How To Fit Your Wheel Adapters or Bolt-On Spacers
Firstly, thank you for purchasing your wheel adapters/bolt on wheel spacers from us at pcdparts.co.uk. If you follow these steps carefully and do as instructed, then these adapters/spacers are simple and easy to fit at home providing you have the tools to do so.
**NEVER USE AN IMPACT SOCKET GUN, ALWAYS USE HAND TOOLS FOR THE LIFETIME THE ADAPTERS ARE FITTED**
Before you start:
- CHECK ALL BOLTS ARE THE SAME LENGTH
- YOU HAVE THE CORRECT BOLT SEAT FOR YOUR WHEELS
- TORQUE THE WHEEL BOLTS TO MANUFACTURERS SPEC OR NO GREATER THAN 150NM
Step 1: It is vital that you test/trial fit the adapter/spacer to the new wheel first. This is to ensure that your original wheel bolts from your vehicle don’t protrude through the back of the adapter.
With the wheel bolt you intend to use, push it through the front of the wheel. Holding the adapter flush up to the rear of the wheel, tighten the wheel bolt into the thread of the adapter.
DID THE WHEEL BOLT STICK OUT THE REAR OF THE ADAPTER?
YES? STOP! DO NOT FIT THEM. SEEK NEW SHORTER WHEEL BOLTS FOR YOUR VEHICLE OR WIDER ADAPTERS/SPACERS IF YOUR VEHICLE ALLOWS.
NO? MOVE ONTO STEP 2
Step 2: Remove the wheel bolt from the wheel and adapter. Remove old wheels from your vehicle if required.
Step 3: With a wire brush and rag, clean all dirt and rust from the rear of the wheel and from the wheel hub.
Step 4: Optional whether you use grease at this stage, gently mount the wheel adapter onto the wheel hub. Being careful not to damage the surface of the adapter. (THE ADAPTER/SPACER NEEDS TO SIT FLAT/FLUSH TO THE WHEEL HUB. DO NOT MOUNT THE WHEEL IF THE ADAPTER/SPACER IS NOT SITTING FLAT AGAINST THE HUB) Carefully using the retaining bolts provided, bolt the adapter to the wheel hub (through the large tapered/countersunk holes). Torque these bolts up to the specification of the vehicle manufacturer using a hand socket wrench.
Step 5: Gently mount the wheel onto the wheel adapter. Again, taking care not to damage the adapter surface or the spigot. ENSURE THE WHEEL SITS FLAT/FLUSH TO THE ADAPTER/SPACER
Step 6: Bolt the wheel to the wheel adapter. Making sure not to cross the threads on the adapter, start by screwing them in by hand. Torque the bolts to the vehicle manufacturers specification.
WHILE THE VEHICLE IS STILL JACKED UP ROTATE THE WHEELS (ALL 4) TO CHECK THAT THE WHEEL IS ROTATING FREELY AND NOT CATCHING ON THE RETAINING BOLTS
ARE YOU EXPERIENCING WHEEL WOBBLE?
- YOUR BOLTS MAYBE TOO LONG FOR THE ADAPTER/SPACERS - PURCHASE SHORTER BOLTS
- CHECK THAT YOU ARE USING THE CORRECT BOLT SEAT FOR THE WHEELS – THIS IS IMPERATIVE AS THE INCORRECT BOLT SEAT CAN RESULT IN THE WHEEL BOLTS BECOMING LOOSE.
- SPIGOT RINGS MAY BE REQUIRED IF THE WHEEL CENTREBORE IS TOO BIG FOR THE ADAPTER/SPACER BORE.
ARE YOU WHEELS RUBBING?
- THE WIDTH OF ADAPTER IS TOO WIDE FOR YOUR SUSPENSION SET UP - REMOVE ADAPTERS/SPACERS.
YOUR WHEELS WON’T FREELY ROTATE?
- THE RETAINING BOLTS ARE TOO LONG– SEEK SHORTER BOLTS BEFORE DRIVING THE VEHICLE
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