(Last Updated On: January 14, 2021)
How To Mount Spacers For Wheels?
Wheel spacers are a necessary installation that will have a significant impact on your ride. For a summary of what they are doing, check out our wheel spacer guide. As well as their pros and cons, you can learn about their function.
The instructions below will walk you through each step if you’re ready to put on your wheel spacers. The primary method is similar, whether you have a hot hatch, a muscle car, or an off-roader.
Wheel Spacers Before Installation
First of all, you want to make sure that the wheel spacers you have picked are the correct pattern for your wheels. They won’t suit if they aren’t, and you’ll have to buy a new package. In no way can you ever change wheel spacers.
Pick a spacer size that makes sense for your construction. Oversized off-road tires are made possible by large spacers. You might choose a tiny spacer for a smaller performance car to put the wheels flush with the fender flares.
Jack The Jack
Stands of Jack
Wrench of Lug
Wrench for Torque
Car Elevator (Optional)
The wrench of Effects (Optional)
Phase 1: Loosen The Bolts All
Before you lift the vehicle, ensure each of the bolts is loosened. To get ample torque to transform the lugs, you need to use the tire’s resistance against the ground. Otherwise, if you try it while it’s elevated, the Wheel would just turn.
Phase 2: Car Lift
If you do not have access to a lift, it will work just fine with a jack and a decent set of jack stands.
Phase 3: Take Off The Wheel/Tire
For now, put it to the side.
Phase 4: On Lug Studs, Spray Degreaser
This is not a specification, but it’s a good idea. You want to make sure that the wheel spacer rests on a flat, clean surface. Grab a wire brush if there’s rust or corrosion and clean it off.
Phase 5: In Place, Placed The Wheel Spacer
Hand-tighten, but still don’t torque the bolts down. Only get all of them in Place and tighten them a little bit.
Phase 6: Bolts Of Torque To Spec
Using a torque wrench until all bolts are in Place to tighten them to the manufacturer-recommended specification.
Phase 7: On Assembly/Lug Studs, Reinstall Wheel
Secure and tighten each lug nut by hand before torquing them down. In a star pattern, tighten to ensure that the load is not applied unevenly.
Phase 8: Repeat Remaining Wheels Steps 3-7
For the rest of the wheels, follow the same method above. Raise and lower each Wheel independently with the jack if you do not use jack stands or a lift.
Phase 9: Lower Cars Carefully
You have the installation done! To do a quick search for vibration or wobbling, take the car for a drive.
FOLLOW-UP WHEEL SPACER
As long as you use quality components and mount them correctly, wheel spacers are a safe mod for your car. it should check even your car for any anomalies that occur as you drive. it can include vibrations, strange sounds, or wheel wobbles.
After 100 miles of driving, send the spacers another check to ensure they’re still in position and the bolts are secure.
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