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All, I purchased a used set of Forgestar F14's that have 19mm hex gorilla lug nuts with them. A standard 19mm socket doesn't fit in the holes in the wheels. What brand and type of socket do you guys use?





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I've got a Kobalt (Lowe's) 12-point deep socket in 13/16" that fits inside the F14 lugnut wells. In mm, that's more than 20mm.

It's definitely a thinwall design, but it's entirely strong enough for hand tightening/torqueing up to at least 110 ft-lbs that I know of.

But I wouldn't trust it to withstand much use with an impact tool.


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Thank you for the advice. I'm in Germany now and it adds another dynamic finding the few places that sell tools with few options. I ordered a socket this morning that is supposed to be super thin walled for wheels. I will see.

19mm is 3/4 I think 21mm is the 13/16
 

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All, I purchased a used set of Forgestar F14's that have 19mm hex gorilla lug nuts with them. A standard 19mm socket doesn't fit in the holes in the wheels. What brand and type of socket do you guys use?
I use a 3/8" drive 13/16" 6 point Spark Plug socket
(The reason for the spark plug socket: it is thin wall, and it has a neoprene insert in it that keeps the lug nuts at the opening)
I then use a 3/8" to 1/2" adapter on the Spark Plug socket
(The reason, it also acts as a very short extension, which works well with my aluminum wheel recess)
I then can use my 1/2" breaker bar for loosening, and my 1/2" torque wrench for final tightening.
 

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19mm is 3/4 I think 21mm is the 13/16
Could well be. 13/16" is what works with the OE lugs for my '08 and the Forgestar F14 should have the at least the same recess diameter as mine do regardless of intended fitment.


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I have a Bluepoint 6 point impact socket. It is a combination 19mm and 21 mm. Combined with a 3" impact extension it works well in most all situations. It is available from Snap On.
 
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All good ideas thank you guys. My tool box and tools get here this week. I just moved to Germany and was reliant on the auto hobby shop on the army base. I should have asked for spark plug sockets. I'll check mine when they get here to see if I have the right one.
 

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You may have a Snap On supplier on base or at least one that supplies the base. Check with your motorpool.
 

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