Review & Install Video
Hey, guys. It's Joe from AmericanTrucks. And today, we're gonna be taking a closer look at the Coyote 2-Inch Billet Aluminum Hubcentric 6-Lug Wheel Spacers, fitting all '15 and newer F-150s. So these are gonna be a great option for any F-150 owner out there looking for a high-quality wheel spacer to add some aggressive offset to their F-150.
Right off the top of our video here, I do just want to address the controversy with wheel spacers in general. Now there's a lot of people on the forums and on the internet that are gonna say that these just are not worth the extra suspension stress and the looks that these give you are just not worth it in general. Now there's a lot of articles out there that go deeper in-depth on the pros and cons of these. I'm gonna tell you what I know is the truth, I'm gonna tell you about these and basically why these are one of the best spacers on the market if that is what you're looking for.
So let's get right to the video here, what are the Coyote 2-inch spacers made out of? Well, these are 6061 grade aluminum which is really great stuff. We got that black anodized coating on there that's gonna provide a nice layer of protection against any corrosion. On top of that, as you guys heard in the title, these are what's called hubcentric, so that is going to be a good thing. Basically what that means is this bore in the middle here which is 87 millimeters, perfect for '15 and newer F-150, that is what's going to distribute the weight of the wheel around the hub, 360 degrees, that's basically as good as they can get.
A lot of other spacers out there, they're gonna be what's called lugcentric and what that means is all of the stress is gonna be on the studs themselves rather than again the hubcentric which is the stress going on this bore in the middle here. Hubcentric is gonna be more durable, lugcentric is gonna be a little bit less durable but more universal. So hubcentric is what you want.
On top of that, a lot of the more budget friendly spacers out there, they're gonna be made out of cast aluminum rather than billet aluminum. Again, these are the billet so these are gonna be a little bit of an upgrade. The structure, the way this aluminum is made is just gonna be more uniform and therefore more durable than cast aluminum would be. So again, hubcentric and billet aluminum are pretty much the best you can get in terms of design and durability.
Next up I want to get into some of the numbers here and the math isn't going to be as hard as you think it is. These are gonna basically push your wheels out two inches and for the metric guys out there that's about 50.1-millimeter, so you're basically adding that negative offset to your truck with a spacer like this one. That's gonna give you a lot of benefits not only in the looks and clearance department but it's also gonna give you that wider track width which is great for off-roading and handling in general.
So here is where we get to the controversy. By putting these on, pushing your wheels out, you're basically making a bigger lever arm between the contact patch on your tire and your suspension components, and you're gonna be multiplying the forces a little bit. Now, I'm not gonna lie to you, that could potentially cause some premature wear, however, you do want to be smart about this. If you have a supercharger on your truck, you're putting down close to 700 horsepower, you're gonna be multiplying the forces on these. If you plan on routinely towing 13,000 pounds with your F-150, you're gonna be multiplying the forces on these. So just be smart, your truck isn't gonna disintegrate with these on them, that's for sure. The F-150 can take some abuse here and these can definitely be worth it for some guys out there. However, you do just want to be smart and be wary about the fact that these are gonna put some additional stress on your suspension.
Before we jump into the price, just a couple numbers for the guys out there that might need it. Bolt pattern on these is gonna be 6x135, thread pitch is gonna be the same exact one as our F-150 here, 14x15 and also again we have an 87-millimeter bore right here in the middle for our hubcentric centering.
So as far as pricing goes, as you see him right here for the pair with all the lug nuts you need, we're only looking at about 80 bucks and that is one heck of a deal for basically the best build quality spacers money can buy. Now if you don't believe me, take it from our customers. Take a look at the website. We're currently in mid-2019, this has about 40 reviews on it right now. 4.8 out of 5 stars. So those are really good reviews. On top of that, there are a bunch of customer pictures so you can see what these look like with different color trucks, different wheel and tire combos, I highly recommend you check it out. That could give a better representation of what we can do on our lead foot gray '18 F-150 here.
Moving right along to our install portion here, a couple of things I do want to touch on. Install these just like we're gonna show you how to do in just a second here. Drive about 500 miles then come back and check the torque, you want to make sure these are secure properly to your truck. On top of that, another benefit with the 2-inch, these are gonna be deep enough to clear the studs on our F-150 entirely, so there's gonna be no need to break out the cut off wheel to get these installed and the wheels secure on these properly. So without any further ado, let me show you what tools you might need and how it's done.
For this install, you'll need a torque wrench, impact and 19-millimeter socket. Now you're also gonna need a way to get your factory wheels off and for that, you'll need a 21-millimeter socket and not pictured here will be the floor jack. So the install for a spacer is going to be really, really easy. We even skipped a few steps here. We have the truck jacked up really safely here, we already have the wheel off. And once you to get caught up with us, all you're gonna do is take the spacer and put it over the lug studs.
Now in the case of the F-150, the studs on our truck are the same thread pitch as the studs on our spacer. So we're just gonna use the lug nuts included in the kit to tighten down the spacer to the hub. Now the holes on here are a little bit tight, so I'm using the thin-walled chrome socket just to get these started and then we'll put this on the torque wrench to tighten them down.
So there are a lot of threads and this is still pretty loose here, so I'm just gonna put that socket on the end of the impact just to take up these threads. I'm not even gonna impact this thing. However, I am gonna do it in the plastic star pattern. So now that this is vaguely snug, we have it nice and flush to the hub, we're just gonna come in with the same socket on the torque wrench here and this only needs to be torqued to about 90, 95 pounds based on the stud diameter here. Once you put the wheel on though, you do want to torque that factory which for our '18 F-150 here is around 150 and that is in foot-pounds.
Now a couple things to mention, obviously just like we did with the impact, you want to make sure this is done in that star pattern. And if this does spin on you in the rear, you could put on the e-brake or have somebody step on the brake pedal in the truck. But that's gonna do it for my review and install of the Coyote 2-Inch Billet Aluminum Hubcentric 6-Lug Wheel Spacers, fitting all '15 and newer F-150s. Thank you guys for watching. Subscribe for more like this one. Keep it right here at AmericanTrucks for all things F-150.