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I've seen 997 guys doing this modification and saving like 5-6 pounds per wheel :


Do you think its possible to do the same for gt-r and save some weight ??
 

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Probably cheaper to make more power than shed 20 lbs
 

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It's very possible... But the only thing stopping most people from doing this is the fact that sourcing center locking wheels is going to be a pain in the BUTT!!!!! I believe last time I was going back and forth with Sean M about this... I believe hard parts cost would be in the range of $6kish to do the conversion???? I may be wrong as this was awhile ago that I spoke to him about it... But the wheels would be crazy expensive!!!!! I'm sure Sean will chime in here once he sees it!!!

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It's very possible... But the only thing stopping most people from doing this is the fact that sourcing center locking wheels is going to be a pain in the BUTT!!!!! I believe last time I was going back and forth with Sean M about this... I believe hard parts cost would be in the range of $6kish to do the conversion???? I may be wrong as this was awhile ago that I spoke to him about it... But the wheels would be crazy expensive!!!!! I'm sure Sean will chime in here once he sees it!!!

Steve
Agreed. If you were ever to damage a 1 off wheel youd be screwed getting a replacement. Seems like a major headache. Unless of course you could use those GT3 wheels ;)
 

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Would it be easier for someone to steal the tire since there is only a single lug holding the wheel in place?
 

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Would it be easier for someone to steal the tire since there is only a single lug holding the wheel in place?
I highly doubt that it would be easier to steal the wheels as you need a special tool to get the wheel off.... Not many cars run a center locking wheel. Only the HIGH dollar cars UP to now have had them (enzo, cgt come to mind) But now Porsche is giving buyers an option for center lock wheels on some of their cars so I can't say if the tool needed to take them off would be more readily available?? I have seen a few CGT around but have not really looked into how they "lock" into place

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That's about the worst upgrade you can do to your car if u ever plan to track the car.
that's why race cars use them
 

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i thought i just read about this recall for Porsche's center lock wheel not too long ago on Autoblog...
 

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that's why race cars use them
race car is race car. I think we are talking about putting this on our street cars here.
Go try a car which has centerlock for a open track day in real life and you will know what I'm talking about.
 

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my friend just made this upgrade to his 997 turbo. afaik he spent around 4K for the conversion + wheel price
 

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race car is race car. I think we are talking about putting this on our street cars here.
Go try a car which has centerlock for a open track day in real life and you will know what I'm talking about.
please go ahead and tell us because i'm realy curious about the viability of this upgrade
 

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You just need one of these...

 

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yeh not sure i follow the logic with removing 4 bolts at the track vs removing 20 bolts to be harder
 
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VOLK/RAYS actually offers a centerlock wheel. The main obstacle is going to be fitting them to the car.

Centerlock conversion is not worth the cash for a street driven car. 99% of track cars dont even use centerlock set ups..why? very costly when you can spend money in other areas. Make more HP or have a better suspension set up to move that 20lbs better
 
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