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Unread 11-09-2008, 05:21 AM   #1
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What size socket do you need to undo front wheel hub nut?

As the title says i need a socket to remove the nut is it 1 3/8" or 36mm.

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Unread 11-09-2008, 05:39 AM   #2
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36mm is the size you need.
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Unread 11-09-2008, 05:43 AM   #3
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Unread 11-09-2008, 11:12 AM   #4
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your gonna need a torc wrench and a cheater bar for that too.
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Unread 11-09-2008, 11:26 AM   #5
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Please don't use a cheater bar on a torque wrench. Or ever use a torque wrench to loosen a bolt. Doing either is a guaranteed way to damage the torque wrench or at the very least, de-calibrate it.

Use a cheater bar on a BREAKER BAR and then use a torque wrench to tighten it. 175 ft-lbs is the spec.
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Unread 11-09-2008, 04:29 PM   #6
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^ What he said
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Unread 11-09-2008, 07:43 PM   #7
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hopefully he meant IMPACT wrench, not a torque wrench.
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Unread 11-09-2008, 07:54 PM   #8
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I think he meant a cheater bar to take it off and a torque wrench to tighten it with. Just the way I read it. That would be correct any way.
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Unread 11-09-2008, 10:33 PM   #9
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i figured it was a given. maybe not?
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Unread 11-09-2008, 10:47 PM   #10
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a cheater bar is what you put on the breaker bar/socket wrench to give you more leverage.. Thats what confused people.. 2 different tools if you will.. IE.. You could use a cheater bar on a breaker bar to give you hellish leverage..
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Unread 11-10-2008, 09:16 PM   #11
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Or use an impact gun, it's the easy way. Haha.
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Unread 11-11-2008, 08:39 PM   #12
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Ok guys i just got the hubs ordered and got the socket will be doing it friday.

The hubs do they come off easy or are they a pressed on job? EG will i be able to do it with my normal tools or will i need a press to get them off and on?

I understood what the first post meant was to use a breaker bar and torque them up so all will be good unless i need a press.

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Unread 11-11-2008, 09:03 PM   #13
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If you are having difficulty separating the hub (usually an issue if it is corroded at all), thread back in one of the 3 bolts and use it to pound off the hub. I've used that method several times with no problems.
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Unread 11-11-2008, 09:23 PM   #14
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1 7/16" works too for thoes who wanted to know.
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Unread 11-12-2008, 07:54 AM   #15
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If you are having difficulty separating the hub (usually an issue if it is corroded at all), thread back in one of the 3 bolts and use it to pound off the hub. I've used that method several times with no problems.
If the hubs are going to be replaced, you can just pound the hell out of o the hubs too.
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