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Old 10-09-2018, 08:54 AM
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I have not done this yet to my two ap1s. Will this 3/4 inch bar get the job done?

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Hmmm. I recall folks were saying 1/2 inch will break. 3/4" is what is needed. ?? No?
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Originally Posted by rpg51
Hmmm. I recall folks were saying 1/2 inch will break. 3/4" is what is needed. ?? No?
You will snap 1/2" like a toothpick....I broke a very nice 1/2" Matco bar on a friend's car before getting anywhere near the 60*. We used a run of the mill Craftsman 3/4" and it lived with a 6ft fence pole used as a cheater bar. Use a 3/4" socket...you'll end up breaking 1/2" to 3/4" adapter.
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my 1/2" worked fine, used a 4 foot fence post for leverage
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I broke a 1/2" to 3/4" adapter. A 3/4" bar won't be an issue- or shouldn't. I used a bar rated to 700 lbft. The bar you reference should survive fine.

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3/4 drive is the proper size tool drive for a fastener of this size.

1/2 is not the tool for this job, period. Yes some have done it and got lucky. But there are tons of broken 1/2 drive tools to read about here.
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T-minus a few months to some snapped axle stories.

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Originally Posted by Deckoz View Post
Yeah although it might break. I'd go-to O'Reilly or AutoZone with a place that has warranty on tools, as your likely to snap it, and they will replace for free if you do. Also 1/2" will be better as most 36mm axle sockets are 1/2". FYI some people have the numbers mixed up and say 225 or something.

It's 180ft lbs, then 60 degrees past - which is closer to 400ft lb. Each point on the nut is 60 degrees.
You can borrow the socket and the breaker bar from Autozone. This is what I did when I swapped axle buckets and did the TSB. You get your deposit back when you return it.
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3/4" breaker bar from Harbor Freight worked fine on my car. Later we broke the wrench joint, removing the front crank pulley putting a supercharger on my buddy's car, the yoke splayed but never actually separated. Welded the thing fixed. Anyone driving thru Richmond is free to use it.

Re torqued to the original staked OE position and then another flat (60°). 180 pounds on a 2 foot handle is 360 pound-feet and did the job.

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I also bought the HF 3/4" socket set for this task. With a coupon of course! I think it was like $60 for the whole set. Now I have a whole set of super size sockets. Never know when will be needed.

I used a cheater bar as well. No issues.
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