Wheel Spacers - Quick Guide!
What do wheelspacers do?
Wheel spacers are commonly used in the modified car world for improving the cars track, fitting wheels with a different stud pattern and for aesthetics. Choosing the correct wheel spacers and transform your cars handling, stance and appearance. Superforma can provide a wide range of wheel spacers to meet pretty much any need or requirement you have, so take a look through our shop or have a look at getting some custom wheel spacers created to your exact specification.
Wheel spacers and offset.
A manufacturers of cars may use a different offset to another manufacturer, however with wheel spacers you can adapt your car's hubs so that you can fit a range of wheels that weren't initially designed for your car. By increasing the offset you can get wheels to fit better in the arches and fill the space better.
More information on offset.
Wheel Spacers and stud patterns.
Different cars use different stud patterns, both in different PCD and also in the number of studs. Most commonly, manufacturers use wither 4 or 5 studs on their cars, with a wheel spacer you can change this number from a 4 stud to a 5 stud and vice versa. Superforma has a range of PCD Adapter that can fit a variety of wheels to your car, plus with our custom wheel spacers the possibilities are endless.
More information on PCD.
Wheel Spacers and safety.
As the your car only has contact to the road through your tyres, making sure that you use a wheel spacer correctly is very important. Wheel bolts and studs do hold the wheels onto your car, but most of the weight of the car site on the locating ring. A hubcentric wheel spacer is the safe option when you are using spacers that are wider than the locating ring as they help distributed the cars weight in a way that is safe. To make sure that the spacers are as safe as possible, it is recommended to use longer studs or bolts.
More information on hubcentric wheel spacers.