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I participated in a Porsche track day last week and overheard a discussion about how the Porsche crests on the wheels should always face the valve (something I was already aware of).
The group I was in had a couple of new 992s and noticed that their crests didn't move throughout the day - yet my crests will move on a short drive to the petrol station and back.

So does anyone have any tips or tricks as to how to keep them in place?
 

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I used a couple 1/2" Glue Dots craft adhesive dots on each wheel cap to keep them in place on my Cayman. These have been in place for eight months and each crest is still pointed towards the valve stem. I removed one cap about three months ago to make sure I could still do so and there were no issues. I used the regular version but there is a removable version also available.
 

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Can't help you.
Mine were set like that when I picked up the car in our Porsche Experience Center here in the US.
I just looked and they are still "clocked" the correct way.
Maybe I'm driving too slow! :p
 

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When we took delivery last April 3 at the Atlanta PEC all four crests pointed towards the valve stem from the factory. Will be at 10K miles in another 125 miles and all four apparently well behaved crests still point at the valve stems without any help from me. In any case, it quickly became quite clear after I bought the car I was buying into The Exclusive Cult of Porsche and keeping ill behaved crests properly oriented is an indication of ones dedication to this cult. I appreciate the reminder to check them because I have been irresponsibly distracted by the recent challenges to world health.
 

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I used a couple 1/2" Glue Dots craft adhesive dots on each wheel cap to keep them in place on my Cayman. These have been in place for eight months and each crest is still pointed towards the valve stem. I removed one cap about three months ago to make sure I could still do so and there were no issues. I used the regular version but there is a removable version also available.
Great idea, I’ll use that one, I do like the badges to point correctly.
 

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@ArchiProf Thanks - that is along the lines of what I was thinking. Another option could be Sugru, but I think that might form a permanent bond.
So you were had no problems removing the centre cap even though you used the permanent version?
@Baka1969 Hadn't thought of that one but yes, that could work too - just need to pull one off and see what it looks like underneath - probably just clips that hold it fast.

Interesting that some seem to stay in place and other's don't. I guess it's just luck of the draw.
 

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Anal retentive post alert...

I participated in a Porsche track day last week and overheard a discussion about how the Porsche crests on the wheels should always face the valve (something I was already aware of).
The group I was in had a couple of new 992s and noticed that their crests didn't move throughout the day - yet my crests will move on a short drive to the petrol station and back.

So does anyone have any tips or tricks as to how to keep them in place?
Also, if you use the special locking key bolt (star head bolt) that comes as standard with the Porsche wheels it should be on the flat side of the Porsche crest. (ie opposite of the valve stem).

This protocol is not a big deal to me, but it does help to know exactly where the special bolt is (without looking) if you are frequently changing wheels.
 

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Also, if you use the special locking key bolt (star head bolt) that comes as standard with the Porsche wheels it should be on the flat side of the Porsche crest. (ie opposite of the valve stem).

This protocol is not a big deal to me, but it does help to know exactly where the special bolt is (without looking) if you are frequently changing wheels.
Another good reason to do that, I have found, is that when you check your torque at the race track for an HPDE, you can check all the keyed bolts first with the right socket, and then the other four make an X and you can start with one of the bottom-of-the-X bolts to check the rest of the bolts.
 

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I just checked mine. The two fronts are not properly aligned, but I haven't gotten any warning lights/codes. I think I can still drive it to the dealership this week for it's first oil change. I'll have them check to make sure there are not any codes thrown. It still seems to drive fine.
 

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Also, if you use the special locking key bolt (star head bolt) that comes as standard with the Porsche wheels it should be on the flat side of the Porsche crest. (ie opposite of the valve stem).

This protocol is not a big deal to me, but it does help to know exactly where the special bolt is (without looking) if you are frequently changing wheels.
Yes, I am aware of this one too and it makes sense from a consistency point of view and for making the checking easier. Mine are not aligned but, like you, i'm not too concerned about it as I don't change wheels frequently.
 

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Another good reason to do that, I have found, is that when you check your torque at the race track for an HPDE, you can check all the keyed bolts first with the right socket, and then the other four make an X and you can start with one of the bottom-of-the-X bolts to check the rest of the bolts.
At the track, the wheel lock bolts are a pain in the backside.
I swap them out with regular bolts.
 

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Hahaha! However, Mr. OCD, your keyed lug is all over the place! ;-)
 

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I just checked mine. The two fronts are not properly aligned, but I haven't gotten any warning lights/codes.... It still seems to drive fine.
I think the only stored emblem alignment code is one to indicate if the emblem on the frunk isn't pointing down the center of your lane.
 

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My wheel centres do move ordinarily but took a tip from earlier post to use small sticky dots, first I stuck one to the wheel But then realised better (and easier) to stick to the back of the centre cap itself.
On my wheels the locking bolt to be aligned :p It has to be in line with the logo and tyre valve, see pics. Anyway, all compliant now:cool:
Amazing what being self isolated at home allows time for . . . Keep safe!
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