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Vinyl coated lug sockets to protect our delicately painted Pegs <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> :<br><A HREF="http://da.harborfreight.com/cpisearch/web/search.do?keyword=lug+bolt+sockets&Submit=Go" TARGET="_blank">http://da.harborfreight.com/cp...it=Go</A>
 

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Re: R Peg scratch proof lug sockets (gdogg16)

Griots Garage has them as well.<p><IMG SRC="http://www.griotsgarage.com/images/products/lg/10208_LG.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>R_Rated</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">it also works to wrap some tape around the outside of a regular lug socket.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I tried the tape thing and it's fine for a lug wrench but once you go to an impact gun the tapes end up gumming up the rim and with enough speed it can makes marks that don't come off (learned that the hard way on my old Tritons).<p>A proper rubber coated socket seems really nice!<p>LTA<br>
 

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Re: R Peg scratch proof lug sockets (Volvo Grrrr)

You beat me to it.<p>I have the griot's lug sockets...they are pretty good quality.<p>However, the plastic cover came off as I was taking the socket off my torque wrench and they are a little expensive ($59 for the set without shipping)<p>You also have to make sure the plastic covers are clean or you can scratch your paint if they rub against the inside wall.
 

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Re: R Peg scratch proof lug sockets (TexasV70R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TexasV70R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Vinyl coated lug sockets to protect our delicately painted Pegs <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> :<br><A HREF="http://da.harborfreight.com/cpisearch/web/search.do?keyword=lug+bolt+sockets&Submit=Go" TARGET="_blank">http://da.harborfreight.com/cp...it=Go</A></TD></TR></TABLE><br><IMG SRC="http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/photos/40000-40099/40036.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I have a set of 3 from Harbor Freight. They are no Snap On socket, but they are not junk either. All 4 of my cars use the yellow 19mm so it gets a lot of use. The cover does come off if needed. I have never used it with my air tools, wheels get hand jobs. I even bring it along to the dealer and have them use it when a wheel needs to be removed. I also ask them to use hand tools on the wheels. <br>For $10 it's worth while to save the inside of your wheel hole.<p>
 

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I've got a cheap one ($60) somewhere online (and it does the job) but a good one will cost you well over $100. The one I got is from 20-120 (I think).<p>These scratch proof lug sockets require a 3/4" adapter and my torque wrench came with the same size, so I was good to go.<p>Plus, it is so easy to loosen the lug bolts with the torque wrench instead of the tire jack.
 

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The sockets are 1/2" drive. You can get torque wrenches at the same place, Harbor Freight for less money. You can also get higher quality wrenches at Snap On, but at a higher price.<br>Sears is a happy middle road. They have this one for less than $50 right now. If you are only using it to change your wheels and check lug nuts, it's fine.<br><A HREF="http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?BV_UseBVCookie=Yes&vertical=TOOL&pid=00944595000&subcat=Torque+Wrenches" TARGET="_blank">http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr...nches</A>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>pie_ya</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>These scratch proof lug sockets require a 3/4" adapter and my torque wrench came with the same size, so I was good to go.<p>Plus, it is so easy to loosen the lug bolts with the torque wrench instead of the tire jack.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The sockets are only 1/2".<p><B>DO NOT use the torque wrench to loosen your lug nuts</B>. It will quickly destroy the accuracy of the wrench. It should only be used to tighten. Also when your done using the wrench, turn the setting down to zero or the lowest setting for storage.<br>Buy a cheaper 1/2" breaker bar.<br><A HREF="http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?BV_UseBVCookie=Yes&vertical=TOOL&pid=00944202000&subcat=Socket+Accessories" TARGET="_blank">http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr...ories</A>
 

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Your right, it is 1/2", 3/4" is too big now that I think about it. I used the torque wrench to loosen the lug nuts because I didn't have a smaller size tire wrench because of my spacers.<p>I will look into a better tire wrench when I put my 15mm spacers back on.<p>Thanks!!
 

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I have a 3/4" breaker bar with a 1/2" converter on it to loosen wheel lug nuts.<p>It is amazing how many times shops REALLY tighten up the lug nuts.<p>The torque wrench gets used to tighten the lug nuts to 92lbs. 102lbs. just seems to be too much. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Lead Foot 60</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The torque wrench gets used to tighten the lug nuts to 92lbs. 102lbs. just seems to be too much. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I also have a Stratus and a Caravan, both are 100'lbs. Then the Acura MDX is just 80'lbs. Go figure. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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