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April 23, 2021

Can I lower my car with just Springs?

Can I lower my car with just Springs?

If you want to lower your car, there are only a few ways to do so: air suspension, coilovers, or lowering springs. Lowering springs, rather obviously, are just springs that provide a lower ride height and typically higher spring rates.

Do you need spacers if you lower your car?

No, absolutely not. Only reason I would even consider buying spacers is after you lower it, the wheels dissapear inside the well, and it looks much better having them flush with the body, so its just for looks!

Do wheel spacers ruin bearings?

While wheel spacers will cause extra wear on you wheel bearings, they aren’t any more harmful that wheels with less backspacingI’ve had 1.5″ wheel spacers on my WJ for a year and haven’t had any problems so far (knock on wood). Just be sure to install them properly and check the torque often.

Do wheel spacers affect ride quality?

spacers can potentially change the ride quality. You are altering the suspension geometry after all. But its a minute difference at best. You will have a wider track front and rear so theoretically more stability.

Can wheel spacers cause problems?

Wheel spacers can sometimes cause an accelerated pattern of wear on the hub components of your vehicle and its suspension. Because you are creating a wider track than what the frame was initially designed to support, you can place stressors that go beyond the tested tolerances that are recommended by the manufacturer.

Do wheel spacers throw off alignment?

Yes, spacers affect the alignment. Spacers (or wheels with odd offsets) may also technically affect your suspension warranty.

Are 2 inch wheel spacers safe?

The load from a wheel is transferred to the axle/hub through the friction of the clamped joint, not through the wheel stud. A wheel stud can only bend if the lug nuts are not properly torqued, in which case the wheel is about to fall off, anyway. Therefore, properly installed wheel spacers are perfectly safe.

How much wheel spacer is too much?

Any spacer above 10mm will have a 10mm lip on the front for the wheel to rest on – this is a slight benefit to going with a bigger spacer. Also be sure to measure the outer diameter of the hub lip and get a wheel spacer that will fit that; too small and it won’t fit, too big and it won’t support the wheel properly.

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.

How often should you tighten wheel spacers?

General rule of thumb is to re-torque after 60-80 miles of driving. Which means you’ll have to install your spacers then your wheels, drive around for 60-80 miles, re-torque your spacers, drive for another 60-80 miles then re-torque your wheels.

How much should I torque my wheel spacers?

I torque my wheels to 90 ft lbs, which is not that much. General rule of thumb is to re-torque after 60-80 miles of driving. Which means you’ll have to install your spacers then your wheels, drive around for 60-80 miles, re-torque your spacers, drive for another 60-80 miles then re-torque your wheels.

What should I torque my wheel spacers to?

90/95 should be about right.

Do wheel spacers cause vibration?

As we all know, change one thing, it affects others.In fact ,wheel spacers in themselves don’t cause vibration,they are just increasing the cars sensitivity to a pre-existing problem. Wheel spacers could be magnifying an existing imbalance or out-of-round condition in tires.

Are wheel spacers good or bad?

That said, wheel spacers affect suspension geometry, and will change the scrub radius, affecting braking stability, and also reduce the effective spring rate at the wheels. Wheel spacers can also cause wheel bearing failure.

Can you balance wheels with spacers?

The spacers are so close to the center of the rotating mass they won’t have an affect on wheel balance. In other words balance the wheels normaly without the spacers.

Will rotating tires stop shaking?

Vibrations. Another major sign that you’re due for a rotation is a vibration that occurs when driving. When all your tires are in perfect condition, you should not experience any strange shimmying or vibration. But, if they are worn unevenly, you vehicle will shake with every revolution.

Do tires need to be balanced every time they are rotated?

Most manufacturers recommend that all four tires should be rotated and balanced approximately every seven thousand miles. A great way to keep up with this recommendation is to have your tires rotated and balanced about every other time you have your oil changed.