When it comes to UTV wheel spacers on the Polaris General, there aren’t too many disadvantages -- that is if they are properly installed with the correct torque specs. In addition, riders must ensure that the torque specs are maintained. You may also need to adjust your alignment to keep the turn angles on the front wheels from scrubbing on tight turns. If you have any worries or inhibitions about wheel spacers and adapters, your worries are misplaced. Rumors about overstressing the OEM lugs or having a wheel fly off on the trail are only myths, and they have been debunked repeatedly in many 4x4 and off-road magazine articles and video segments as well as official press releases from Polaris and other leading aftermarket UTV parts producers.
We here at Everything Polaris Ranger have the first-hand experience with wheel spacers, having seen and even driving them on massively overpowered rock bouncers with 50-inch tires and 1000-horsepower drag racing cars. And after seeing wheel spacers in action as well as running them on our personal machine, we’ve seen zero issues. It all comes down to whether or not the wheel spacers or adapters were properly installed and maintained. That being said, if you pinch pennies and buy crap components, expect commensurate results on the trail. If you’re you’re running a solid 2-inch aluminum or cast steel wheel adapter set on your Polaris General, you’re in good shape. And if you’re looking for the right blend of quality and affordability, at Everything Polaris Ranger, we’ve got the Polaris General rim adapters and spacers that are high-grade yet low-price.