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2020/06/17 09:29:12 (permalink)

Tyre Change with Centre Locks (Recommendation)

Good Morning Folks,
 
I am based in West Lothian and have a 991.1 C4 GTS with centre lock wheels. I had booked into and attended a race specialist in Livingston and they could not remove the wheels due to not having the correct torque bar.  I am wondering if anyone has recommendations for a local provider to change my tyres / check wheel alignment? I am keen to stay away from the national chains for obvious reasons.
 
Thanks allot in advance and hope to be able to meet many of you when this becomes possible. 

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Re: Tyre Change with Centre Locks (Recommendation) 2020/06/17 10:55:54 (permalink)
Porsche Centre Edinburgh?

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Re: Tyre Change with Centre Locks (Recommendation) 2020/06/17 12:25:48 (permalink)
Hi Alan,
 
Thanks for this. I will take there if I cannot find a more local specialist.
 
Warmest,
 
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Re: Tyre Change with Centre Locks (Recommendation) 2020/06/18 11:53:17 (permalink)
Redpath Tyres might be worth a call.  They are the only Pirelli Performance Centre in the East and a cut above the National chains.  I've asked a pal too who has centre locks
 
https://www.pirelli.com/tyres/en-gb/car/about-us/performance-centres
 
 

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Re: Tyre Change with Centre Locks (Recommendation) 2020/06/18 14:34:55 (permalink)
My friend tells me SKIDZ in Falkirk can do them and they have a good reputation

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Re: Tyre Change with Centre Locks (Recommendation) 2020/06/18 22:16:16 (permalink)
Thanks Gents,
 
i Appreciate the replies and shall make further enquiry.
 
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Re: Tyre Change with Centre Locks (Recommendation) 2020/06/18 23:11:47 (permalink)
Can't help with a suitable supplier in your area, but there's some useful info in the 991 Register forum "Members Only, Tricks and Tips" section including info on removing and refitting centre-locks.
 
The link is here https://www.porscheclubgb.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=1004120#1004120
Regards,
 
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Re: Tyre Change with Centre Locks (Recommendation) 2020/06/19 16:32:42 (permalink)
Thanks Clive 
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Re: Tyre Change with Centre Locks (Recommendation) 2020/06/22 13:54:23 (permalink)
Chappelle
Redpath Tyres might be worth a call.  They are the only Pirelli Performance Centre in the East and a cut above the National chains.  I've asked a pal too who has centre locks
 
https://www.pirelli.com/tyres/en-gb/car/about-us/performance-centres
 
 


I would second Redpath. They did a good job on my 20" Spyder wheels last year.

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Re: Tyre Change with Centre Locks (Recommendation) 2020/06/23 08:28:55 (permalink)
Hi Roddy,
 
I can do this for you, I have a 991 Cup car here so we have the wheels on and off a lot.  I'm in Bo'ness.
 
 
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Re: Tyre Change with Centre Locks (Recommendation) 2020/06/28 12:28:52 (permalink)
yes Redpath did my 997GTS and no problems
they do commercial stuff so have the big long torque wrenches
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Re: Tyre Change with Centre Locks (Recommendation) 2020/06/29 10:31:42 (permalink)
Folks,
 
Thanks allot for all your replies and offers. I have managed to get sorted. 
 
Look forwards to meeting you soon.
 
Roddy
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