Are wheel spacers safe on quads?

May 17, 2020 Off By idswater

Are wheel spacers safe on quads?

Safety – are ATV wheel spacers safe? A set of good-quality ATV wheel spacers are perfectly safe to use if installed correctly. Make sure you use quality lug bolts or studs as well. Do not use wider spacers than necessary, as they do affect suspension and steering geometry.

Is it bad to put wheel spacers on?

Whether it’s because of too narrow of axles or not enough wheel offset, wheel spacers can put your tires and wheels where you want them to be under your fender. So, are they dangerous to use? In a one-word summation, no. Wheel spacers can be used to change wheel bolt patterns and to widen the offset of the wheel.

Do wheel spacers improve stability?

Enhance grip: The wider the wheel spacer, the more grip and comfort in handling the vehicle. They provide you with an extra wheel track width and make the car more stable.

How do I widen my ATV axle?

To make your ATV wider, you can either get some wheel spacers, flip the wheels around, or you can upgrade your axles and A-Arms with wider aftermarket parts. All options will give you a wider stance, but each come with their own pros and cons.

What problems can wheel spacers cause?

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 give you more clearance?

Typically used to install larger tires, wheel spacers are devices that fit over a vehicle’s holding bracket to create extra clearance between the wheel and the wheel hub assembly. In other words, wheel spacers increase the offset or the distance between the wheel and the wheel hub assembly.

Should I widen my quad?

There are some great advantages to widening your quad from handling improvements to safer riding. But the main reason many riders widen their ATV is for the stability improvements when cornering. A wider quad will be able to take corners at higher speeds without the risk of tipping or lifting up one side on you.

What are a arms on ATV?

The A-Arms on your ATV are what hold the shocks into place and give your wheel the ability to move up and down when riding over bumps. The A-Arm is a very important part of your machine keeping your quad stable on the trail. The A-Arms don’t typically wear out due to wear and tear over time.