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thinair
07-11-2003, 02:36 PM
I need a pretty big socket for the nut that holds my wheels hubs/bearings on, and I don't have one at home that fits (the largest I have is 1 1 1/4" and 30mm).

Anyone know somewhere that would carry such large sockets?

WASABI
07-11-2003, 02:41 PM
Try Hard Industrial Supply (905)565-8700

Cisco Industrial (905)670-1360

KBC Tools, sorry forgot the #

We use these guys to supply our tools and other stuff at work.

edit: Princess Auto as well: www.princessauto.com

SpoolinS6
07-11-2003, 04:43 PM
Originally posted by thinair
I need a pretty big socket for the nut that holds my wheels hubs/bearings on, and I don't have one at home that fits (the largest I have is 1 1 1/4" and 30mm).

Anyone know somewhere that would carry such large sockets?

nelson do u want Snap-on
at the shop i work at the Snap-on truck comes by want me to ask how much it is ??*wave*

KIRASIR
07-11-2003, 05:06 PM
Canadian Tire.

SL

Originally posted by thinair
I need a pretty big socket for the nut that holds my wheels hubs/bearings on, and I don't have one at home that fits (the largest I have is 1 1 1/4" and 30mm).

Anyone know somewhere that would carry such large sockets?

thinair
07-11-2003, 05:56 PM
on another note, anyone know what size it is?:confused:

thinair
07-11-2003, 08:13 PM
Originally posted by KIRASIR
Canadian Tire.

SL

The Canadian tire I went to sells nothing larger then 1 1/4", and rents nothing larger then 1 3/8" or 36mm.

I need a 1 3/4" or a 44mm.

Ah well, I guess I gotta put off my brake conversion for another week.

djcontra
07-11-2003, 09:01 PM
How about home depot? They have sockets too
Snap on is probably the best choice though. There are a few snapon stores around the GTA and probably a few near you as well.

NickP
07-11-2003, 09:01 PM
Are you sure its 44mm? on my e30 it was 46mm...

thinair
07-12-2003, 05:28 AM
Originally posted by NickP
Are you sure its 44mm? on my e30 it was 46mm...

you're right, it is 46mm, or 1 13/16"

NickP
07-12-2003, 02:05 PM
I had a hard time finding that socket when I was doing my brake upgrade / new hubs...

I borrowed a couple of 46mm sockets from some friends that wouldn't fit - the wall was too thick. Also keep in mind the torque value is something like 240 ft lbs so you'll need a big enough torque wrench.

Luckily BMW Autohaus is 2 blocks away from me, I drove the car there and they torqued the 2 nuts for free!

Cheers,
Nick

thinair
07-12-2003, 04:15 PM
Originally posted by NickP
I had a hard time finding that socket when I was doing my brake upgrade / new hubs...

I borrowed a couple of 46mm sockets from some friends that wouldn't fit - the wall was too thick. Also keep in mind the torque value is something like 240 ft lbs so you'll need a big enough torque wrench.

Luckily BMW Autohaus is 2 blocks away from me, I drove the car there and they torqued the 2 nuts for free!

Cheers,
Nick

I have a torque wrench that'll handle that torque, the problem is just getting the nuts off....:(
ah well, one day, i just gotta keep searching around. I'd rather do this at home then hit up a garage to do it for me.

SpoolinS6
07-12-2003, 09:33 PM
Originally posted by thinair
I have a torque wrench that'll handle that torque, the problem is just getting the nuts off....:(
ah well, one day, i just gotta keep searching around. I'd rather do this at home then hit up a garage to do it for me.

nelson why dont u do this at my place my dad wont care u can use the tools
hes practically got everything
its up to u now !:cool: