Do wheel spacers cause damage?
There is the possibility of additional wear and tear on your vehicle.
Wheel spacers can sometimes cause an accelerated pattern of wear on the hub components of your vehicle and its suspension..
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.
Does adding wheel spacers affect performance?
Secondly, installing wheel spacers on a car increases the leverage on the wheel bearing. The larger the spacer, the larger the leverage becomes. This reduces the life of the wheel bearing as they are not made to take leverage forces and can therefore wear faster, increasing rolling resistance and power loss of the car.
Why are spacer lifts bad?
WHY SPACERS ARE BAD!!!!! 1.) Your ball joints are your limiting devise on down travel and will wear them out or break them. 2.) … the over extended down travel can cause your CV axles to over extend and wear faster than expected or break while flexed off road.
Do wheel spacers destroy bearings?
Probably not, but it will put wear on them sooner(5×100 wheel bearing suck and don’t need any help failing). In short you are probably fine running reasonable sized spacers. I’ve been running 20mm spacers for over a year on stock BBS with no problems. Just make sure you get spacers with studs.