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Old 01-17-2014, 10:50 PM
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Should be getting my Turbo S in the next two weeks. It's got the center lock wheels. Just wondering what the recommended tools are for the centerlocks - torque wrench, torque multiplier, etc.
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:54 AM
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When I had my Testarossa with center hubs I got a rare and expensive Ferrari part octagonal socket, a breaker bar with a pipe inserted on the end, and a long arm torque wrench, also expensive.

For the Porsche I spent some time looking into this and reading other threads. I went with a 6x torque multiplier from ebay. There are several brands, Armstrong, Proto, Snap-on, Williams, etc. that make essentially the same tool and if you're patient you can get a lightly used one for $250-$300 instead of the $1,600 list and $900 new discount price. Sears makes a great breaker bar (~$40) with the socket adapter slid on over the end instead of a pin type joint. Not sure if I'd use the torque multiplier with the breaker bar as it usually requires perhaps 50% more torque to break the nut free than used to tighten it. It should still be ok but I can't say for sure. With the 6x torque multiplier you can use a reasonably priced torque wrench that's capable of producing the required approximate 60 lb-ft for tightening.

With the PCCB I got one of those 3R Racing wheel removal (expensive at ~$400 but worthwhile insurance) guides to prevent damage to those ultra expensive rotors.
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^^ Good stuff. Thanks.
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