Friday, April 25, 2014

Installing the Schnell Autosports 981/991 Aluminum Protection Bar

Installing Schnell Autosports' exclusive aluminum protection bar on your 981/991 is a quick and simple project for the DIYer to do at home.

Tools you’ll need:
  • T30 Torx head remover
  • 13mm socket wrench
  • Pliers
Your aluminum protection bar kit should come with the following:
  • 1 protection bar
  • 3 speed clips
  • 3 13mm bolts
  • 3 crush washers

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Wheel Spacer Installation

So you purchased a half or full set of our wheel spacers to make your car look meaner and have a wider track, but aren't quite positive about how to install them? Then this guide is for you.

Wheel spacer installation is a fairly simple process on paper: take off your wheel, remove the rotor screws, put the spacer on, install the rotor screws, and then put the wheel back on. At the most basic, that's all it is.

Monday, April 21, 2014

991 Front Strut Tower Bar Installation.

We had a customer come in the other day to have our exclusive front strut tower bar installed on his beautiful 2014 racing yellow 991.

We offer free installation of this product if you're in the area, but for those of you that want to install it yourself, it's a fairly quick and simple process for the average DIYer to tackle at home.

You really only need 3 tools:

  • Socket wrench with 13mm socket (for the strut tower nuts)
  • 16mm wrench (for rotating the turnbuckle bolts to adjust bar preload)
  • 19mm wrench (for tightening the jam nuts on the turnbuckle bolts, and for the bolts that secure the rod ends to the end plates)
First thing's first: you'll want to lay out the front strut tower kit for preassembly. The kit should come with a pack containing left hand threaded and right hand threaded rod ends (and will be labeled LH and RH, respectively), a pack containing two turnbuckle bolts with jam nuts pre-installed and two bolts with crush washers and nuts, two end plates, and the strut tower bar itself.

At top: the strut tower bar as shipped. At bottom: the strut tower bar fully assembled but not installed.