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Most people do not know the importance of Wheel spacers, so in this article, we will try to answer some of the most common questions.

First, let’s explain what Renault wheel spacers are:

When pushing your tire and wheel out of your vehicle, you may encounter some problems with the tire touching the fender, particularly when turning. Wheel spacers usually go stuck between the axle and the mounting area of your wheel hub. They help to keep your vehicle’s bolt pattern. They are used to broaden the attitude of your car while also give extra space on the internal part of your wheel to brake and for suspension components.

Keep in mind that they might need the usage of bigger lug nuts as well as wheel studs to offer the correct thread engagement. You can find wheel spacers in various thicknesses and bolt patterns to suit all your requirements.

Wheel Adapters

On the other hand, we have wheel adapters. Even though they can do the exact same things spacers do, they can also modify your tire’s bolt pattern and enable you to fit any type of wheels that might not be suited without this adapter.

You can find wheel adapters in different thicknesses and bolt patterns to suit all your needs.

They are also used to enhance the ride quality and fitment of all your wheels.

Wheel adapters and spacers are used to fix various issues concerning the tire and wheel fitment in your car. However, they could also cause unnecessary troubles when they are not used correctly.

Fundamental questions:

How safe are your wheel spacers?

Wheel spacers are pretty safe, but they need to be installed properly.

They are as secure as wheels fitted without spacers.

Can wheel spacers make your wheel studs bend?

 Not at all. The entire weight of your wheel will be moved to the hub or axle through its clamped joint and not through its stud. The wheel stud will bend only if the nuts were not correctly torqued. 

Keeping your Wheels On

If your wheel, spacer, and hub are rigid enough to avoid losing force and flexibility, which are what cause most wheel failures, they will stay no matter the circumstances.

Among what causes your wheels to fall off is over-tightened nuts (the nut was stretched out past the elastic limit, and the tightening force disappears) as well as under tightened nuts (when there is not enough force). Hence, when the wheel spacers are correctly installed, they will remain perfectly safe and tightened.

The stud will apply enough force to hold your wheel. When the nuts are stiffened, the studs will automatically stretch, like stiff springs. All lug nuts must be tightened to provide the maximum possible strength to hold your wheel.

When your car begins to move, all the stress used in the stud will not change unless this happens:

Some part of the joint, hub or wheel is not rigid enough to avoid flexing, allowing all the tension on its stud to fall to zero. If there is no tension, the joint will no longer remain tight. Your wheel will then move to its hub, putting an extra load on its studs.

By inserting car wheel spacers between the wheel and the hub will not change these physics at all.

When you raise the size of your wheel studs in order to use a wider and larger wheel spacer will not have any appreciable effect.

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