The Benefits of Using Wheel Spacers on GMC Sierra
The GMC Sierra truck series was first introduced in 1975. Since then, each generation has offered more style, reliability and efficiency than the one before. The heavy-duty full-size truck has been in constant development and is available with either a diesel or gasoline powered engine. There’s a new electric GMC Sierra that’s underway and consumers could get it soon. The vehicle has won numerous awards including the 1999 Truck of the Year Award; the 2001, 2002 and 2003 Best Pickup Truck Award and the 2007 North American Truck of the Year.
Taking good care of your GMC Sierra involves equipping it with high-quality parts. If you’re looking for the most affordable and reliable GMC Wheel adapters and wheel spacers, a wide variety from which you can choose from. We have partnered with some of the most reliable suppliers such as Fabtech, Rugged Ridge, Weapon-R, H&R, ReadyLIFT, Baer, and many more to ensure that you get the best and most durable products. Don’t hesitate to take a look at what we have for your GMC Sierra. It pays to spoil your truck once in a while.
Choosing Bolt Pattern & Thickness
Wheel spacers are used for various reasons. They can be installed for aesthetic purposes. Pushing your wheels further outwards gives your GMC Sierra an aggressive look. They can also be used to correct aftermarket wheel offset or improve caliper clearance where a larger brake kit has been installed. They are affordable, easy to install and do not require much expertise. To know your effective wheel offset:
- Measure your existing wheel offset
- Determine the thickness of your spacer
- If listed in inches, convert your measurements to millimeters (1” = 25 mm, 1.5” = 35 mm )
- Find the effective offset by subtracting the spacer thickness from the wheel offset.
Installing Wheel Spacers on GMC Sierra
- Chock your tires to prevent the truck from rolling. Jack up the vehicle and let your wheels float above ground.
- Use a socket wrench to remove all the lug nuts.
- Remove all the wheels/tires.
- Remove the factory retaining clips if present. The wheel spacer needs to sit flat to prevent vibration.
- Fix and tighten the wheel spacers on the studs.
- Re-install your wheels/tires.
- Use a torque wrench to tighten the lug nuts to factory specifications.
Wheel lug nuts should be periodically inspected and re-torqued to manufacturer’s specifications during routine maintenance and service checks.
GMC Sierra Mods with Wheel Spacers: Before & After (Pics)