Quick Answer: Do Wheel Spacers Affect Alignment?

Are 2 inch wheel spacers safe?

Are wheel spacers safe.


When properly installed they are just as safe as wheels installed without spacers..

Do spacers increase offset?

They do NOT change the offset. The offset is the distance from the hub mating surface from center. That will NOT change with spacers, they do not actually change the physical characteristics of the wheel. Of course spacers aren’t going to change the manufactured offset of the wheel.

Does changing wheel offset affect alignment?

Changing wheel size/offset will not affect the settings as they are, the wheels are aligned to the vehicle dependent upon the suspension design, which is in turn designed usually for a specific size and offset tire/rim combination and handling characteristics.

Do wheel spacers affect camber?

Wheel spacers will not affect the camber. That is an angle that is based on the geometry pf the components. It will however magnify the issues as the tires are further out from the centerline where the geometry starts.

Do wheel spacers ruin bearings?

Probably not, but it will put wear on them sooner(5×100 wheel bearing suck and don’t need any help failing). In short you are probably fine running reasonable sized spacers. I’ve been running 20mm spacers for over a year on stock BBS with no problems. Just make sure you get spacers with studs.

Can I stack wheel spacers?

Yes, you can stack them. Just make sure you have enough thread left.

Will wheel spacers fix tire rub?

Wheel spacers will make the offset even lower and push the wheel even further outside the fender, causing even MORE rubbing. The only things you can do is get smaller tires or a bigger lift. Or just don’t turn enough to make it rub, but nobody likes dealing with that.

What do wheel spacers do on a truck?

Wheel spacers install onto your wheel assembly. By slotting between the assembly and wheel, they create a gap that sets the wheel farther outward. This increases the space between the wheel hub assembly and the wheel itself.

What is a negative camber?

In strong contrast with normal road cars, the wheels/tires of race cars are often angled sharply inward at the top of the tire. When stationary or driving in a straight line, the contact patch of the tire is focused on the inside half (or even less) of the tire. This is called negative camber.

Do I need to get an alignment after wheel spacers?

No you do not need an alignment if you are just adding spacers. If you are changing something in your suspension then you would need an alignment. You also don’t need an alignment if you are running larger/wider wheels (unless you rub and want to adjust them).

Do wheel spacers affect anything?

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.

Why are wheel spacers illegal?

Wheel spacers can increase your 4WDs track and stability; they’re also illegal to fit and more trouble than they’re worth.