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12 point Torx

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by tonybolony, Jun 23, 2010.

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    [Jun 23, 2010]
    Hi guys, does anyone know where i can definately buy the 12 point torx drivers, for removeing the calipers etc of my S4. i did manage to use a t50 Star on the front ones, but now i see its a 12 point i dont want to risk rounding it inside in the future as i replace the Discs
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    [Jun 23, 2010]
    My s4 calipers were held on with 12mm metric fine bolts with hex heads.

    Not seen any spline ones as yet, as stated above it will be the spline/ribe bits
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    Mine were hex heads as well... and stripped all too easily!!
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    well i think one of mine is on its way out, though not by me, but those splines look like what i need, so thanks very much
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    [Jun 24, 2010]
    Remember there are two or three different types of spline bit.

    I think most VAG stuff use "Triple Square" or "XZN", which has a 90degree angle on the points.

    "Spline" tools have a different point angle, and while they will for the most part work in XZN bolts, if the XZN fixing is a bit crusty etc you may well round it out.

    You also get double-hex, which as the name suggests is two hex heads overlaid giving 12 points, each point is much shallower than the other two though.
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    mine are all standard hex heads on the calipers
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