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Raife

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Posted: 09/16/20 01:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So likely a basic/noob question, but I want to carry the correct sized socket for my lug nuts on my trailer and tow vehicle tires...will shallow sockets work or do I need deep sockets?

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Posted: 09/16/20 02:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You will always have the right socket !

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Posted: 09/16/20 02:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Standard length sockets will fit most lug nuts. I carry (2) 4 way lug wrenches, one in standard and 1 in metric to give more leverage when removing lug nuts. I also carry a torque wrench and (2) 6" extensions for it with the correct size sockets for the truck and the trailer lug nuts on each extension in my truck tool box so I don't have to hunt for everything.

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Posted: 09/16/20 03:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use a short impact socket, 6" impact extension, and my old Craftsman torque wrench from the 1970s.


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Posted: 09/16/20 03:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Try it . I had the correct size but the wall thickness of socket would not fit in the well .

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The socket will fit either way but some suggestions
Get two. one "Thin wall" (you might want a deep for that) to remove the Simulator (Wheel cover) nuts

The other standard but also get an extension shaft so you can clear the blasted dual rim.


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Change a tire in your driveway using only tools from the trailer and TV. Then you’ll know you are good to change a tire at night, in the rain, wind, cold etc. Consider a home built ramp.


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Posted: 09/16/20 08:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bought a thin wall, deep well socket to fit my lug nuts and a 2' breaker bar. They ride behind the rear seat in my truck. That is in addition to a cross-arm lug wrench and whatever Ford put there.


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Posted: 09/16/20 08:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Both my TT and my F150 require thin wall deep well sockets. Harbour Freight had them in 1/2" drive. I also bought a 30 inch breaker bar. The darned truck requires 150 lb/ft of torque and removing the lugs after they have been on a while takes some serious pull.
My TT required 100 lb/ft on the lugs.
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Posted: 09/16/20 08:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks. I bought some thin wall, deep 6-point sockets. The set will cover my trailer, my tow vehicle, and all the bolts on my equalizer WDH. I already have a 2' breaker bar, but also have an 18v impact wrench to help.

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