FAQ

1. What are spacers used for?

Wheel spacers are used for 3 main reasons:

Appearance – Provides a more aggressive stance and look.
Clearance – With aftermarket wheels, the offset is not the same as factory wheels, so the wheel may not clear the brake caliper or other suspension components.
Handling – Wheel spacers widen the track of a vehicle, and can increase grip during cornering. Due to widened track, center of gravity is closer to the ground which provides even better stability.

2. Are your spacers hub and wheel centric? What is the difference between hubcentric, wheelcentric, studcentric and universal spacers?

We have 3 types of spacers available at the moment:

a.Hubcentric, Wheelcentric and Studcentric
b.Hubcentric And Studcentric
c.Universal

 

Hubcentric spacers have a bore (center hole) that fits snug onto the hub of the car.
Wheelcentric spacers have a lip on the wheel side that has the same outside diameter as the hub of the car, “extending” the hub so the wheel fits snug on the lip (“extended hub”).
Studcentric spacers have the holes for the bolts/studs the proper diameter for the whole, with minimal clearance. Stud centricity is not a must when the spacer is hubcentric and wheelcentric.
Universal spacers are neither hubcentric, wheelcentric or studcentric. They do not center the wheel or have any role in traction, they are generally cheaper and should not be used for thicknesses larger than 5mm.

3. What size wheel spacer can I install on my vehicle?

You need to check your gap. The gap between the sidewall of your tire to the inside lip of your outer fender will need to be measured.

4. With the spacers on, can you run the OEM wheels, for example: stock rims with snow tires?

Yes, you can, the spacers won’t interfere with the OEM wheel, in fact they are made so they fit OEM wheel. As for winter driving, they will be perfectly fine, they are made out of aluminum so they do not rust.

5. Can I run different size wheel spacers in the front and rear?

Yes. Different size wheel spacers in the front and rear are very common. Often times the front and rear have different requirements for optimal fitment.

6. Will installing wheel spacers wear out my wheel bearings faster than normal?

No. Novustech Wheel Spacers will not cause premature wear of your wheel bearings. Make sure you inspect your wheel bearings before you install the spacers, it is a great time to do it since the wheels are off anyway.

7. Is wheel alignment necessary once I install wheel spacers?

Wheel alignment is not necessary after installing Novustech Wheel Spacers.

8. Will wheel spacers stop my tires from rubbing the fender lip?

No. The spacer will only make it worse. There is no such thing as a negative thickness. If your tire is rubbing your vehicle’s fender lip it is possible that you have a tire or wheel fitment issue.

9. Are spacers safe, I regularly hit triple digit speeds on the freeway, I also take my car on the track.

The spacers will be perfectly fine for both conditions as long as the lugs are torqued properly. On the highway or the track, the spacers should not present any hazard or safety concerns. With that said, it is your responsibility to asses whether you want to use them on the track or highway. We take absolutely no responsibility for any incidents.

10. What is the warranty on Novustech products?

We offer limited lifetime warranty.  The limitation of the warranty extends to the build of the spacer itself, we cannot offer any guarantee for failure to install correctly.

11. Can you make custom spacers?

We make custom spacers. The cost is usually higher because of the low quantity, so the higher the quantity you order the cheaper it gets. We charge an Engineering Design fee of $50+ for CAD drawings.  Contact us in advance for more info or for a full quote.

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