What Are Disadvantages of Wheel Spacers and Adapters?

What Are Disadvantages of Wheel Spacers and Adapters? 


 Even if you keep your existing factory wheels in place and don’t pursue plus-sizing, spacers and wheel adapters can have several drawbacks when used in an excessive amount of thickness.


 By positioning your wheels significantly further out than vehicle engineers intended them to be, you can negatively affect the vehicle’s suspension geometry. When a wheel is positioned on the hub as designers intended, the load of the vehicle rests squarely and evenly on the wheel bearings positioned inside the hub. When a wheel sits further out, the angle of the load on the wheel bearings changes and becomes uneven. This can cause premature bearing failure. Alignment specs can be affected to the point of causing premature tire wear and greater steering difficulty.