We’d be happy to set you up with a wheel & tire package that’s perfect for your 2009 Mazda Tribute, one that puts the most rubber on the road for optimal traction and handling, delivers an awesome appearance and perfect tire-to-fender gap and stance that makes you look over your shoulder when walking away from your ride, doesn’t hit the frame or suspension and gives you the clearance needed for a big brake kit. But if budget constraints means you have to roll with what you have - wheels that may not have the ideal offset or the right bolt pattern, we have the spacers or adapters that can make them work.
Wheel spacers position the wheels further away from the hubs. Doing this can give you the clearance you need to run a wheel & tire combo that would otherwise rub on the frame or springs, and/or give you the clearance you need to install the larger diameter brake rotors and aftermarket calipers that come in a performance brake kit. Spacers can also push the tires outward so they’re flush with the fenders for the ideal stance, and to widen the track, which increases stability for better handling. Adapters both space the wheels out and allow wheels with a different bolt pattern to be mounted.
We offer a large selection of spacers in a range of widths and in all common bolt patterns, so you can get the ones that will position your wheels exactly where you want them. Thin spacers of 8mm or less may be able to be used with the standard length studs or bolts if enough thread is available for safe wheel fitment. A thicker brake rotor in a big brake kit and wheel thickness are other variables that must be considered. Some kits may include longer bolts or studs, or the length that must be used for safe wheel installation may be specified, so you can measure and decide. Thicker spacers generally push the wheels too far out to enable use of the stock studs/bolts, and these usually come with studs installed or include longer bolts according to application.