what size is wheel nut? (1 Viewer)

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I need to pull off the front hubs to replace rotors and pads. Does anybody know what size socket is required to remove the nuts. The FSM gives a SST number of course, but that doesn't help much.

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A bunch of vendors on here sell them for cheap, I made the mistake of getting bent over by the local cornhole (cornwell) tool guy for an OTC made one. 54mm.
 

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I've heard some sockets are too big around to fit in there, but the two brands I used had no problem. Craftsman, and I don't remember the other brand, another Chinese make.
 

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Mine is bluepoint brand. Your local Snap-on dealer sells them. You want the cheaper version he sells for the thinner wall that works. The adapter from 3/4 down to 1/2" cost about as much as the socket.
 
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yep...i opted for a specific axle hub nut socket, as they're thin walled, unlike the HD 3/4 drive 2 1/8" sockets. they dont need to be super heavy duty and definitely not for impact use. i think the max torque one puts on it is 40somthing ft-lbs.

oddly enough, the 55 i bought stated it was specifically for toyota 4X4s, minis and FJs. it was a touch big, but worked fine to torque spec.
 

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