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#1 Craven

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 02:01 PM

What scocket is used to unbolt the axle stubs from the rearend? Looks like a inverted torx.

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 02:08 PM

1/4" drive E10 torx socket..... Snap-On and Matco are the only places I know you can get one. I like the Matco because it's impact rated - Matco part#A10XRA

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 02:10 PM

1/4" drive E10 torx socket..... Snap-On and Matco are the only places I know you can get one. I like the Matco because it's impact rated - Matco part#A10XRA

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 04:08 PM

I bought a reverse torx socket set from Sears, about $20 for 6 or 8 bits. It included the E10

http://www.sears.com...t=searchresults

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 04:10 PM

an 8mm 1/4" drive 6-sided socket works too. I've used one to crack 2 of them now, no stripping problems.

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 05:40 PM

The problem with the Sear's set you linked to is that the E10 in that set is a 3/8" drive, and won't fit into the stub axle.... I've found tons of E10's for sale online and locally, but was unable to locate any other dealers that carried the 1/4" drive E10. It's extremely thin wall, and I went with the Matco because it's impact rated - those suckers can be a real beotch to break loose.....

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 06:36 PM

I tried the 8mm 6 point socket before I asked what to use. It wouldn't hold and I didn't want to moung up the head so the proper socket wouldn't work. After going to 3 auto parts stores, and only finding 3/8" drive E-10's. Ken the counter guy at the last store, after spending quite a while looking in all his tool books, he called his tool dis.. It seems SK has just come out with a deep well 1/4" E-10. But only in a $34 set. But Ken being a great guy said, you buy the one you need and I'll buy the rest. I do believe from now on, I'll buy any parts I need from him.

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 06:40 PM

The Matco one is only like $8 or something... but it sounds like you got a good deal.

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 07:03 PM

Ken said 2-3 bucks.

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 09:37 PM

the stub bolts are grade 10 and very hard metal, but its still possible to round them with the 8mm. My bolts cracked when I kicked the handle of my 1/4" drive ratchet, with no stripping or marring, thats about the extent of my experience.

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 09:57 PM

Thanks for the info guys ;)

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 10:59 AM

Got my SK 1/4" deep well E10 torx socket today. Sure makes the job easier, when you have the right tool. Ken the parts guy was a little off. $9.50 + tax.




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