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Porsche Crest WTB: Ride Height Combo Wrench

Want to buy Ride Height Combination Wrench for Spring Plate Eccentric Bolts. 24mm and 36mm combo wrench. Pelican part # PWE-2436RHW. Our host is currently out of stock and I was hoping to get to my adjustment project asap. Anyone who wants to sell theirs please let me know.
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May want to check a local bicycle shop. Park Tools make some that would probably work.
HCW-15; 32mm,36mm combo wrench
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A regular wrench and angle grinder are all you need to be honest. Takes a bit of grinding to get it thin enough, but it works just fine.
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I, as well as quite a few Pelicans have used this wrench set from Harbor Freight.
They are thin enough to work and are a lot stouter than the crappy thin wrench you are looking for. They have gone up in price since I bought
mine ($29.95 on sale) but they go on sale regularly or sometimes they have a
discount coupon for any purchase. These are the bomb for adjusting
spring plates.


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ive got the same set as wanna posts and have used them a number of times for a number of different things on the 911. in addition to the grinding thinner for ride adjustment the 30mm is great for oil lines. no leverage with just the wrench, but GREAT for cheater bar use due to the single open end wrench and the shorty, tapered handles.
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ive got the same set as wanna posts and have used them a number of times for a number of different things on the 911. in addition to the grinding thinner for ride adjustment the 30mm is great for oil lines. no leverage with just the wrench, but GREAT for cheater bar use due to the single open end wrench and the shorty, tapered handles.
With this set, I've never had to "grind" them thinner for spring plate adj. They are thin enough and work just fine out of the box!
Love your thought on the 30mm for those darn oil lines with a cheater bar! Also great for the da*m nuts on tie rod to steering rack nuts.
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I bought the HF set for spring plate work, and have been surprised how many other times I’ve found them useful. Well worth it.
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What is the torque on those spring plate bolts (the eccentric and locking bolt)? Will he need a cheater bar on the end of these wrenches?
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I regularly get coupons from harbor freight, the wrench set is currently $54.99. But they regularly offer 25% off coupons.
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Mike, I just looked in my repair manual and those bolts have a torque setting of 177 ft-lb.
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What is the torque on those spring plate bolts (the eccentric and locking bolt)? Will he need a cheater bar on the end of these wrenches?
Cheater bar? Probably yes. If those nuts have never been loosened before, they are a bit*h. That's the reason I recommended them over the flimsy combo adjustment wrench. That flimsy "adjustment wrench" I don't think can get the job done.
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Purchased a 15 piece service wrench set from harbor freight. Tomorrow Iím going to give it a go at adjusting the rear ride height.

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Purchased a 15 piece service wrench set from harbor freight. Tomorrow I’m going to give it a go at adjusting the rear ride height.

Great tools! I don't know what you are trying to do with the adjustment, but if your spring plates have never been touched you can only adjust in one direction. The plate eccentrics were set at the factory to only allow you to raise the car, not lower it! When you get everything loose you will be able to tell how yours are adjusted. If you are trying to lower your car, you will have to reindex your torsion bar/spring plate to lower it.
If indeed you need to reindex, after doing it the spring plate eccentrics need to be set to the center position to allow you to make
adjustments up or down for corner balancing.
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If you're rear suspension has never been apart, be warned, it's a real pain. Without an impact wrench, it took me almost three days in the garage to do this job. I think every single bolt was stuck to the point of multiple sprayings of penetrating oil and hammering at a wrench/breaker bars to break them loose. On the bright side, I went in yesterday to try to readjust it and had it all apart in maybe two hours from the moment I walked into the garage.
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Don't forget, we also have a pretty extensive tool catalog that may have what you need now and in the future: https://www.pelicanparts.com/Porsche/catalog/Tools/DWKS-tools.htm.
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You're going to need a piece of pipe to fit over those HF wrenches to get the toque you need I use a two foot long 1" copper pipe with a female adapter soldered on the end for strength.
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I plan on raising the car to US ride height. Need to go up 16mm. Hopefully I could get that with the eccentric bolt and not have to re-index the torsion bars. It would just make life a lot easier. The wrenches from harbor freight I purschaced had to be ground down to about 6mm to fit behind radius arm. The 36mm wrench for the eccentric bolt is finished. But turns out the locking bolt has even less clearance. I'm thinking I would be better off asking my friend who has a plasma cutter to make me a 26mm wrench out of some mild steel I have laying around my shop. I used a 1" x 30" belt sander to grind the wrenches and it worked quite well it took about 40 minutes to get both wrenches down to 6mm. The clearance for the locking bolt looks to be about 4mm and it would take some effort to shave another 2mm off the wrench.
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why do you want to raise it???
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I think pictures of the car are in order...
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