Recent Topics
Best additive in oil to clean sludge?
by ffgb
22 minutes 17 seconds ago
Who is a Dirt Track regular?
by thooks
Today at 01:39 PM
eco plug oil plug video is restricted
by edwardh1
Today at 01:27 PM
Political comments
by ridgerunner
Today at 01:23 PM
My Ford orange turned pink
by BeerCan
Today at 12:45 PM
Any plants/garden experts?
by maverickfhs
Today at 12:43 PM
Internet Sales Tax O.K.ed by Supreme Court
by doitmyself
Today at 12:23 PM
Brake fluid for a '03 Volvo S60
by earthworm
Today at 11:22 AM
Oil Weight Change - Mid Production Cycle
by PolarisX
Today at 11:20 AM
Kia ATF - OEM, Eneos, Maxlife - TDS - DIFFERENT!
by Spddm0n
Today at 11:19 AM
Dillon Precision Is Simply The Best!
by 2015_PSD
Today at 11:17 AM
First OCI - 156k miles Prius
by Greg L
Today at 11:11 AM
Brake Squeal on Rear Discs
by BlitzPuppet
Today at 11:10 AM
Coolant leak.
by LeakySeals
Today at 11:05 AM
Looking for a Home Depot coupon 10% off?
by GravelRoad
Today at 10:59 AM
Which is more important for low wear HTHS or ZDDP?
by Building3
Today at 10:40 AM
Valvoline DuraBlend 80W-90
by dogememe
Today at 10:34 AM
Lifter Tick
by Delta
Today at 10:28 AM
I Got Locked Up Today
by Zee09
Today at 10:24 AM
GM new 2.7 turbo pick up motor
by ZZman
Today at 09:45 AM
Newest Members
wil892, Spddm0n, ronw1309, Suth31, yamahaboy125
65286 Registered Users
Who's Online
106 registered (04sierrashortbed, 2015_PSD, 853okg, 14ecocruze, 28oz, 4WD, 9 invisible), 1533 Guests and 51 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
65286 Members
67 Forums
285715 Topics
4768378 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#4573728 - 11/14/17 11:41 AM Best Lug Nut Sockets I've Come Across
billt460 Offline


Registered: 03/30/15
Posts: 4394
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
I purchased a set of these the other day, and for any type of lug nut removal they're beautiful. They come as a full set in both S.A.E. as well as Metric. I doubt you'll come across a lug nut this set can't handle. The outside of each socket is covered with a nice heavy orange plastic sleeve to prevent scratching any decorative alloy wheels. And the inside of each one also has a plastic insert to protect the top of the chrome lug nut. They are made from Chrome Moly Steel, and are finished in a beautiful gloss black oxide finish that is almost firearm quality. The sizes are laser etched on each one. The set also comes with 2, 1/2" drive extensions. One 3" long, and the other 5". It's really a nice set for the money, and it comes with a Lifetime Warranty, In a nice foam lined, thick plastic case with nice latches that snap closed tightly.

If you buy a set of these, be sure to get one of the 20% off coupons Harbor Freight almost always offers. That makes it right around $60.00 out the door, depending on what percentage your sales tax is.

https://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-driv...1-pc-69829.html

Top
#4573742 - 11/14/17 11:58 AM Re: Best Lug Nut Sockets I've Come Across [Re: billt460]
Billbert Online   content


Registered: 10/09/09
Posts: 363
Loc: California
Harbor freight seems to be attempting to step up their game. From complete junk to now selling some decent products.
_________________________
If you think you can, or if you think you can't, You are probably right.

Auto Instructor / ASE Master Tech

Top
#4573746 - 11/14/17 12:00 PM Re: Best Lug Nut Sockets I've Come Across [Re: billt460]
Traction Offline


Registered: 06/04/13
Posts: 980
Loc: iowa
Those are nice and I almost bought a set once, but the plastic sleeve just makes the thin-wall socket bigger. For most vehicles I just use a thin wall 19/21 mm flip-socket, and on the 17 and 22mm lug nuts a regular impact. On some aftermarket wheels the only thing that fits is a thin-wall spark plug socket. Important thing is make sure whatever socket doesn't drag on the wheel around the nut, and keep it straight.
_________________________
Tire Industry Association Certified Tire Service Instructor since 2009
13 Tahoe Pursuit
97 C5 Corvette
00 BMW M Roadster
12 Camry
81 Camaro
55 Chevy C4

Top
#4573764 - 11/14/17 12:32 PM Re: Best Lug Nut Sockets I've Come Across [Re: billt460]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 20457
Loc: Upstate NY
I have the $34.99 set which looks to have two less sockets. I have used mine but not a lot. Works fine.
_________________________
2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)


Top
#4573769 - 11/14/17 12:36 PM Re: Best Lug Nut Sockets I've Come Across [Re: billt460]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 29770
Loc: NY
I have them and found them to be very good for the money. HF seems to be stepping up their game.
_________________________
God Bless Our Troops


Top
#4573771 - 11/14/17 12:39 PM Re: Best Lug Nut Sockets I've Come Across [Re: billt460]
Virtus_Probi Offline


Registered: 06/25/15
Posts: 3970
Loc: New England
The Moda wheels I bought to use with winter tires require a thin walled socket...it was quite a surprise for me the first time I went to retorque the lug nuts as my indy tire shop recommends after 100 miles on the wheels.
Looks like a really nice set, I just don't think are very likely to work for my application.
_________________________
2014 Forester XT, 80500 miles
Last Change;
Valvoline Full Synthetic 5W30 d1G2
Tokyo Roki 15208AA170 filter

Top
#4573790 - 11/14/17 01:03 PM Re: Best Lug Nut Sockets I've Come Across [Re: billt460]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 41780
Loc: New Jersey
Even I must admit those look decent.

Too bad you can't buy ala carte, as I can't see the need for most of those. Plus they give a 7/8 instead of 22mm frown

Top
#4573811 - 11/14/17 01:24 PM Re: Best Lug Nut Sockets I've Come Across [Re: billt460]
fenixguy Offline


Registered: 02/08/17
Posts: 307
Loc: NC
^^Ditto^^ I only need two sizes for all 4 vehicles. What do I care? I've already scratched my wheels up from regular impact sockets. grin


Edited by fenixguy (11/14/17 01:25 PM)
_________________________
'16 Frontier SV 4x4-PP/Nissan OEM
'08 CR-V EX AWD-Valvoline Syn MaxLife/Fram TG
'01 Civic EX-Valvoline Syn MaxLife/Fram UG
'00 Civic LX-PYB/Fram UG

Top
#4574459 - 11/15/17 03:48 AM Re: Best Lug Nut Sockets I've Come Across [Re: Billbert]
billt460 Offline


Registered: 03/30/15
Posts: 4394
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
Originally Posted By: Billbert
Harbor freight seems to be attempting to step up their game. From complete junk to now selling some decent products.


I think this is happening with most all Chi-Com produced goods in today's market. Harbor Freight has seen the boldest improvement, because virtually everything they sell is manufactured there. It mimics Japan back in the 50's. When I was a kid growing up, if you had a toy that was, "Made In Japan", the other kids made fun of it because it was basically cheap, low quality junk. Japanese quality in the 50's was about the same as China's was in the 90's. But slowly both improved. Japan had a 50 year head start. And they are now producers of world class goods. China soon will be, and already is following suit.

Now with American companies producing their goods over there, quality will improve much faster. American companies do not want their quality, along with their reputation to take a nose dive, just because they are producing them cheaper in China. And in time that will end too. And prices on Chi-Com goods will rise from being "bargain basement", to being priced on par with goods produced in Japan and everyone else. The people there won't work for nothing forever. What happened to automakers in Japan in the 80's, will happen to Chi-Com workers in the near future. With mainland China being communistic, they won't like it, but in the long run they'll be forced to submit to better pay and benefits. Just like Japan did. It costs money to produce world class goods.

Top
#4574486 - 11/15/17 04:58 AM Re: Best Lug Nut Sockets I've Come Across [Re: billt460]
dlundblad Offline


Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 10033
Loc: Indiana
I'm not a huge fan of impacts on acorn style lugs. They seem to get so chewed up.

My truck has caps over plain bolts so it doesn't bother me as much. My stubby 6 point chrome moly sockets work just fine here.
_________________________
03 Jeep WJ 4.0 199k Castrol Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 177k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 145k Rotella T5 10w30 Fram TG3980


Top
#4574519 - 11/15/17 06:08 AM Re: Best Lug Nut Sockets I've Come Across [Re: dlundblad]
billt460 Offline


Registered: 03/30/15
Posts: 4394
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
Originally Posted By: dlundblad
I'm not a huge fan of impacts on acorn style lugs.


I'm the same way. While these are impact designed sockets, I always remove, install, and torque wheel nuts manually.

Top
#4574688 - 11/15/17 08:44 AM Re: Best Lug Nut Sockets I've Come Across [Re: billt460]
SubLGT Offline


Registered: 01/31/06
Posts: 2646
Loc: Idaho
Who manufactures the thinnest (but durable) 19mm deep impact socket?

Top
#4575730 - 11/16/17 06:44 AM Re: Best Lug Nut Sockets I've Come Across [Re: dlundblad]
billt460 Offline


Registered: 03/30/15
Posts: 4394
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
Originally Posted By: dlundblad
I'm not a huge fan of impacts on acorn style lugs. They seem to get so chewed up.


That's a fact. My 1991 Ford F-150 came from the factory with nice alloy wheels. Along with what I thought were bright, shiny chrome lug nuts. They weren't. What they were was basically a cheap steel, open ended lug nut that had a pressed on, shiny stainless steel sheet metal covering attached to it, made by Dorman. A well respected automotive supply company that's been in business for decades. You can guess what happened the first time they were exposed to an air impact wrench. The metal covers came right off, got all bent and chewed up, and went flying everywhere.

I went out and bought 24 replacement chrome plated lug nuts. (6 packages of 4 each), so I would have 4 extra. Don't ask me why they sell lug nuts in packages of 4, when each wheel requires 5. Obviously someone with a college degree in marketing made that decision. They've held up well through the years because I apply anti seize to both the wheel studs, as well as the inside threads of the nuts. So when the Gorilla's at the "Tire Center" hit them with their impact guns, they come off easily, and aren't exposed to a lot of hammering by the gun.

Top
#4576387 - 11/16/17 06:30 PM Re: Best Lug Nut Sockets I've Come Across [Re: SubLGT]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 18882
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
Originally Posted By: SubLGT
Who manufactures the thinnest (but durable) 19mm deep impact socket?


They will ship these to the USA. These are thinner than a normal impact socket, the steel is top shelf.

https://www.amazon.de/HAZET-Steckschl%C3%BCssel-Satz-Vierkantantrieb-Kunststoffh%C3%BClse-903SPC/dp/B001C9UTOK/ref=pd_sbs_60_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=KPYQCKMF95T9Q27B77EK

This an extra long for certain SUV. Hazet quality Hazet $$$

https://www.amazon.de/Hazet-Kraft-Sechskant-Steckschl%C3%BCssel-Einsatz-904SLG-17/dp/B01MRGH32O?th=1
_________________________
ASE L1, Master. Deutsch Meisterbrief.

Top