I am in the process of putting new bearings in my rear axle and I need to tighten down the large nut with a pin that holds the hub to the axle. My issue is that a 1 1/14 socket is a little too small. I can get it on but I have to use a hammer and it messes up the edges of the nut. A 1 3/8 seems a little too big. Is the correct size 1 5/16? And, if so, do they even make a socket this size?
I ended up getting the 3/4 drive socet from Tractor Supply for $7 with a 3/4 to 1/2 adapter for another $5. That was a pretty good deal! thanks for the advice!
I would go with a 3/4 breaker bar over a 1/2 drive. No way will a 1/2 drive get it tight enough.
Put about a 4' piece of pipe on a 3/4 drive breaker bar, stand on it and jump up and down until it doesn't move.
Drive a few miles and do it again. And again, until you can't budge it any more.
78 CJ7.. 258.. TH400/Dana18.. SOA/stock YJ springs.. 35" General Grabbers.. Waggy 44s.. 4.88 gears...Spartan/Lockright...Fiberglass front to rear
if I recall I had a 33mm 3/4" drive socket as most 1/2" drive sets are max 32mm. I then purchased a very nice Japanese made 3/4" drive bar and literally jumped up and down on the end to get the required torque. It goes on real tight so no half measures, and you will possibly bend a 1/2" drive on it if you torque it enough.
Like the 36" Stillsons pipe wrench it was something I did not think I needed for the CJ until I got it.