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Chris Reinhardt

I have my trusty Makita 9.6v 3/8 drive I have been using for years.  The problem I run into is on the rear wheels where you have to use a long socket to reach the inside.  I find that socket sucks up most of the torque, and seems to work fine on the fronts as well…

From what I can find on the web about that old impact, they say 600in/lbs, so 50ft/lbs, probably 1/2 that through the socket.

Now on a magnesium wheel, I wouldn’t run them up with an impact,  I would most likely either torque wrench them on or at least a “T” handle, so you can feel the torque….

Chris Reinhardt

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