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Flamez 04-12-2009 01:32 PM

Tons of handy manufacturer and other specialty tools here on the Pelican Parts site: http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/...DWKS-tools.htm

simplygriff 04-16-2009 08:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flamez (Post 444171)
And since I've been mounting and dismounting wheels alot lately, I discovered these little gems that euro car owners with lug bolts will find very useful:

http://www.ultimategarage.com/frontp...angers-m12.jpg



http://www.ultimategarage.com/wheelhgr.html

http://www.ultimategarage.com/frontp.../WheelHgr1.jpg
http://www.ultimategarage.com/frontp.../WheelHgr2.JPG
http://www.ultimategarage.com/frontp.../WheelHrg4.JPG
http://www.ultimategarage.com/frontp.../WheelHgr3.JPG

http://www.wheelhanger.com/
http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/...SAABTL_pg1.htm

I bought mine from the eBay store of RADUSA, since the same hangers where cheaper after shipping than either their own web site or their Amazon.com storefront. You will need the 12x1.5 thread pitch version for 1st gen MINI's without the newer 14mm lug bolts. BTW, I highly recommend buying two of these for easiest use with the MINI's 4 bolt lug pattern.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Alumi...9931QQtcZphoto
Their eBay storefront: http://stores.ebay.com/Otis-Inc-LA
http://www.radusadirect.com/

Edit: I've emailed RADUSA/Otis Inc to ask them to make a batch of the wheel hangers in the newer MINI thread pitch (14x1.25). We'll see what happens.

This is awesome!! I have a hard time lining up wheels properly even with hubrings. Thanks for the heads up buddy!
-G

Flamez 04-16-2009 09:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by simplygriff (Post 446227)
This is awesome!! I have a hard time lining up wheels properly even with hubrings. Thanks for the heads up buddy!
-G

I also got a set of these for use on the Clubman since the wheel lug size is different.

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html...ID=71111093774

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/imag...eel_pin_lg.jpg

BTW, RADUSA has agreed to source some in the R55/R56 lug size (14x1.25). :tu:

gregd 04-16-2009 11:00 PM

Flamez - the wheel pin is cool - thanks for posting.

Greg

Hyper Blue JCW 04-09-2013 08:53 AM

Do I "need" the pulley tensioner tool that so many companies sell in order to do a pulley swap? Or will the right combination of regular tools do the same job?

I'm mechanicallly adept but don't have a service manual and dont want to have to oull my car down to see if I can do a pulley swap without buying the tensioner tool.

Flamez 04-09-2013 10:26 AM

You don't need it, but one will be a huge help.


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