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Went through the little tools that I do have - 3 socket sets with short sockets.

So I purchased a breaker bar this week end for tire rotation. None of the sockets I have are long enough to go down deep enough to get the lugs off.

I have a 2015 Sahara JKU. What size socket do I need for the lug nuts ?
 

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I have a 2014 Rubicon and I use a 19mm socket i believe all jeep lug nuts are the same

Edit: all JK lug nuts
 

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The torque is nice even 100 ft/lbs. and the socket size is 19mm. If you have nice wheels get a socket that has a plastic sheath.
 

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some times it is easier to find a 3/4" which is the same exact size as a 19mm other times easier to find a 19mm lol.
 

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FWIW. getting ready for my 1st. service so I made sure I had the tools I needed.
Most here say 19mm for factory lug nuts. Not what I saw. 19 12pt. was very loose,18 was too small but, my 3/4 6 point is perfect!
 

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FWIW. getting ready for my 1st. service so I made sure I had the tools I needed.
Most here say 19mm for factory lug nuts. Not what I saw. 19 12pt. was very loose,18 was too small but, my 3/4 6 point is perfect!
Yes only use six point. A six point 19 mm would have fit same as the 6 point 3/4" I never use 12 point on anything that requires any torq.
 

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The outer metal shell of the lug tends to distort under torque with a 12pt. A 19mm 6pt is the only tool to use. Though technically the hair smaller 3/4 will fit.

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He was implying 6pt hardware is to be torqued with 6pt sockets. We also don't require lacing of bolts either lol.

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I used to keep a deep 3/4" socket on a 1/2" pull bar with a 4" extension in my vehicles until I had it slip on my JKU. Fortunately I had spare lug nuts from the McCard locking lugs. I then purchased a 19mm and keep in on the pull bar. I need one more for the TJ.

Short sockets are for bolt heads and nuts without a lot of thread exposed. Always use a deep socket for lug nuts.
 

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I was using a 19 mm for my last 4 tire rotations, the last one i did one of lug nuts lost is shell and I had to use extreme force to get it out. A neighbor of mine told me to try the 3/4 and i finished my rotation with the 3/4 socket and i found the fit a lot better... just my experience...
 

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I use a 6 point 3/4" thin wall impact.
That's the way to go, or a 19mm.

Also, I actually broke an extension earlier this year using a 3/4" drive on lugs that were torqued to 100 ft lbs. Maybe it was just a cheap extension, but I always torque to 95 and use my thin wall deep impact sockets now.
 

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Get these from Gear Wrench. They're impact grade, thin wall and have wheel protector sleeves to prevent scratches. This compact kit and a nice breaker bar makes you a really good guy when you stop to help someone on the side of the road.

GearWrench 84946 Metric High-Strength Wheel Protector Impact Socket Set, 3-Piece

https://www.amazon.com/GearWrench-8...6&sr=8-1&keywords=gear+wrench+lug+nut+sockets

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This is a nice ratcheting breaker bar by Titan. It has 24t so it can take the torque and had a center position ratchet lock out to use when you're breaking the nuts free.

https://www.amazon.com/Dr-24-Ratche...812486&sr=8-8&keywords=ratcheting+breaker+bar
 
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