Originally Posted by mzak
Same here! Had to destroy cover so I could remove nut and then wheel.
The cover on my lug nut slipped while I was changing the tire at a gas station due to a defect in the tire. I used a hammer to drive the socket on the nut so I could remove it. Then I destroyed a screwdriver using it to punch the nut out of the socket.
Why do we have 12 point sockets anyway when all the nuts (lug and otherwise) I've seen are 6 sided?
Originally Posted by Ford Idaho
Plus one for the thin wall 17mm, Harbor Freight brand.
Harbor Freight type torque wrench as well.
The Harbor Freight torque wrench is certainly not a professional tool, but it works very well for this purpose at a price that lets me keep it in my camper at all times. I don't even want to think about what a Snap On wrench would cost. It's the right tool for the job.