Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Little Rock, AR
Feedback Score: 10 reviews
MAKE SURE you're using a 6 point socket. 12 pt sockets will flex and slip. Impact sockets are great. I don't have an impact, but have invested in certain size impact sockets.
It is a normal thread. Extentions, etc CAN hinder you in getting adequate torque. You should've seen me under the car with a 1/2" breaker bar, hands on the top side of the bumper support and pushing on the breaker bar with my feet. It was a bitch! I didn't have the extensions I needed to be able to stand up and break it loose with the breaker & cheater.
FWIW, this seemed like it took a LOT more torque than the axle nuts. Those things are no problem for me.