F430 Wheel removal - stud to support wheels

F430 Wheel removal - stud to support wheels

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supersport

Original Poster:

3,039 posts

183 months

Wednesday 15th July
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I want to take my wheels off to give them a good clean.

I am guessing that unlike old cars, the wheel bolts are going to be studs rather than nuts, which I have found to be tricky to get off without banging the discs, and bloody heavy for getting back on.

For Porsches you can get this rods that you screw in to replace a stud or two, and then you can just slide the wheel on/off. Does such a thing exist in the Ferrari world - or maybe they have the same threads?

https://www.porscheshop.co.uk/porsche-wheels-acces...

red_slr

11,331 posts

145 months

Wednesday 15th July
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Yes I have one for my 355 to save the paint on the wheels and caliper as I have the GT brakes on my car and they are really close on the front.

About a tenner IIRC.

Slippydiff

11,248 posts

179 months

red_slr

11,331 posts

145 months

Wednesday 15th July
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Thats the puppy.

supersport

Original Poster:

3,039 posts

183 months

Wednesday 15th July
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Cool - I already have the Porsche one and it seems it should fit.

If not I will order one of those.

Cerberaherts

1,641 posts

97 months

Tuesday 21st July
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Yes the Porsche one fits perfectly

FezSpider

642 posts

188 months

Tuesday 21st July
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Using two makes life a lot easier. Especially when replacing the front wheels because the while unit rotates.

supersport

Original Poster:

3,039 posts

183 months

Tuesday 21st July
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Yep, I got two. Thought it would make life a lot easier.

Just need time now.

voicey

2,365 posts

143 months

Thursday 23rd July
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FezSpider said:
Using two makes life a lot easier. Especially when replacing the front wheels because the while unit rotates.
If you put the stud at the 6 o'clock position the weight of the wheel won't rotate the hub.

FezSpider

642 posts

188 months

Thursday 23rd July
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voicey said:
If you put the stud at the 6 o'clock position the weight of the wheel won't rotate the hub.
Oooh , thanks for that.