How to Choose Correct Wheel Spacer for Truck, Car and Jeep - What Size Wheel Spacer You Need

November 6, 2022

What’s Wheel Spacers?

Wheel spacers are designed to move the wheel out from the hub to widen the vehicle stance. Performance wise this increases the lateral stability of your car but for most of us it’s simply about getting the most aggressive stance out of your wheel setup. You can find wheel spacers for trucks, Jeep and car from! Hex Auto Parts offers Hub Centric Wheel Spacers Adapters for creating additional clearance in a wide variety of BMW, Chevy, Silverado, Ford and Toyota.

Non-hub Centric or Hub Centric Wheel Spacers?

Hubcentric wheel spacers are designed to make sure the weight of the car is carried by the hub and not by the studs or bolts. They are machined perfectly on the rear of the wheel spacer to match the locating ring on the hub with the same size locating ring on the front of the spacer. This means that the wheels is truly central to the cars hub, meaning no movement and no vibration through the wheels. A hubcentric wheel spacer also result in far less stress on your bolts or studs.

Hub-centric: uses the axle hub to center and support the wheel. Uses the lug studs as compressive force to keep the wheel tight to the hub. 

Lug-centric: the wheel uses the lug studs to support the wheel. Then uses tapered holes and nuts to align/center the wheel, as well as keep it compresses to the hub. 

HexAutoParts Hub Centric Spacers Feature:

1. High quality aerospace aluminum spacers with steel studs.

2. Eliminate wheel/tire rubbing instantly.

3. Increase driving stability.

4. Aggresive stance.No special tools required.

5. Easy as changing a tire.

When you decide to buy Wheel Spacers for your car, to choose the correct wheel spacers for specific applications is the most important thing. This follow up post will help you choose the correct size wheel spacers. We'll take a look at them step-by-step so that you can be confident of fitting the correct spacer kit to your car.


To Select the correct Wheel Spacer Size

 1.Wheel Bolts or Nuts

 2.Number of Bolts/Nuts per Wheel

 3.Thread Pitch

This is calculated by measuring the distance in millimeters between 10 threads. This number is then divided by 10 e.g if the distance of X in the image below equals 15mm then the thread pitch will be 1.5mm (i.e. 15 / 10). Almost all wheel bolts will have a thread pitch of either 1.25mm or 1.5mm.

4.Bolt Pattern

5. Hub Bore Size

6. Spacer Thickness

It is just as important to make sure that there is sufficient space between the wheel arch and the tyre wall to accommodate the spacer. 

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