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PabloCruise
06-08-2007, 04:44 PM
Has anyone found a good source for a 54 mm socket?

I am getting ready for the infamous birf packing. I've been calling around looking for a 54 mm socket.

NAPA has a 2 1/8 for $57 + tax?!? :eek:

Harbor Freight said their sets don't go that large.

Fastenal's price was over $50 as well.

Where have y'all been getting your sockets?

TIA,

nakman
06-08-2007, 04:47 PM
Bought mine from Slee. ~$20? requires a 3/4"-1/2" adapter for your torque wrench, you can borrow it if you want.

MDH33
06-08-2007, 04:55 PM
SOR sells one for $16 as well.

wesintl
06-08-2007, 05:05 PM
craftsman...

corsair23
06-08-2007, 09:32 PM
Ben's garage :D

But he didn't let me keep it :p:

Jenny Cruiser
06-09-2007, 03:06 AM
Doesn't Coyote Cruisers have them? You can use mine if you like. It's well used and smells like axle grease. :D

beatdown83fj60
06-09-2007, 07:14 AM
I think they are 15 bucks at Trailgear.com, 25 bucks from Marlin, and 25 at Cruiser Outfitters. I was actually thinking about welding one up out of 1/8 plate steel myself. I noticed they are pretty hard to find as well. Lowes, Home Depot, and most of the hardware stores I've checked at would have to order the socket for me and I'm pretty sure they'd all have to thick of a wall to work properly as they would just be a regular socket and not a fancy more expensive hub socket lol. I have used a BFH and a chisel before but I hate fawking the nuts up and it's easier to get the nuts properly tightened with a socket.

Uncle Ben
06-09-2007, 08:26 AM
I think they are 15 bucks at Trailgear.com, 25 bucks from Marlin, and 25 at Cruiser Outfitters. I was actually thinking about welding one up out of 1/8 plate steel myself. I noticed they are pretty hard to find as well. Lowes, Home Depot, and most of the hardware stores I've checked at would have to order the socket for me and I'm pretty sure they'd all have to thick of a wall to work properly as they would just be a regular socket and not a fancy more expensive hub socket lol. I have used a BFH and a chisel before but I hate fawking the nuts up and it's easier to get the nuts properly tightened with a socket.

If Trail Gear was giving them away I would still buy one from Marlin! Just say NO to Gieger! :rant: :mad:

sleeoffroad
06-09-2007, 08:39 AM
pst, we actually have them in stock all the time :D But then that would be to easy. The one we sell not is the OTC one and it does not need a 1/2" to 3/4" adapter.

IanB
06-09-2007, 07:39 PM
craftsman...

x2.

About $20-30 IIRC and gauranteed for life.

Inukshuk
06-10-2007, 12:45 PM
I bought mine from Slee, but Tool King also usually has them if that's closer to you.

Kipper
06-10-2007, 02:13 PM
NAPA has a 2 1/8 for $57 + tax?!? :eek:


Call napa back and ask them to look in the "other" book, they have the $57 one that is ideal for working on oil rigs in the gulf, has a super thick wall that may or may not fit within your hub to spin the nut, and they have one that is like $20ish that is made of stamped metal, much cheaper design, but for what you are doing will last a lifetime. My nearest (decent) parts store is actually the napa distribution center and they always have everything in stock (damn, just jinxed myself). I went in there a few weeks ago to get the hub socket and the backing plate bypass brake lines and the person helping was awesome, she tracked down the cheaper socket and found a few alternate part #'s for that brake line that worked great.:thumb: My 60 now has nice shiny clean knuckles.

Kipper
06-10-2007, 05:44 PM
... or just call Christo:D

ArloGuthroJeep
06-10-2007, 09:50 PM
Execuse me Toyota folks while a Jeeper lurks on here, but have a picture of your 54mm nut on the knuckle? I just can't imagine why that big of a nut is needed on there:eek:

wesintl
06-10-2007, 10:11 PM
http://www.birfield.com/~morgan/tech/axle/part1.html

11-14 ish

ArloGuthroJeep
06-10-2007, 10:23 PM
Thanks:thumb: You and your beefy Toyota axles:p:

PabloCruise
06-11-2007, 05:58 AM
...and the backing plate bypass brake lines...

:confused:

PabloCruise
06-11-2007, 06:08 AM
:thumb: My 60 now has nice shiny clean knuckles.

Sweet! Did you replace trunion and wheel bearings or just re-pack?

PabloCruise
06-11-2007, 06:09 AM
pst, we actually have them in stock all the time :D But then that would be to easy. The one we sell not is the OTC one and it does not need a 1/2" to 3/4" adapter.

Very cool! I'll have to figure out when I am heading down to Golden next...

Kipper
06-11-2007, 11:51 AM
:confused:

makes doing front axle service/birf jobs much easier. it eliminates the small rubber hose, coupler, and hard line that connects to the caliper. basically makes it so there is one long rubber hose that goes from the main brake line on the axle tube direct to the caliper. you can then pull the caliper, get it out of the way, and slide the backing plate off without having to open a brake line next time around.

Kipper
06-11-2007, 11:52 AM
Sweet! Did you replace trunion and wheel bearings or just re-pack?
yes, new bearings all the way around:thumb:

SteveH
06-12-2007, 08:33 AM
For future reference, Toyota dealers often carry the inexpensive giant-sized sockets for front end hubs. I find that the dealer in Colo Springs (Liberty) has a fair amount of good stuff, will cut you deals, and doesn't charge shipping.

PabloCruise
07-10-2007, 10:16 PM
makes doing front axle service/birf jobs much easier. it eliminates the small rubber hose, coupler, and hard line that connects to the caliper. basically makes it so there is one long rubber hose that goes from the main brake line on the axle tube direct to the caliper. you can then pull the caliper, get it out of the way, and slide the backing plate off without having to open a brake line next time around.

Do you have a p/n?

The fittings match up? Or do you need an adapter on the caliper?

Thanks!

Kipper
07-11-2007, 02:19 PM
yeah, everything matches up. I'll check this afternoon for a p/n. coming to the denver meeting tonight?

beatdown83fj60
07-14-2007, 08:16 PM
I bought one at the Tool King off 6th avenue on the frontage road near Simms/Union. It is actually a 55mm but worked fine, I used it today. It is stamped steel and cost a whole 12 bucks, one of the better tool investments I've made lately.

PabloCruise
07-29-2007, 03:49 PM
yeah, everything matches up. I'll check this afternoon for a p/n. coming to the denver meeting tonight?

Sorry no, did not make it.

If you come across a p/n, let me know. I am hoping to swap 60 knuckles onto the Pig someday soon...