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Old March 28th, 2010, 02:04 PM
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Lug Nut question: quick and easy

I have researched the threads on the site and I must say, I am still a bit confused. I want to buy a breaker bar and the proper socket. I understand I need a 27mm socket for stock Land Rover alloy rims. True? Deep or standard depth better?

Here is where it seems off. There are indeed "caps" on my lug nuts that feel thin and loose e.g. the move a little on each of the lug nuts. Do they come off before using a wrench or are they strong enough to put a socket on?

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Old March 28th, 2010, 02:27 PM
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for both steel and alloy LR wheels use 1 1/16"
I have/owned both
any larger and you will round the corners
keep the caps on, they do/should not come off
deep or standard socket is fine
torque to 100ft lbs
I like the one from RN---> Lug Wrench
I also put anti-seize on the lug threads
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Old March 28th, 2010, 11:17 PM
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Jon is right, 1 1/16" fits perfect (same as 27mm) and it
will be cheaper than a metric socket. Get a 6 points
socket and a long breaker bar. I recently got a 17"
long breaker bar for around $12 on amazon.
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Old March 29th, 2010, 08:19 AM
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Thanks Jon & Julien, I will grab a 1 1/16" socket and breaker bar. Fastenal (just up the street) was a fortune so I'm off to the internet.
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Old March 29th, 2010, 11:14 AM
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Personally, I would also grab a 1 1/8th 6 point socket too. Sometimes the caps on the lugnuts swell and you can't get a 27mm or 1 1/16th on there.
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Stupid newbie question, but will a 12 point deep 27mm socket not fit on the lugs?
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Old May 9th, 2010, 07:07 PM
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It will work, however 12pt sockets have a tendency to round corners.

Ron, a 1 1/16" will always work. YOU just need a bigger hammer.
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27mm socket and a breaker bar, Ive broken every Land Rover lug wrench I touched.
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