Is it safe to put spacers on wheels?
Therefore, properly installed wheel spacers are perfectly safe. The wheel stud applies a clamping force that holds the wheel to the hub. When the lug nuts are tightened, the wheel studs stretch elastically, like very stiff springs. The lug nuts should be tightened until the stud is at 90% of its elastic limit.
Do wheel spacers ruin handling?
Quality wheel spacers with a proper installation won’t ruin handling. In fact, these metal components are one of the most effective solutions for handling enhancements. This is done by increasing the track width of your vehicle. The tire contact points with the ground stand wider apart which creates better stability.
Do wheel spacers really make a difference?
There is a popular misconception that wheel spacers improve handling characteristics on sports cars because of this wider track. While there might be a slight cornering advantage due to the change in suspension geometry, the negatives far outweigh any benefits.