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#1 DaveAP

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 08:31 PM

When I need to keep the wheel locked while removing the axle nut or rotor bolts.
I use a length of unistrut. I fits right over two lug bolts perfect. Mine is about 3-4 ft. long. The end rests on the ground the other end over the two bolts, just watch buggering up the threads.

Unistrut is a piece of channel steel, predrilled with oblong holes about every 2-3 inches, used to mount hvac or other equipment.

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 08:29 AM

Interesting. When I was more active yanking axles at PAP I used a box wrench around one stud and braced against the next stud, a two foot pipe to get some leverage, and a couple of wheel rims to brace it against. Worked for me at the time.

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 01:07 PM

Ed, how do you define "less active"? The older I get the more it seems I have to do.
Just turned 56. Dave.

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 12:49 AM

Ed, how do you define "less active"? The older I get the more it seems I have to do.
Just turned 56. Dave.

Biggest change is that I don't have a EA82 car anymore. Impreza and Forester axles are easy. Only EA81 I have left if the Brat and I have lots of spares for it. The other advantage I might have is the kids have all moved out.:grin:

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 05:23 AM

I've used uni-strut for years and never thought of that use...

I have an extra long tire iron for that purpose. Rest the socket end on the floor/ground and slip the other end between two lugs.

Thinking I may have a length of uni-strut out in the garage. If not, I know I can get some from work.....

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 05:18 PM

Hey the uni-strut works great out in a junk yard or a u- pull it. Thanks for the tip, made my life easier. Thanks Rob:banana:




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