Among the essential safety parts of any vehicle, wheel spacers are of utmost important. The wheel spacers for trucks provide the essential safety for a safe driving. The person needs the following materials to fit the spacer. Hand Gloves, Automotive Jack, Jack Stand, Tire iron or breaker bar with sockets, Torque wrench, Wire brush, Degreaser, and Shop Rag.
Easy installation in 5 simple steps
There are so many different companies like Customadeonly manufacture different specifications of Wheel spacers for trucks. Always fix the spacer which accurately fits into your model of vehicle. Avoid using the spacers which do not fit your model. Download the sixty wheel spacer selection guide and go through it thoroughly before getting started.
Park your vehicle on a plain surface. The surface must be hard enough to hold the weight of the vehicle. Without removing, loosen the lug nuts that fasten the wheel to the hub using the tire iron or breaker bar. Then rise up the vehicle.
Slide an automatic jack to lift the vehicle for appropriate lift point and raise it so that you could lift the single tire completely off the ground. Keep a jack stand under your vehicle, and bring down your vehicle onto the jack stand. Do not work when the car or truck is in the lifted position. At times there are likely chances that it will fall down and cause severe injury to the person working down.
Remove the lug nuts on the raised tire. Slide the wheel off the hub and set it apart. Use a degreaser on the lug studs and clean them down with a rag. Use a wire brush to clean up the surface, if it is dirty, rusted, or pitted. The hub area must be clean and smooth. So, utmost care must be given for cleaning it.
Use a Loctite to secure your spacer. Place a drop of Loctite on each wheel stud. Have your wheel spacer on to the hub, with the holes in the spacer lined up with the wheel studs. Make sure the spacer is placed firmly against the hub. Using the bolts, attach the spacer to the hub. Tighten the nuts using a torque wrench. It must not be loose or very tight.
Then, Slide the wheel onto the studs which are extending from the wheel spacer. Fix the lug nuts and tighten them to the appropriate torque specification. Tighten the bolts in a star pattern to ensure proper seating of the wheel onto the spacer. Lift the vehicle using the automotive jack, remove the jack stand and bring it down with the installed wheel spacer. And repeat the same steps above mentioned for another fixing.
When fixing the wheel spacer it is important to get the assistance of an experienced mechanic. Do not ever try it without having any prior knowledge. And also after fixing the spacer do the tests drive in a safer environment. After you find your drive is smooth and comfortable, start your journey. Your journey will be very exciting and memorable.