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Center Lock Wheel Change: Tips and Tools

GTS owners and other interested folks:

Here are some compiled threads and info:

http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...s-learned.html

http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...-diy-guys.html

http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...-2010-gt3.html

http://www.suncoastparts.com/category/gt2rswheac.html

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Maybe we could start a repository here in GTS/997.2 land
 
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From what I have read it's mostly about having the uber expensive tools...
 
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Center Locks have got to be a total PITA.
 
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That first one was a new one for me. Good stuff. I'm about to take my first crack at them.
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Thanks for the info...appreciated!
 
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I want a GTS but the used market on them already is scary..
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2011-...item2eb377d0f7
 
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The intent of the thread here is to share tecnical info and to help people re center lock wheels.

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Got my tools for the Center Locks. First try coming soon.
 
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Fjpgt3: Looking forward to your report. Please list what tools you went with.
 

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The tools are:
Porsche collapsible breaker bar. From Sunset Porsche.
Tooltopia.com Precision Instruments (PREC4D600F) torque wrench.
3R Racing Centerlock wheel Hub alignment tool.
Lastly the 3M adhesive wall hooks.
 
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Thanks for the post of your tool set

Thanks for the post of your tool set.

The PI torque wrench is nice - made in USA and reasonably priced.

I am going for the same set-up.
 
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Finally removed the wheels. Got a demo of the process at my dealership. I could not budge the CL bolt on the first attempt. The 'unknown' made it a bit daunting, when I could not get it to move. It took a neighbor and I to push the breaker bar on the first one. The other three all went smoothly, solo. It was rewarding to "get it done". I rather like them now. All the forum posts really made it possible. Special thanks to "Clifton" on RL. His step of jiggling the locking pin with a hex tool was huge. I would have thought I had done it all wrong without knowing that. His pics are attached.
Thank you all.
 
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Giving it a go

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Finally removed the wheels. Got a demo of the process at my dealership. I could not budge the CL bolt on the first attempt. The 'unknown' made it a bit daunting, when I could not get it to move. It took a neighbor and I to push the breaker bar on the first one. The other three all went smoothly, solo. It was rewarding to "get it done". I rather like them now. All the forum posts really made it possible. Special thanks to "Clifton" on RL. His step of jiggling the locking pin with a hex tool was huge. I would have thought I had done it all wrong without knowing that. His pics are attached.
Thank you all.
fjpgt- thanks for the share - I am looking forward to trying as you have. In anticipation, have purchased: Porsche collapsible breaker bar, from Sunset Porsche, and torque wrench from Tooltopia.com, Precision Instruments (PREC4D600F) .

Q: How critical is the 3R Racing Centerlock wheel Hub alignment tool ? Uber expensive, but looks like a nice chunk 'o Al
 
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unclejosh,
As you know the 3R tool is basically an insurance device. To prevent damage to the ceramics. The Tech at my dealership was very glad to see I had one. He used a similar tool.
When Suncoast charges: PCCB Front Rotor Set
Code: 99735103196AND99735103296
Price: $9,300.00
$350 seems kind of reasonable.
Perhaps you will not remove the wheels all that often, and could carefully manage without one.
I found it gave me peace of mind.. The tool eliminates one opportunity to damage.
 
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