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rhagfo

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Posted: 09/16/20 10:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BarabooBob wrote:

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.
Both units have aluminum wheels.


Interesting that is the same torque as the wheels our Ram 3500 DRW. I have on board air and carry an impact wrench.


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BarabooBob wrote:

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 2016 Edge specifies 162 lb-ft. My torque wrench only goes up to 150 lb-ft !

The HF Pittsburgh 1/2" drive, 25" breaker bar is well worth the $20 !

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Good to think you have all you need to change a tire on the road. Now change one fully to make sure.


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Posted: 09/17/20 10:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rhagfo wrote:

Interesting that is the same torque as the wheels our Ram 3500 DRW. I have on board air and carry an impact wrench.
My old F150 is 150 torque but I only have 5 lugs [emoticon]


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I carry a 21mm deep socket for the truck. The trailer a 3/4" or a 19mm works, but is just a tad loose..

I have a broken torque wrench that is use (1/2" drive) and a cheater bar if needed.

I just leave them in the back of the truck. I also have one of the old X lug wrench with various sizes to help someone else if needed..

I like to go to thrift stores, so I try to check out the old tool sections and see if I can find any cheap sockets or wrenches that I can keep in different places.

I do have a functional torque wrench and will use that too, but if on the road, I just get the tire changed and on my way. I'll deal with the torque later.

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MitchF150 wrote:

I do have a functional torque wrench and will use that too, but if on the road, I just get the tire changed and on my way. I'll deal with the torque later.[image]


That was my thought as well...get me back up and running and then hit the first tire shop to torque it correctly.

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Raife wrote:

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?

Thank you.


Let me think.....
If you tell me what I have in my fridge for dinner, I can tell you what kind of socket you need.....

* This post was edited 09/17/20 04:28pm by Grit dog *


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If you have a F-350 with dual rear aluminum wheels be sure you can remove the pesky plastic center cap. I made a special tool for it in my shop as the only time I had a flat I couldn't get it off and the road service had to break it to pieces to get to the lug nuts.

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theoldwizard1 wrote:

You will always have the right socket !

Sunex 2724 1/2 Inch Socket 4 Piece, 6 sizes - Amazon $19

yep flip sockets are the way to go if that's all your going to carry. I have a Craftsman set with 1/2 3/8 & 1/4, combination wrenches, allens, screw drivers etc. If you travel much you want some basic tools to do repairs on the road or be ready to pay $130 and hour or so.


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Posted: 09/18/20 01:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I prefer deep sockets from an Impact Wrench. Individual sizes are available at Northern.


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