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post #1 of 14 Old 08-09-2002, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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What is the size of the wheel lug nut?

Going to get a torque wrench and need to know which size thing to buy.

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post #2 of 14 Old 08-09-2002, 09:03 PM
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I used 13/16 tonight to torque mine off and on. Fits "like a glove".

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i think it was 19mm

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can anyone confirm the metric socket size?

13/16" = 20.6375 mm... so does 20 mm or 21 mm fit better?
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Yeah, I don't like to use standard sockets on metrics, but it was so tight I knew it wouldn't slip. Plus I didn't stand on it (the 13/16)... I put the wrench on it and then stood on it (literally)

I would say 20MM Chris. The standards are usually larger, or they wouldn't fit!

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I used the 13/16 and it was very snug

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if anyone cares, 20 mm is too small. 21 mm is a little loose, but could work in a pinch. stick to 13/16".
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13/16 worked for me too... now.. did anyone else feel that 80fpt was not enough??... either they were way overtorqued from the last time the dealer did my allignment, or my wrench is off


speaking of over torque... I've got a nice gash in my thumb from trying to get the damn oil drain bolt out... those wankers at the dealership must have never wanted it to come off... I'm a strong mother fugger but damn... that thing was on there tight..

gowever it felt like I could have almost unscrewed the oil filter by hand... I couldn't but it took very very little pressure from the wrench




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if anyone cares, 20 mm is too small. 21 mm is a little loose, but could work in a pinch. stick to 13/16".

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13/16 worked for me too... now.. did anyone else feel that 80fpt was not enough??... either they were way overtorqued from the last time the dealer did my allignment, or my wrench is off


speaking of over torque... I've got a nice gash in my thumb from trying to get the damn oil drain bolt out... those wankers at the dealership must have never wanted it to come off... I'm a strong mother fugger but damn... that thing was on there tight..

gowever it felt like I could have almost unscrewed the oil filter by hand... I couldn't but it took very very little pressure from the wrench
the torque spec for the lugs is 73 - 86 ft-lb... so 80 is right in the middle. if torqued more than that, the studs have been known to break.

the oil drain plug shouldn't be that hard to get off either. 22 - 29 ft-lb is the spec.
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21mm is the socket size. I bought a deep well one just to be sure I wouldn't have any problems (need the torque wrench to clear the fender well).

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21mm is the socket size. I bought a deep well one just to be sure I wouldn't have any problems (need the torque wrench to clear the fender well).
13/16" is a much better fit though.
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the torque spec for the lugs is 73 - 86 ft-lb... so 80 is right in the middle. if torqued more than that, the studs have been known to break.

the oil drain plug shouldn't be that hard to get off either. 22 - 29 ft-lb is the spec.

no kidding eh.. well it was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay easier to pull the lugs off than the oil plug.. it was like it was welded on almost

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13/16" is a much better fit though.
I have zero fit problems with a 21mm. Besides, every other nut on this thing is a metric, so I would bet that the lugs are too. But a 13/16 is prob. equivalent to a 21mm- some SAE sizes are almost spot-on a metric size.

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Akula is right on with that answer. I have no problem with 21mm at all. It is not a loose fit on my car.
I've had the same issue with the oil plug when the dealership changed my oil. I had to use a 1/2 ratchet with a foot of pipe on it to break it loose! BTW, the oil filter should come off somewhat easily since it should only be screwed on by hand until it's tight.

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