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Old 01-22-2012, 05:27 PM
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gorilla lug wrench??? or similar

so the other night i was helping my bro-in-law with a flat tire on his commander, freakin lugs were on so tight it bent my lug wrench, still usable, but lookin into another one.

anyone use the gorilla style wrenches?
Gorilla Automotive 1721 - Power Lug Wrench - Quadratec


they work good? any problems?

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My buddy has and loves one, but he drives a VW rabbit convertible...

I just use a larger breaker bar with the appropriate sized impact socket.
Harbor Freight has a nice looking one that even ratchets.
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My buddy has and loves one, but he drives a VW rabbit convertible...

I just use a larger breaker bar with the appropriate sized impact socket.
Harbor Freight has a nice looking one that even ratchets.
1/2" Drive 18" Ratcheting Breaker Bar
Check out the reviews on that thing. Looks nice but evidently blows.
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I generally don't put too much stock into the reviews on HF. I like the guys who complain about the poor quality of the air tools, then mention how they never oiled them...

Ive played with it and it feels nice and solid ...BUT... I don't own one of the ratcheting ones so who knows.
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i just dont wanna spend they money for a OE lug wrench on ebay. those things are goin for 50-80+ bucks.

thought about using a breaker bar, but sometimes those can be pricey too.

Harbor freight...gotta love em for cheap tools that will "get the job done" dont get me wrong i have bought my share of items from them but something like a ratcheting breaker bar, i'd prob rather get like a craftsman statioinary breaker.
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yeah...
Just get a decent non-ratcheting breaker bar. You'll end up using it for more than just your lugs.
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I use a four way bar, makes changing tires really quick and easy and you can get alot of torque on it if need be. Also they are generally pretty cheap and sold at most car parts stores.

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