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If you have gotten some decorative aftermarket wheels to enhance the appearance of your FIAT vehicle or needed some new wheels to replace the old faulty wheels, chances are that you might want to install some wider tyres, upgrade your brake kit or even install a wheel of other automobiles with a better visual appeal. If you ever find yourself in any of the aforementioned scenarios, then you should consider getting a set of Fiat wheel spacers.
Popularly known as tyre spacers or rim spacers, a set of Fiat wheel spacers will enable you to get your car up and running in no time.
What are wheel spacers?
Wheel spacers are specially machined metallic disc fitted over the mounting hub of your wheel to create the desired level of offset between the wheel and the hub assembly. Spacers can be hub-centric or lug-centric. Hub centric spacers are often recommended by experts as they are relatively easy to install and less prone to vibration from other parts of the vehicle. Both the hub-centric and lug-centric spacers are produced as slip-on spacers and bolt-on spacers.
A set of Fiat wheel spacers will effectively adjust the offset of your Fiat wheel.
The concept of wheel offset
The offset of the wheel is a measure of how much of the wheel will extend out or swallowed in by the mounting pad of the hub. The offset is measured from the centerline of the wheel to the mounting surface of the wheel.
Why you need a set of Fiat wheel spacers
Most stock wheels irrespective of the OEM manufacturer are often produced with a positive offset. This invariably means that the wheel is tucked in towards the body of the vehicle. This becomes a problem as fitting wider wheels will interfere with the suspensions and other wheel components. Hence, a set of fiat wheel spacers is needed to push the wheels farther out creating a negative offset and allowing larger wheel and brake kits to be safely installed
The wider stance resulting from the negative offset will lead to a more even distribution of weight across the tyres and consequently better traction and handling. A negative offset will also give your Fiat that desired aggressive look.
Spacers are safe to use if properly installed. However, you should seek out only high-quality Fiat wheel spacers from your certified auto store.