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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-21-2002, 01:00 AM
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Spindle nut socket

What do you guys use if not a spindle nut socket for when you need to remove those pesky damn nuts. Do you use a socket or something you have made. If so where did you get yours. Because I cant seem to find one.
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Re: Spindle nut socket

You can probably borrow one from Autozone, don't buy the parts though. Just ask Steve. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] It's his favorite place. I know there not cheap but if you are in this for the hard core then it's worth having one with you. NORM
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That socket was the first specialty tool I ever bought. Worth it's weight in gold. You can get em' for less than $40 and if you wheel, you'll be repacking your bearings so often that you'd recognize them in a line up [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] I keep one at the shop and one in the truck. You can get em' through Mac or Snap-On and most auto parts stores sell them or can order them from OTC, Lisle or K-D
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Re: Spindle nut socket

NAPA & CarQuest sell them, and some places for as little as $8. Don't use ANYTHING other than the socket or you'll D!(K up the nuts to the point that they'll never come off (and no one want nuts that can't get off! [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]). The outer one is supposed to be torqued to ~120lb-ft, so beating on it with screwdrivers just won't work.

Norm, you're trifling... [img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Yep, good advice. Mine was $21 at Schucks/Kragen. worth it. Make sure you know the one you need. There were about 5 different ones available for different vehicles.
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hehe thx , just needed to know where to pick one up. I dont remember , but when i worked at auto zone we didnt have any spindle sockets.
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Hehe Insert foot. hate when that happens. Dhoe!
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Re: Spindle nut socket

The Zzzzzzone does carry em, thats where i got mine, $8.00 just a machined piece of pipe with a plate welded to the rear for a 1/2 drive ratchet, but works fine.

Steve told me to get it there [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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never said all of em hehe , just the one I happened to work at.
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Re: Spindle nut socket

i got mine for around $15 at NAPA, it was one cast piece and pretty heavy... works great and fits the nut very tightly, which is important when you're trying to put 150 ft lbs on that outer nut [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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