The Benefits of Using Wheel Spacers on Nissan Frontier
The Nissan Frontier is sold globally as the Nissan Navara. It was first introduced to the mid-size truck family in North, South and Central America in 1997. Before the Pathfinder’s makeover in 2012, its underpinnings were exactly similar to those of the Frontier.
The Frontier saw an overhaul in 2004 that introduced to the world the second-generation Nissan Frontier. It was the brand’s most successful mid-size truck. In 2014, the third-generation model was introduced, but the production of the second-generation model continued due to its success.
Choosing Bolt Pattern & Thickness
While considering your vehicle’s individual customizations, how do you determine the correct thickness of the spacer that you’ll need? You could make a calculated guess on how much further your wheel needs to sit based on your tire/wheel combo measurements.
This, however, may prove to be challenging as you might need to consistently repeat your calculations. On the other hand, you could order spacers of varying thickness, test them out and pick the one that fits.
This, nevertheless, is impractical and wastes a lot of time, effort and money. Bearing this in mind, we have a solution that provides the most accurate results while costing you much less.
Installing Wheel Spacers on Nissan Frontier
Most of the information available out there will advise you not to add any spacers to your Nissan Frontier. However, adding quality spacers that are safely locked down doesn’t add any more exterior angle stress than what you’d find on IFS suspensions where backspaced wheels are correctly installed.
Pushing out your tires will increase your vehicle’s stance and stability. Where new tires are larger than existing tires, the threading between the wheel studs and spacer studs can differ. Use the spacer lugs in place of the wheel lugs.
You can also use a permanent sealant like red Loctite to lock the threaded fasteners. Ensure that the spacer sitting is just right to prevent movement should the sealant fail.
Once everything is buttoned up correctly, the subtle changes should look proportionally accurate. This prevents any fender damage that could arise from any rubbing.
Nissan Frontier Mods with Wheel Spacers: Before & After (Pics)
1.5″ wheel spacers: