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I just purchased a 96 XR6 a week ago with 17" AJR wheels and the other day i attempted to fit the wheel brace (thing that unscrews the wheel nuts?) into the rims but it was too big for the hole. So now im stuck if i get a flat as the standard brace doesnt fit the the wheels. I then went to a tyre shop that said i needed a 21m socket, i was just wondering what kind of ratchet i would need to attach to the socket in order to turn the wheel nuts and unscrew them as i assums they would be on a fairly tight?? thanks
 

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1/2 inch will be fine.... Use a breaker bar though
 

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I AGREE with both the above but i would go the after market and make sure its metric there less chance damage to those nice wheels greg venomXR6
 

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I'd get a 21mm spark plug socket - they are longer than standard sockets, and also have the advantage of fitting a standard wheel brace - no need for a breaker bar!
 

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Thanks for the replies guys and JC i think i'm going with your idea, when i got my car serviced the other day my mechanic also ordered me in a socket where one end fits into my standard wheel brace and the other onto the wheel nuts, so now i can still use my standard wheel brace!
 

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That's all I ever use, but i actually use the 21mm socket and the L-shaped wheel brace (same as a breaker bar, i guess). If I'm at home, i loosen them with the brace etc, then use the cordless drill to remove them completely (lazy, but effective).
 
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