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Old 06-21-2018, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by fleming23
Still much better than the ridiculous $50 the vendor is trying to get for a single socket....with all the comments deleted.

You can get a full set on Amazon for around $25 when I checked earlier.
I actually had that vendor contact me after my comment on their thread that frankly I shouldn't have made. It sounds like what they are selling is a higher quality version and costs them more to get. If you're going to be adjusting the wing a lot then maybe you want the more high end socket?

Don't forget the blue loctite.
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Poor-sha View Post
I actually had that vendor contact me after my comment on their thread that frankly I shouldn't have made. It sounds like what they are selling is a higher quality version and costs them more to get. If you're going to be adjusting the wing a lot then maybe you want the more high end socket?

Don't forget the blue loctite.
All they need to do is say that...I mean when you could literally buy 12 for the price of one... I think itís a legit question to ask what the differences are...
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Originally Posted by Poor-sha View Post
For those asking this is what I bought and used to adjust my wing but the original price was only $6 prime shipping at the time.
https://www.amazon.com/CTA-Manufactu...t+tamper+proof
Thanks ! Just ordered, for those looking back in stock with Free shipping!
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Old 08-01-2018, 10:34 PM
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Thanks ! Just ordered, for those looking back in stock with Free shipping!
I ordered 2
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Old 08-04-2018, 08:05 PM
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Read through this thread for tool info:

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...p-request.html
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:21 AM
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So I am sure this is a really dumb question and may be the cold medicine making things cloudy. I have the tool and have removed the bolts from the struts attached to the bottom of the wing. For the life of me I can’t see how you adjust its angle. There is only one hole for the bolts to go through and it doesn’t seem adjustable in any way.

what am I missing?
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:47 AM
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For the ZTK wing, the adjustments occur via the brackets that connect to what I believe you are calling struts. The adjustment occurs at the strut to mounting bracket junction.

As I recall the front bolts go straight through for pivoting. Loosen them. The rear bolts need to be removed. Once you do that, tilt the wing from the back between its various supported positions. Select the position you desire. After that, reinsert the back bolts and then tighten the front and back bolts.

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Old 11-09-2018, 12:53 PM
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Is blue Loctite required to be applied after changing wing pitch?
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Poor-sha View Post
Yeah, my normal T30 security bit didn't work either. I just ordered this set which says it includes 30IPR so hopefully it will work.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Let us know, the dealer by us has one, but they would not sell it as they said it was their only one. We were messing with this just yesterday. If this one works which you linked, that would be great.
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Old 11-09-2018, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by 638HP View Post
Is blue Loctite required to be applied after changing wing pitch?
Brand new bolts from Chevrolet have the Loctite on them.

As as such I would add some each time.

That said I always replace my TTY caliper bolts, yet people tell me I am wasting money for not reusing them. Maybe the same goes here???
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Yes, the $6 one from Amazon worked as did the other set. You only need to remove the rearward bolt that connects the stantion to the wing. Then you can remove the bolt and the other piece (it's like a spacer with threads inside) to pivot the wing. There are only two positions and two holes that you can put the bolts through. Note that the threaded bolt is thinned in diameter but has a square end to keep it from turning. First insert the thicker piece that it threads in to in order to line up the holes in the bracket and the wing, then start threating the other side in. When you get near the end though remember that the threaded bolt needs to be oriented with the square hole and then you can finish tightening the other side. Apologize if this makes no sense without pictures, I'll try to snap some tomorrow.

I don't bother putting Loctite on them. The bolts would have to loosen and fall out for the wing to move.
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by intensifi View Post

Brand new bolts from Chevrolet have the Loctite on them.

As as such I would add some each time.

That said I always replace my TTY caliper bolts, yet people tell me I am wasting money for not reusing them. Maybe the same goes here???
Good logic. Loctite prevents bolts from getting loose. Brake caliper bolts are 'streched' to torque and GM recommends putting new ones in for safety (and liability) reasons.
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Poor-sha View Post
Yes, the $6 one from Amazon worked as did the other set. You only need to remove the rearward bolt that connects the stantion to the wing. Then you can remove the bolt and the other piece (it's like a spacer with threads inside) to pivot the wing. There are only two positions and two holes that you can put the bolts through. Note that the threaded bolt is thinned in diameter but has a square end to keep it from turning. First insert the thicker piece that it threads in to in order to line up the holes in the bracket and the wing, then start threating the other side in. When you get near the end though remember that the threaded bolt needs to be oriented with the square hole and then you can finish tightening the other side. Apologize if this makes no sense without pictures, I'll try to snap some tomorrow.

I don't bother putting Loctite on them. The bolts would have to loosen and fall out for the wing to move.
I thought you gave up on the more aggressive setting due to high speed understeer (at turn-in).
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:58 PM
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I thought you gave up on the more aggressive setting due to high speed understeer (at turn-in).
I'm still experimenting with it, particularly on courses with slower corners and if the rear tires are going off. I used it a week ago on VIR Grand. The understeer is more pronounced mid corner and corner exit.
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Old 11-11-2018, 12:57 AM
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Just for clarification: This special security star bit...is it only used for adjusting the wing? Or would it also be used for removing the wing and/or struts?
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Thanks! I ordered both the bit and the set, one for the car and one for the garage.
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Anyone know if they make this in a T handle or is it just available in a socket?


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I donít know about anyone else but I canít find much adjustment if I loosen the front bolts and then the rear it still does not move I guess my question is do I have to take the bolts in the back all the way out it looks to me like if they are lose it should pivot
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Originally Posted by duanesZ06 View Post
I donít know about anyone else but I canít find much adjustment if I loosen the front bolts and then the rear it still does not move I guess my question is do I have to take the bolts in the back all the way out it looks to me like if they are lose it should pivot
This is how I would do it:

-Loosen the back bolts (rear of car) & take out the front bolts ( front of car)
-The front bolt holes of the brackets is some what slotted
-Drop the wing in the bottom holes for more angle on your wing & top for less angle


When I get back home I can take photo's of the brackets for more clarity, if youd like.

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