Torqueing the Wheel Nuts on an Aston Martin DB9

Torquing a Road Wheel on an Aston Martin DB9There are lots of reasons you might Torque the Wheel Nuts on  your DB9, but its anytime you’ve had a wheel removed or perhaps you are getting ready for a track day and should double check they are properly torqued.  I can tell you there is absolutely a wrong way to do it – just using an impact wrench and hammering them on until the gun stops turning.    Read on to learn the right way. Continue reading “Torqueing the Wheel Nuts on an Aston Martin DB9”

Cleaning the Wheel Rims on your Aston Martin DB9

Aston Martin DB9 Road WheelThe DB9 comes with a beautiful set of OEM aluminum alloy wheels.  They are a 10 spoke unit made by Speedline.  8.5×19 upfront and 9.5×19 in the rear.

During normal washing of the car it’s easy to get the face of the wheel clean, but more difficult to get the large surfaces behind the spokes.  Sure, you can use a wheel brush and do your best, but they are never perfect.

Aston Martin DB9 Dirty Inner Wheel Rim
Dirty Inner Rim

Whenever I have a wheel off the car (for example during an annual service), I take the opportunity to clean both the inside and outside of the rims much more thoroughly.

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