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Old 04-01-2015, 05:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I have these adjustable upper ball joints the PO installed, but I just cant get the nuts loose. They are 27mm and I am starting to round the heads off trying to loosen them. I have used pb blaster already. Does anyone have any experience with these? I need to add negative camber for performance reasons.
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6pt 27mm impact?
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Yea it took air tools. Got wheel works to do it free luckily.
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definitely don't use open end wrench its only for taking bolts and nuts of when they are braked lose by box end wrench or 6pt socket, 12pt socket should also be fine. And also better to put it on the wise and press firmly down when turning with socket or box end wrench, depends what you have. Good luck!
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you dont need air tools you need proper tools for the right job. a open end wrench is not really a good tool for anything other than rounding off bolts
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6 points are always win. 12s tend to round easier. air tools make life easier.....or harder. all depends
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6 points are always win. 12s tend to round easier. air tools make life easier.....or harder. all depends
Some times you need offset box wrench in hard narrow area like timing belt tensioner in engine bay, or when change water pump with engine in the car. They usually all came 12 pt and its really great and useful tool. And if bolts and nut not cheap and soft there is really low chance to make them round!
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The new square square wrench/sockets also are good.


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