Wheel p0rn: 997 GT3 center lock wheel

Absolutely schick.

[The GT3] hubs now accommodate center-lock wheels, employing the same large nuts introduced on the Carrera GT. This design makes for a lighter wheel, saving a total of 6.6 pounds. But with only one nut holding each wheel in place, the tightening torque is a massive 331 lb-ft. You can apply this by being really strong, using a very large torque wrench, or springing $400 for a trick socket that incorporates a small planetary gearbox to multiply the torque from a normal-size wrench (source).

Photo credit: Dennis Noten

– Gyro


~ by velofinds on December 3, 2009.