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PSA: Replace your 2 piece lug nuts

 
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Originally Posted by Sean W View Post
I'm more a fan of this one. I prefer to bar to be 90 degrees to the wheel. Regarding the sockets Q&C mentions, I believe they help preserve the wheel paint but don't think they protect the lug nut?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JFH6D1E...v_ov_lig_dp_it
ooh I like that one.
 
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Old 07-08-2019, 01:51 PM
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I was just considering this one till Sean posted a tempting option.
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Whoa!. I'd probably dent my door in the process of removing the lug
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I was just considering this one till Sean posted a tempting option.
https://www.amazon.com/Neiko-03970A-...e%2C158&sr=1-3
Yep, I like that one too. 24" of leverage should definitely break any nut loose. Another advantage of that one is that you can use your jack under it if needed, to gain advantage of the weight of the car to loosen a frozen lug nut. Right now I just have a 1/2" breaker and socket.
 
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Originally Posted by Sean W View Post
Yep, I like that one too. 24" of leverage should definitely break any nut loose. Another advantage of that one is that you can use your jack under it if needed, to gain advantage of the weight of the car to loosen a frozen lug nut. Right now I just have a 1/2" breaker and socket.
Many Thanks. I did not know that trick, could have saved me much agony in the past.
 
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Old 07-09-2019, 05:59 AM
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... Also buy one of these and keep the 19mm socket in your glovebox. For one it will prevent wheel from being scratched up, but its a polite way of making sure the pimple faced dummy at the tire shop knows what socket size to use.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/3Pc-Thin-Wa...cAAOSwa1ZcUL-1
I agree; you definitely should keep a 19mm socket in your car. But why pay $13.99 for a 3-piece set with 2 sockets that you'll never use when you can buy this and save $10 (or more with a store coupon)? I'm fortunate to have a Harbor Freight store close by. Otherwise, buy it online.


 
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I agree; you definitely should keep a 19mm socket in your car. But why pay $13.99 for a 3-piece set with 2 sockets that you'll never use when you can buy this and save $10 (or more with a store coupon)? I'm fortunate to have a Harbor Freight store close by. Otherwise, buy it online.
3 big reasons. The socket I posted is a thin wall socket and fits where regular impact ones dont. I do have a problem with this on my truck that has aftermarket wheels. I have to carry a regular non-impact 3/8 drive deep socket in my glovebox just to take the wheels off. Its got a nylon lining to prevent eating into the wheel. Its $14 for 3 sockets or $10 for one. Keep the 19mm and sell the other 2 and make money!!
 
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...............why pay $13.99 for a 3-piece set with 2 sockets that you'll never use when you can buy this and save $10 (or more with a store coupon)? I'm fortunate to have a Harbor Freight store close by. Otherwise, buy it online.
That's the socket I have! I also have a torque wrench in a case right next to the spare.
 
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That's the socket I have! I also have a torque wrench in a case right next to the spare.
See my Post #10 in this 2014 thread: https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/x...e-nuts-132368/



It's still the same price.
 
 
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