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  • Tim

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    Molest Your Socket pt 2
    « on: May 05, 2010, 03:42:29 PM »
    a couple of years ago i made a few changes to the socket i use for my beadlocks...

    now i improved one to help me get my rear driveline in/out.

    here is the socket i cut off to make it possible to get it off when loosening the yoke bolts. before, i could turn it three or four turns before it was impossible to remove.

    now i can loosen the bolt completely and then move to the next bolt.

    a small ratchet combo wrench speeds things up.

    a socket adapter makes it all work.

    now it takes four or five minutes to remove the shaft instead of 15 to 20. the socket engages the bolt head fully where the ratchet box end can't touch it. a regular box end can't get fully into the yoke either.

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  • kizer

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    Re: Molest Your Socket pt 2
    « Reply #1 on: May 05, 2010, 04:16:37 PM »
    Ah, I see now. I was reading Pt 2 and thought where the heck is part one. ;)

    Yeah I have some of those low profile adapters and they work pretty well. Never used one on my shaft thou. Good idea.

  • poorboy_616

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    Re: Molest Your Socket pt 2
    « Reply #2 on: May 05, 2010, 09:16:40 PM »
    That seems like a valid use of a junk socket....  I have cracked a few and haven't thought about cutting them off below crack and using them again or with an adapter.  When I pull my drivelines, I will give it a go!
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