Bolt length for bottom-mounting CSL DD
Just a tip for anyone planning to bottom-mount their CSL DD to their rig/ stand:
MAKE SURE that your bolts are 10mm longer than the thickness of whatever platform you're mounting to, and NO MORE than 10mm.
I know, it does show this in the quick start guide that comes with the base, but I overlooked it. I previously had a 911 GT2 wheel mounted to my stand, and I figured I could just use the same M6 bolts for mounting the CSL DD.
Not so fast. The bolts I have are 20mm, which as it turns out, is about 5mm too long in my case. For whatever reason, on the underside of the CSL DD, the channel that holds the middle t-nut is deeper than the two outer channels, so my longer bolt actually had enough clearance to be tightened up in the middle channel, no problem.
When I went to tighten the two outer bolts, because of the shallower channels, I was only partially able to do so, and not without them actually grinding slightly into the metal base of the DD. 😦😖
So, looks like I'll be making a trip to the hardware store tomorrow to buy some proper-sized M6 bolts. (Of course I made this realization 5 minutes after the store closed for the day.🙄)