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What size socket do I need for the lug nuts on OEM wheels?

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Correct 19 mm.

I would buy 6 point sockets - they are stronger.

Great, thanks Loren. Any idea where I can get a "soft" 6 point socket that I can use with an impact wrench? A lot of the soft sockets seem to not be compatible with impact wrenches and I'm guessing it's because the "impact" from the wrench will break the "soft" socket. I'm just worried about scratching the wheels or lugs while using the impact wrench.

Thanks again for the quick response,


Edited by jfoxny

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I wrapped my socket in electrical tape

Humm.. that's a good idea! I'm also concerned about the interior of the socket, though. I'll be using an impact wrench it increases the chance of scratching the lugs. Got any ideas for that besides not using the impact wrench? :-)



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I really don't think you should use an impact wrench. All you need is a good, 1/2 drive, torque wrench, with a long handle. Spec is 96 ft.-lbs. Eat some Wheaties, you can do it!

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If you have some Plasti Dip, you can do what Pedro recommends. Press Here

The tip is at the very bottom of the page.

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Never heard of 'plastic dip' tongue.gif

I wonder if it would 'braek off' or if its more like rubber..

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It's a coating like you would find on pliers, etc. Found a container of it at Home Depot. Lowes didn't stock it.

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