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Old 04-15-2019, 01:05 PM
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Is there any reason I can't or shouldn't change my own wheels?

I have jack pucks, I have lug rod, I have a jack.

I searched but find pages of DIY but didn't see changing your own wheels.

I don't have a torque wrench, but I have never used on on any of my other cars.

Any tips on changing the wheels?
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Old 04-15-2019, 01:15 PM
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I assume you have a different set of wheels?
Do you have the special wheel nut socket?
Do you have the wheel guide bar to make sure you can center the wheel when reinstalling?
I would get a torque wrench, just to make sure things are tight the proper way.

You don't have to worry about it. I let my 13-year old boy do it for me while I listen to him talk about Nissan GTRs and EVOs...
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Old 04-15-2019, 01:16 PM
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Get a torque wrench, make sure you torque all the lug nuts to proper spec, rest is straight forward

Don't forget to take a moment to clean the barrels of the wheels while you have em off, along with check brake, calipers, etc.
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Old 04-15-2019, 01:20 PM
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It's pretty standard. Just use the correct jacking pads to avoid damage. Jack stands are nice. Torque properly.
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Old 04-15-2019, 01:26 PM
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Piece of cake if you know how. Disastrous if you screw up as seen on Youtube with wheels coming off .
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Old 04-15-2019, 01:34 PM
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All good comments. What size socket do I need? 991.2 C4S

Where do I get the correct torque is correct?
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Old 04-15-2019, 01:53 PM
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19mm socket
118 ft/lb as listed in the manual
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Old 04-15-2019, 01:53 PM
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OEM lug bolts are 19mm IIRC. There is an anti-theft lug on each wheel, you should find the key for it in one of the compartments in the frunk. Tighten to 118 ft-lb.
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Old 04-15-2019, 02:40 PM
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A few tips...
- Wrap some painters tape around the outside barrel of the socket
- Pneumatic Impact or Cheap electric impact is helpful to take off the lugs
- a light film of anti seize on the wheel/barrel/hub contact points can be helpful
- After hand starting the lugs incrementally tighten in a Criss Cross/Diagonal Pattern
- Finally Torque to spec in a Criss Cross/Diagonal Pattern

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Old 04-15-2019, 06:41 PM
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:43 PM
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Something like that is a good starter project to give you a little confidence and be willing to learn and do more car projects. Get a torque wrench. When not using the torque wrench don't store it at 118 lb setting. Twist it back to the starting point. Better for the wrench long term.
Give it a shot. You can do it.
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:50 PM
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And use electrical tape (usually Black) instead of painters tape (usually Blue) to help protect your wheels, or use soft sockets as shown via the URL above.
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:06 PM
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Re-torque your wheels after 100 miles.
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:07 PM
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Very important. Surprised that no one mentioned it. Get at least 2 wheel hangers. It'll save you a lot of muscle as well as safeguard scratching your brake calipers during dismount as well as mounting the tires.
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by HenryPcar View Post
Very important. Surprised that no one mentioned it. Get at least 2 wheel hangers. It'll save you a lot of muscle as well as safeguard scratching your brake calipers during dismount as well as mounting the tires.
If you have PCCB, definitely get two.

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-schwaben.../002840sch01a/

That's the correct part (despite what it says when you punch in 911).

There's a cheaper one down the page. But, it sucks.
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