Something that all Porsche owners have dreamt of having, including me, is a precision tool that allows you to remove and tighten center lock wheels. Joel (from HYTORC) came down to OGHQ to show me one of the prototype torque guns they’ve custom programmed to tighten center locks to Porsche specifications. This thing is awesome!
What’s great about this tool is that you don’t run the risk of over-torquing the nut on your wheels & the ease of removing a 443 ft pound center lock! Because the torque gun is programmed (for Porsche), it tightens to 600-newton meters (443 ft pounds), backs it off 60°, and then tightens it back to 600-newton meters - making the process of putting wheels on and taking them off super-efficient. If you're using this for a different make of vehicle or purpose, you'd have to program it with the proper specs.
Now, some of you may be thinking, why can’t I just use my big Milwaukee impact with nut-busting torque to remove my wheels? The issue with using an impact tool is that it won’t be precise & can damage your center locks/wheels, which is problematic. Controlled torque is the name of the game here (Think of the HYTORC tool as a high-end digital/motorized torque multiplier), eliminating any chance of not hitting the specified torque that Porsche specifies.
My experience with this gun has been fantastic. It’s not often that I get excited about a product, but I made it very clear to Joel that I want to bring it to the market.
If you have a car or multiple with center locks, I know this solution will be a worthwhile investment.
In our original video of this tool you've seen it look a little different, as of now, HYTORC is not manufacturing their own center locks & center lock adapters for the tool. In the future, we might have a simple all-in-one solution that doesn't require a reaction arm, until we get there this is the best solution on the market made for this process!
This item is shipped from our warehouse at OGHQ in Lady Lake, FL. Shipping costs calculated at checkout.