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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:52 pm    Post subject: Wheel Bolt help needed!! Reply with quote

Help!!

Does anyone know the longest bolt length that can be fitted to a 997 gen2 without interfering with the hub? In short had my wheels refurbed, got them back fitted the tequipment 5mm spacer kit and now chasing down a vibration!! Need to remove the spacers but don’t have the original bolts to hand so ideally need to fit the 50mm tequipment ones!!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Wheel Bolt help needed!! Reply with quote

Richtw wrote:
Help!!

Does anyone know the longest bolt length that can be fitted to a 997 gen2 without interfering with the hub? In short had my wheels refurbed, got them back fitted the tequipment 5mm spacer kit and now chasing down a vibration!! Need to remove the spacers but don’t have the original bolts to hand so ideally need to fit the 50mm tequipment ones!!

Anyone?

Thanks Smile

Oem bolts protrude more than 5mm through the hub flange so you dont need long bolts. I would get wheels balanced again
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try removing the spacer: unless you have the nice flanged ones, then you may never be able to properly centre the rim and you will have endless wheel wobble.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaxA wrote:
Try removing the spacer: unless you have the nice flanged ones, then you may never be able to properly centre the rim and you will have endless wheel wobble.


5mm spacers dont even cover the existing hub flange so you can seat the wheel the same as without them
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well got my original wheel bolts back and removed the 5mm tequipment spacers! Vibration is now gone! Now for me the puzzling bit is would you expect to have more ‘feel’ in the steering with spacers - i.e road buzz or the same or less?

I am not sure if it is all in my head and I am suffering from Porsche paranoia!! Either way the spacers are off and the car feels like normal!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive had 5mm spacers on for 4 years, no problems
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richtw wrote:
Well got my original wheel bolts back and removed the 5mm tequipment spacers! Vibration is now gone! Now for me the puzzling bit is would you expect to have more ‘feel’ in the steering with spacers - i.e road buzz or the same or less?

I am not sure if it is all in my head and I am suffering from Porsche paranoia!! Either way the spacers are off and the car feels like normal!!


I couldn't get my wheels centred with 7mm shims (I tried to install them three different times), but proper 12mm TPI spacers worked very well, and did improve (in my view) the steering feel with the wider track.
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