Socket for titanium lug nuts


GKW05GT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
May 28, 2011
2,561
Fayetteville, Ga.
Since I have a wheel removal in the future any suggestions on how to avoid scratching the lug nuts?
 

Specracer

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Nov 28, 2005
6,486
MA
A good quality 6 point socket, and 1st put a plastic bag over the nut. Cut the bag into a sheet, simply lay it flat over the nut, install socket. NO power tools.
 

FlagstaffGT

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Channel locks? Vice grips?
 

fjpikul

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Jan 4, 2006
10,402
Belleville, IL
Knowing how you play, try a titanium driver.
 
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GT@50

GT Owner
Dec 14, 2019
181
Issaquah
You'll need to get unobtanium sockets. I think Walmart has them on the shelf next to the flap actuators.
 

Derry

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Apr 5, 2006
329
buffalo, NY
I would call MM and ask what they use.
 

roketman

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Oct 24, 2005
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A good quality 6 point socket, and 1st put a plastic bag over the nut. Cut the bag into a sheet, simply lay it flat over the nut, install socket. NO power tools.
Clever as always
 
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jnirenstein

GT Owner
May 3, 2014
41
Norcal
Any good auto parts store sells Lug nut sockets with Delrin inserts specifically for the purpose of removal without scratching the nuts or surrounding surface. If you can't find them at a store then Snap-on online sells them as well as Matco.com
 

DBK

The Favor Factory™
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Jul 30, 2005
14,888
Metro Detroit
This is what we use. Not sure the size off hand.

Titan 21093 1/2-Inch Drive x 21mm Non-marring Impact Deep Lug Nut Socket

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008XMDSJC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_r1b3Eb4WWAV0W
 

GKW05GT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
May 28, 2011
2,561
Fayetteville, Ga.
Got wheel from Kevin in 2 days had mounted and back in business. 150 ft lbs of torque seems excessive but manual and concierge confirmed.
Filing a claim with Ga. DOT and they do occasionally pay for damage from pot holes. A long shot but maybe especially when they see the cost!



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mmlcobra

GT Owner
May 25, 2013
1,058
90 ft/lbs should be good.
But, who I'm I to argue with the "manual"?
 

GKW05GT

GT Owner
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May 28, 2011
2,561
Fayetteville, Ga.
Your not the first guy who told me 90 is plenty
 
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07XL0027

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May 20, 2012
1,345
Austin TX
This is what we use. Not sure the size off hand.

Titan 21093 1/2-Inch Drive x 21mm Non-marring Impact Deep Lug Nut Socket

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008XMDSJC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_r1b3Eb4WWAV0W
Received my socket in one day from Amazon. Thanks for the tip!
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FlagstaffGT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
This is what we use. Not sure the size off hand.

Titan 21093 1/2-Inch Drive x 21mm Non-marring Impact Deep Lug Nut Socket

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008XMDSJC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_r1b3Eb4WWAV0W
Hate that I needed this info, but thank you for providing it.
 

GKW05GT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
May 28, 2011
2,561
Fayetteville, Ga.
Hate that I needed this info, but thank you for providing it.
Well what was the issue?? Inquiring minds want to know
 

FlagstaffGT

GT Owner
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Well what was the issue?? Inquiring minds want to know
Drove perfectly fine one day, the next day no power. Got the rear cover open, pulled the tab to open the door, the door was unsprung but no power for the window drop so can’t open door. Have to do the front passenger wheel and well removal to get to battery. ordered a low profile long reach jack and the socket above, I had 20 and 22 mm, and sae sockets. Waiting......

Suggest everyone verify the emergency door pulls both Inside and out of interior. Be aware that if you’re inside the car and power is gone In an emergency situation you pull the tab and Shoulder smash the inside of the door and break the window to get the door open.

Unless I’m incorrect.
 

mmlcobra

GT Owner
May 25, 2013
1,058
This is a little scary.
Just saying.....!
 

usmcfred

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Oct 26, 2006
542
Massachusetts
Since I have a wheel removal in the future any suggestions on how to avoid scratching the lug nuts?
Here are two scratch resistant alternatives from Harbor Freight. Both sets include the 21MM socket for FGT lug nuts, plus additional sizes for other wheel nut applications you may need someday. $70 or $43 bucks respectively.



usmcfred
 
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tpraceman

THEE GT OWNER
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Feb 20, 2006
2,777
Washington Michigan
I would call MM and ask what they use.
Derry, good to see your post. I thin of you every time I shine up my special 06 nuts (I know I left the door wide open for Frank :)

McGuard offer anything for the titanium? Be well my friend.
 

roketman

GT Owner
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Oct 24, 2005
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I go with factory specs on torquing the wheels
They know more than I