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Peter_Bull
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2021/01/14 14:36:50 (permalink)

Wheel guides

When I had my 997 it had PCCB disks and I was always very wary of taking the wheels off as the are easily chipped and cost a fortune to replace. 
 
I bought myself two wheels guides and it made things so much easier and safer to take the wheels off and on again. Basically they are just a long aluminum stud, about 6" long, that screw into one of the bolt holes.  Certainly gave me peace of mind too.
 

 
Now that I have the 992, and also a set of winter wheels, I have bought two wheel guides in case I decide to swap the wheels over any time. 
 
Mind you, the wheels are so heavy that there is no way I can lift them with my back.  Good job I have a lovely wife to do the job for me
 
I bought mine form Simon at https://www.9apart.co.uk/
 
post edited by Peter_Bull - 2021/01/14 22:48:41


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Schuey
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Re: Wheel guides 2021/01/14 16:00:01 (permalink)
That's a brilliant idea Peter, didn't even know this type of thing existed if I'm honest.  I myself do like to take my wheels off at least once a year for a proper clean and detail so this is something worth investing in.

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Re: Wheel guides 2021/01/14 16:04:40 (permalink)
They used to be included in the standard 911 tool kit, but I assume this is no longer the case in the 992 model range.
 
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Re: Wheel guides 2021/01/15 09:01:36 (permalink)
Have been using these for well over 10 years now - simple but brilliant.  You can get by with one but I think two makes life even easier.  At £20 for a pair they have to be one of the best value accessories I've bought for the car!
post edited by tscaptain - 2021/01/15 17:48:53

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Re: Wheel guides 2021/01/15 10:07:18 (permalink)
You could also just chop the heads off a couple of 14mm fine threaded bolts for less than a fiver!
 
 
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Re: Wheel guides 2021/01/15 11:24:33 (permalink)
It's a while since I bought mine but they were significantly cheapest at the OPC with PCGB discount. They carried them in stock. 

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Re: Wheel guides 2021/01/15 12:52:50 (permalink)
I bought a set on ebay many years ago, a pair cost less than £10 - one third of the price of a pair of OEM ones -  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/E-Tech-Engineering-Quick-Align-Wheel-Mounting-Tool-M14-x-1-5mm-Pair/361889009005?hash=item5442440d6d:g:PaYAAOSwGIVdzQph
 


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Re: Wheel guides 2021/01/15 16:56:57 (permalink)
And some at only £6.99....
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223480382915
 
 
 

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