Wheel spacers are commonly used to ensure that a particular set of wheels will fit properly on a vehicle. If wheels interfere with suspension components or body in the inner wheel arches, then installing a set of wheel spacers may solve this problem by setting the wheels further away from the body.
Another reason that wheel spacers are used is to make a vehicle look better. Wheels that come out to the edge of a vehicle’s body line give the vehicle a better “stance.” Wheel spacers have been used for years by companies such as Porsche to not only improve handling but to make the vehicle look more aggressive.
An Additional reason for using wheel spacers is to improve the handling of your vehicle. Wheel spacers are installed between the hub and the wheel and push the wheel further away from the chassis, widening the track. This increases the amount of grip that your vehicle has in corners, allowing faster cornering. Spacers can also change the balance of your car’s handling and overall drivability.