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lug wrench sucks!

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by kiki111, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. Jul 3, 2019 at 5:40 AM
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    kiki111

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    toyo lug wrench sucks (imo) .anyone use something different? like...gorilla lug wrench?

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  3. Jul 3, 2019 at 5:47 AM
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  4. Jul 3, 2019 at 5:49 AM
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    I use a defunct torque wrench with a deep socket.
     
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  6. Jul 3, 2019 at 6:00 AM
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    1/2" drive breaker bar with the proper socket to fit your lug nuts or wheel lock key. Properly set 1/2" drive torque wrench to check them when you get back home. Done.
     
  7. Jul 3, 2019 at 6:06 AM
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    3/4 breaker by hand to remove, then torque wrench to install.
     
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    It’s precisely twice as much. No, but seriously, this thing is good and takes up virtually no space which is a huge plus for the Tacoma.

    And yes, because you can configure the thing for massive leverage to get really tight nuts off. It took my nuts off with ease, and they are stubborn little f’ers ;)
     
  10. Jul 3, 2019 at 6:17 AM
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    kiki111

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    well...for me its about more torque (extend wrench) to remove lug nuts after they been on for a while....then reduce wrench to standard side to retighten!

    i have a harbor frieght lbs torque wrench but i dont think its accurate!
     
  11. Jul 3, 2019 at 6:19 AM
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    This tool looks like there should be a magnet at the end of it, and it should extend. My girlfriend would say it looks cute.
    Do what others are telling you to do and get proper tools
     
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  14. Jul 3, 2019 at 6:26 AM
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    I think that’s a waste of money and tool box space. What SR-71A said.
     
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    Your lugs are over-tightened if that’s happening unless the salt air is that bad in FL. You can put a very light coating of anti-seize on the threads if that’s the case.
     
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    The Gorilla wrench works great. I bought it to fit in the bins under my DC rear seats. Now I use it all the time when I do my rotations because it works that well.

    What I also found is that when I tighten the lugs, I can torque them to spec. Every time I follow up with my torque wrench, either it clicks right away, or it moves just a few degrees.

    You naysayers have never used one, or don't know how to.
     
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    I use Triple A
     
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  18. Jul 3, 2019 at 6:49 AM
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    Guilty.
     
  19. Jul 3, 2019 at 7:43 AM
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    Had one of these folding lug wrenches for 30+ years.

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    How many different sized lug nuts are you guys putting on your wheels lol!
     
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