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Old 06-15-2019, 04:40 PM   #1
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Reminder for the veterans and news for the newbies

Recognize this? Itís in your tool kit and indispensable.
Itís used to mount your wheels and a huge help. I forgot and was struggling for a minute. Gray matter kicked in.



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Old 06-15-2019, 05:10 PM   #2
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I'll have to check to make sure I have it, but I can see how it can be indispensable.
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You're kidding, all these years???
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You're kidding, all these years???
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Old 06-15-2019, 07:30 PM   #6
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Recognize this? It’s in your tool kit and indispensable.
It’s used to mount your wheels and a huge help.
Stuff like this is too easy to forget.
I sourced a second one.
Now I hang wheels on two guide pins.
Gone is the balancing act and the likelihood of caliper paint damage trying to keep the wheel and hub lined up as you put in that first wheel bolt.
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Old 06-15-2019, 07:44 PM   #7
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Good work, youíve inspired me. I have 3 986s so I have spares


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Old 06-16-2019, 01:18 AM   #8
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Stud kits go on all of my cars and are so worth it. I HATE lugnuts with a passion, I think it was the early years of wrenching on VWs that bred this hatred. If VWs had come with this wheel hanger maybe I’d tolerate it better but in the end I think studs save so much time even for mundane projects.
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Stuff like this is too easy to forget.
I sourced a second one.
Now I hang wheels on two guide pins.
Gone is the balancing act and the likelihood of caliper paint damage trying to keep the wheel and hub lined up as you put in that first wheel bolt.
I have two also, an excellent purchase
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Old 06-16-2019, 02:17 PM   #10
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Real men have studs and don't need no stinkin guide pin
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From the new owner side, thank you. BMW also has a locating pin in some of the tool kits. I totally forgot about this when I took a wheel off to replace a center cap. Now I have the "brake check" light on so I'm guessing I knocked the sensor when trying to replace the wheel.
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Real men have studs and don't need no stinkin guide pin
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Real men have studs and don't need no stinkin guide pin
Real men hold the wheel up with one hand and put the wheel bolt in with the other.
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And evertime I use it I say to myself buy 4 studs and toss these GD locks.
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Old 06-19-2019, 09:55 AM   #15
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Recognize this? Itís in your tool kit and indispensable.
Itís used to mount your wheels and a huge help. I forgot and was struggling for a minute. Gray matter kicked in.



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Best post in a long time! I owned my 2003 Boxster S for 6 years now and had no idea about this tool. Particularly since I put on spacers itís been pure hell getting that first bolt in. Thank you ttt. Just been out behind the spare wheel, and right enough, there it is - made my day!
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:01 AM   #16
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I have one, I know what it is, I still rarely use it.
Maybe if I had two of them, but with one the wheel can still spin on the stud and whack my painted rotors. I just lift it up with both hands and push it onto the hub, it is usually secure enough once it's pushed on to take your time fitting the lugs.
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This is what happens when moronic tire installers don't use it:

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[QUOTE=particlewave;597901]This is what happens when moronic tire installers don't use it:



That and a rag in the bead, am I right?


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Old 06-20-2019, 09:28 PM   #19
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I have to wonder Y Porsche would do it this way,..But, it is just like my 914 but those are easy,..
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That and a rag in the bead, am I right?
Remember when people used to take pride in their work?

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