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Centerlocks - I'm out! ....Hello 5-lug conversion!

 
Old 10-04-2012, 04:54 PM
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I am extremely paranoid now. It is happening without any warning or signs. Is it truly a user error (over torquing as being a common issue)
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:15 PM
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I was in Paris today and spoke with Ó Porsche manager. They Will send me someone to analyse the failure... I give you all the details.
Waiting this, does someone could contact me by email for the 5 lubs conversion?
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Originally Posted by franck84 View Post
I was in Paris today and spoke with Ó Porsche manager. They Will send me someone to analyse the failure... I give you all the details.
Waiting this, does someone could contact me by email for the 5 lubs conversion?
Franck84, sorry about the trouble with the CL's. Glad you are ok, though.
Can you tell us how many track miles your car had at the time of the failure? And what type of tires you use on track?
Thanks
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:02 PM
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Hey guys, for those of you who have done the conversion first hand and know your stuff, can someone put together an email with the part numbers of bearings, hubs etc and email it to Franck so he can get it under way considering english is his 2nd language and he may not be confident to do it off the thread himself... Cheers...

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Old 10-05-2012, 02:32 AM
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Hi everybody,

First i want to thank you, this forum is really great, and the people specialy sympathic... I have receive the list of the parts for the conversion.
About the failure, my car have 15 000 miles, and have done around 12 track days without any problems ( no one exit from track ).
My real preocupation (It's the reason why i want to convert 5 lugs), Porsche doesn't say something else than "non oem rims"... Or i think that is not the origin of the failure, so i'm afraid. But excepted that the car is great !
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by 911SLOW View Post
Pete thanks for effort.

Franck84, welcome to the forum. I hope that after the conversion you will only post pleasant experiences.


Doug, I'm going to stick the thread.


Best

John
Welcome Franck!!!!

Since you have had a bad experience with CLs and now you are forced to do a hub purchace and R&R......it is best to do the 5-Lug (Doug-lug...D-Lug conversion) now.

Post your photos if you do! Or get myself or savyboy or 911slow to help you.

Best of luck!!!
Doug N

PS. Thanks John......you da man!
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This is nuts, Porsche shouldn't build a wheel carrier that break even if it was over torqued!
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:59 PM
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Doug thanks!. I was without access and Mooty took care of it.
Franck has our emails and can ask for more details.

Our GT forums rock!
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Originally Posted by franck84 View Post
Hi everybody,

First i want to thank you, this forum is really great, and the people specialy sympathic... I have receive the list of the parts for the conversion.
About the failure, my car have 15 000 miles, and have done around 12 track days without any problems ( no one exit from track ).
My real preocupation (It's the reason why i want to convert 5 lugs), Porsche doesn't say something else than "non oem rims"... Or i think that is not the origin of the failure, so i'm afraid. But excepted that the car is great !
This is exactly the reason I am sticking to OEM wheels, tempted as it might be to get an extra set of OZ. The guy @ Porsche Aachen who always helps me out told me that non-OEM wheels = loss of warranty on all wheel related parts (hubs etc.).
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Originally Posted by ir_fuel View Post
This is exactly the reason I am sticking to OEM wheels, tempted as it might be to get an extra set of OZ. The guy @ Porsche Aachen who always helps me out told me that non-OEM wheels = loss of warranty on all wheel related parts (hubs etc.).
The irony is that Porsche broke every single one of their commandments 2 years ago in the NBRG 24 hour when they showed us how great these gen 2 cars are with their RS entry... They ran aftermarket BBS wheels in 18s with slicks, they rattled wheels on and off and did F%k all greasing procedures and got by just fine... Its not that their system is tragically flawed but they are looking for excuses to dodge repairs as these failures result in significant body damage... Shame on them! :/
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Originally Posted by 911SLOW View Post
Doug thanks!. I was without access and Mooty took care of it.
Franck has our emails and can ask for more details.

Our GT forums rock!
pleasure was mine

next I'm doing eight lug conversion like my truck. more lug more safe lol
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Originally Posted by 911rox View Post
Hey guys, for those of you who have done the conversion first hand and know your stuff, can someone put together an email with the part numbers of bearings, hubs etc and email it to Franck so he can get it under way considering english is his 2nd language and he may not be confident to do it off the thread himself... Cheers...
DONE
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Originally Posted by Basal Skull View Post
This is nuts, Porsche shouldn't build a wheel carrier that break even if it was over torqued!
Well, CL is just one big NUT to start with.
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DONE
You're a gun Mooty!!! Awesome effort!
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^ DJN should deserve the credit. he's the pioneer, i am the copy cat.
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