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Old 04-12-2009, 01:32 PM
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Tons of handy manufacturer and other specialty tools here on the Pelican Parts site: http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/...DWKS-tools.htm
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:43 PM
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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:

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

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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!
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:09 PM
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This is awesome!! I have a hard time lining up wheels properly even with hubrings. Thanks for the heads up buddy!
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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

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BTW, RADUSA has agreed to source some in the R55/R56 lug size (14x1.25).
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Flamez - the wheel pin is cool - thanks for posting.

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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.
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:26 AM
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You don't need it, but one will be a huge help.
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