Defender 30mm Wheel Spacers x4
Land Rover Defender 30mm wheel spacer set imported from Terrafirma UK and have the important hub centric ring to take pressure off the studs (ring on the inner hole). Price listed is for 4x Spacers only. These spacers will fit all year models of Defender, Discovery 1 and Range Rover Classic.
The wheel spacers are a simple bolt on modification using the existing wheel studs and nuts and are useful for fitting larger tyres. In most cases the spacers will make the turning circle of the vehicle significantly better as well as increase the lateral stability (Roll-over) due to the wider track of the wheels. Terrafirma wheel spacers are hub centric which means the wheel locates on the hub to centralise rather than the studs. This is the correct way to locate alloy wheels that are not centralised by the taper on the wheel nuts.These spacers are 161.5mm PCD with 122.5 centre bore.
- Remove the wheel nuts, and rim from the car
- Ensure that the hub is clean and free from any defects which may cause the spacer to not sit perfectly level. A scraper could be used to clean the hub and wheel spacer of smaller grit and even applying light sanding if necessary. If the spacer is not perfectly flush, vibrations could occur.
- Ensure the spacer is flat and smooth as manufactured and it has not been damaged, bent or buckled from a fall or other miss handling.
- Fit the spacer onto the hub and screw the supplied wheel nuts onto the vehicle studs by hand.
- Use a torque wrench (do not use an impact wrench) to tighten the studs to 30Nm in a cross over pattern (opposites). Following the same pattern again, torque the nuts to 125Nm. After completion, check all nuts are at 125Nm again before proceeding.
- Install the rim onto the spacers like you would normally install the rim.
- Using the vehicles wheel nuts, tighten the rim onto the spacer in a cross pattern and torque to 125Nm. Do not use an impact wrench.
- Check the wheel nuts after your first trip to ensure they are still tight. Recheck after 500km, 5000km and then as per normal thereafter.
- If you find a vibration, have the wheels balanced first. Any existing unbalance on rims will be amplified by the spacers.
- If a vibration persists, try identifying the wheel and ensure the spacer and hub surfaces are completely clean and level on both surfaces. Some sanding could help or using a scraper to remove debris. Almost all cases of wheel spacer vibration are due to the spacer not sitting flush due to debris on the fitting surfaces.
- Ensure the spacers are not damaged. If the spacer was dropped heavily onto an edge some bowing may have occurred which will result in the spacer never being able to sit flush.