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Old January 30th, 2013, 06:04 PM
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So.... After borrowing Jeff's 52mm socket a few weeks ago, I am now convinced that my lost-in-the-desert-without-much-tools way to do it is a little crude and I need to step up.

This item seems to be something I would want to use for this purpose (and at a Jeep price). Anyone has first-hand feedback on this or similar items?
http://www.4wd.com/Fabrication-Tools...&t_pn=CROA692N

What I like:
- price (of course)
- no adapter, torque wrench will go right on there.
- except for the drive type, same construction as to what Rover North is selling (if that means something.... I just received the "defender restoration guide" email/link which had the hub nut socket on the cover which made me use Google.... ).

What I don't like:
- If I shop this one online, I'm sure the shipping cost will kill the deal
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Old January 30th, 2013, 06:18 PM
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Go to Napa and get the appropriate size socket. It'll probably be in 3/4" drive so just get a 1/2" adapter.
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http://www.jeep4x4center.com/spindle...ive-a692n.html

Same thing, a buck cheaper though. Ground shipping is $2.99, making it just under 12 bucks unless you are in Florida and have to pay tax..
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Old January 30th, 2013, 06:39 PM
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I bought the one from jeep4x4center and it works fine. I was worried that it wasn't deep enough, but it fits fine. Nice to actually torque the nuts.
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Go to Napa and get the appropriate size socket. It'll probably be in 3/4" drive so just get a 1/2" adapter.
I tried going to my local Napa and they didn't have a listing and told me to check online. I ended up ordering from Advance Auto for a few bucks less than Napa. Sadly the adapter for 3/4 to 1/2 cost almost as much as the socket!
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I bought the one from jeep4x4center and it works fine. I was worried that it wasn't deep enough, but it fits fine. Nice to actually torque the nuts.
Thanks for that feedback!

------ Follow up post added January 30th, 2013 09:38 PM ------

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Go to Napa and get the appropriate size socket. It'll probably be in 3/4" drive so just get a 1/2" adapter.
I looked into that option that this makes it a ~$50 setup. At that price, I could have the specialty tool shipped from the UK (which is also something I thought was silly to have to do).

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Or you could use a 3/4 ratchet...

-Jeff
You mean torque wrench, right?
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Old January 30th, 2013, 09:45 PM
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That's the exact one I have. Leftover from when I had my CJ7. Perfect fit. part of my onboard tool kit.
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Old February 5th, 2013, 07:33 AM
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(Almost) closing the loop in it. Purchased one from Quadratech last week (~$9 w/ free shipping). Will update here in 2 or 3 weeks when I get to use it.
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