Lug Nut Socket Size?

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Lug Nut Socket Size?

Postby The Lox » Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:59 pm

My wife got me a 3/8 tourque wrench for christmas, and I bought a 13/16 3/8 deepwell socket to use for the vibe lug nuts. For some reason the 3/8 socket will not fit. The 1/2 drive socket that is 13/16 fits though.

Does anyone know what size 3/8 deep socket fits the lug nuts? I searched but found nothing...

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Re: Lug Nut Socket Size? (The Lox)

Postby Raven » Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:15 am

Everything on the Vibe is metric.
21mm for the wheels.
13/16 is a little small, the 1/2 drive socket is probably 12 sided, that's why it fits because they suck.
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Re: Lug Nut Socket Size? (Raven)

Postby Sublimewind » Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:17 am

Quote, originally posted by Raven »
Everything on the Vibe is metric.
21mm for the wheels. 13/16 is a little small.

22mm if your lugs look anything like mine, what hunks of (removed)...

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Postby ragingfish » Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:44 am

Weird, for some reason in my head i remember them being 19mm...
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Re: Lug Nut Socket Size? (The Lox)

Postby ehoff121 » Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:45 am

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Re: Lug Nut Socket Size? (Raven)

Postby ehoff121 » Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:46 am

Quote, originally posted by Raven »
Everything on the Vibe is metric.
21mm for the wheels.

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Re: Lug Nut Socket Size? (ehoff121)

Postby The Lox » Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:44 am

Well I picked up a 21mm 3/8 socket, and it fits fine. It really pissed me off that Craftsman only offers 12pt in this size if you want to buy a single socket. They did have a 6pt socket, but it was with a $50 set. I just hope the 12pt doesn't slip and roll a lug nut...

Looks like I am going to have to save up and buy a larger TQ wrench so I can get the IMO better socket at 6pt...

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Re: Lug Nut Socket Size? (The Lox)

Postby ehoff121 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:58 pm

Quote, originally posted by The Lox »
Well I picked up a 21mm 3/8 socket, and it fits fine. It really pissed me off that Craftsman only offers 12pt in this size if you want to buy a single socket.

I picked mine up at my local NAPA store along with a good lug wrench.

http://www.napaonline.com/Mast...rench

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Re: Lug Nut Socket Size? (The Lox)

Postby Sublimewind » Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:55 am

Quote, originally posted by The Lox »
Well I picked up a 21mm 3/8 socket, and it fits fine. It really pissed me off that Craftsman only offers 12pt in this size if you want to buy a single socket. They did have a 6pt socket, but it was with a $50 set. I just hope the 12pt doesn't slip and roll a lug nut...

Looks like I am going to have to save up and buy a larger TQ wrench so I can get the IMO better socket at 6pt...

Get on Harbor Freight, purchase a meteric deep well impact set (1/2" drive) for like 20$ (and you get everything else to add to your collection) and get a cheap-o 1/2" torque wrench to do it up right...

75ft/lbs for the lugs...

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