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Old 10-11-2018, 04:59 AM   #1
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Removing or tightening lug nuts - wrench alignment

Posted this earlier, but got 0 responses. With my 345 LE moho dually wheel nuts, any suggestions on keeping the deep socket (with extension) parallel with the stud while applying manual pressure to remove the lug nuts?

Had too many bad experiences when the socket failed to maintain the 90° necessary to avoid rounding the nut. Yes, I know if I had the air tool used to install the nuts, this wouldn't be a problem.
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Had too many bad experiences when the socket failed to maintain the 90° necessary to avoid rounding the nut. Yes, I know if I had the air tool used to install the nuts, this wouldn't be a problem.
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I add an extension to the breaker bar. That moves the pivot slightly further out from the rim.
Also, newer sockets have a rounded flat, if that makes any sense so they don't just grab on the corners, thus reducing rounding off the nut.
There's still no substitute for holding one hand on the fulcrum point, no matter how long the "persuader".
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Posted this earlier, but got 0 responses. With my 345 LE moho dually wheel nuts, any suggestions on keeping the deep socket (with extension) parallel with the stud while applying manual pressure to remove the lug nuts?

Had too many bad experiences when the socket failed to maintain the 90° necessary to avoid rounding the nut. Yes, I know if I had the air tool used to install the nuts, this wouldn't be a problem.
How long is the extension?, what size the nut?
My "old school" is difficult to get off center.

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I've done semi-trucks , heavy equipment etc.
Even had to use 10' - 20' cheater-pipe to crack loose .
The trick is to use a jackstand to hold the extension at the same hight as the nut / bolt your working .
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But fear not if you don’t have a jack stand cause if you are driving a pickup pull out that worthless looking tire jack that came with it and see it will rescue you.
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