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Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by RDAY, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. Jul 22, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    RDAY

    RDAY [OP] Well-Known Member

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    alright so i rushed home from work today so i could take my new wheels and tires home to install them on my 07 tacoma. The prob im having is ibought new lug nuts from a local store for $40 the wheels are eagle alloys and i cant even get a socket in the hole after the lug nut is on. What did u guys use on ur eagle alloys?
     
  2. Jul 23, 2009 at 1:17 AM
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    I had the same problem with my moto metals and posted a thread about it...I was told I needed 'thin walled sockets'. http://www.gorilla-auto.com/thin.wall.sockets
    I ordered a Gorilla Wrench set with thin walled sockets since the standard lug nut wrench is not going to work. http://www.gorilla-auto.com/power.wrench
     
  3. Jul 23, 2009 at 2:36 AM
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    general61

    general61 Nope.....I wasn't there........

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    another option is to get a spline drive lug system. gorilla,mcgard and a couple of other companies make them. should cost about 45.00 or less for the set.....
     
  4. Jul 23, 2009 at 12:40 PM
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    foxysandchick was the spark plug wrench good enough until u could get them tight to specs i just dont wanna wait 4 a week for the wrench to come in.
     
  5. Jul 23, 2009 at 12:43 PM
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    how much was the set?
     
  6. Jul 24, 2009 at 4:13 AM
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    FoxySandChick

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    Yes, it was good enough and an impact was used, so better than hand tightening. My concern was not being able to change a flat on the road since the stock wrench wouldn't fit.
    I haven't tightened them yet and its been about a month :eek: I'll do it this week though.
    $30 from tire rack, $20 for the set and $9 shipping UPS ground. Its going to take 3 days to arrive, but they are only 1 state away.
    http://www.tirerack.com/accessories/detail.jsp?ID=44
    Gorilla Wrench set 1334 is the thin walled sockets.

    Judy said Walmart carries something similiar, I'm sure an auto parts store would have something also, it was just easier for me to order it online.
     
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