wheel, effectively moving the wheel farther out from the hub. This can have several benefits, such as:
- Improved handling: Increasing the track width can improve the car’s handling by providing a wider and more stable base, which can make the car feel more planted and secure on the road.
- Improved performance: By moving the wheels farther out from the hub, wheel spacers can also improve the car’s performance by reducing the amount of scrub radius, which can improve braking and steering response.
- Improved appearance: Installing wheel spacers can also give a car a more aggressive and sporty appearance, with the wheels appearing to fill out the wheel wells more.
- Better tire clearance: Wheel spacers can also provide additional clearance between the tires and the suspension components, which can be useful for fitting larger or wider tires.
It’s important to note that installing wheel spacers can also have some downsides such as affecting the car’s suspension geometry, increasing stress on the suspension components, or affecting the car’s alignment, which can lead to abnormal tire wear and affect the performance. It’s best to consult a professional mechanic or tuner for recommendations and installation. Also, check the car’s manual and local laws and regulations regarding wheel spacers before installing them.
Spacers are sold individually. A set will need a total of 4 spacers.