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Old 17th February 2020, 08:47   #611
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My big fingers meant 15mm sockets

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Old 17th February 2020, 08:51   #612
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HI Scott.

The next time you attempt the job pop round and borrow my Irwins

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Also the 15mm sis sided socket with 30cm ratchet bar

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You can use this as well for the brake hose

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Thanks Steve may borrow the spanner, I've ordered a new 15mm 6 sided socket so will wait for that to come.

And of course some dry weather

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I'm sure the amount of off road vehicles on the road these days is due to the condition road surfaces. An ordinary car can't cope with the rough terrain !
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Old 17th February 2020, 15:34   #614
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Today I did not change the steering wheel as my 30 Trox screwdriver did nit fit as the head was to big.

Have to buy a new set.
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Today I did not change the steering wheel as my 30 Trox screwdriver did nit fit as the head was to big.

Have to buy a new set.
You need the type like this.....LINK

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Today I did not change the steering wheel as my 30 Trox screwdriver did nit fit as the head was to big.

Have to buy a new set.
Hi Forrestt
You had the right size of torx so I wonder why it would not fit, try a 27 tors these are the extra long ones below.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dekton-Ex....c100005.m1851

But best of the bunch are these without a doubt.
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You had the right size of torx so I wonder why it would not fit,
Perhaps the type used were something like these?



Where the shoulder of the bit holder prevents the bit from engaging with the screw head

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Old 17th February 2020, 23:58   #618
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Snap. From Aldi few years ago. Price. Next to nothing like those in link. Come in very handy Brian.
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Where the shoulder of the bit holder prevents the bit from engaging with the screw head

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Brian yes they are never going to fit, ok for use in confined places though, you can never have enough tools, just when you think you up crops a problem and you need to get one
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Consider this.

Not just Wheel size plays a part here, tyre types and specification does too.

A year or so ago, I bought four new UNIROYAL Rainsport 3s for my daily driver ZT-T and fitted them to its 18" Gridspoke Alloy Wheels. I put my usual extra psi in them all as I have usually done to all my cars tyres for decades as it suits my use and provides the handling and braking I prefer. However, not quite tooth loosening, but, quality of ride was not as it should be. Far too harsh but, superb handling in the the dry as well as wet. I then saw the "XL" on the tyre sidewalls and the penny dropped. I had not realised I had bought XL = Extra Load Rainsports with much stiffer sidewalls. Those along with the few psi over recommended grossly affected ride quality. I dropped the pressure to 29 psi all round and the ride quality was greatly improved.

Old story, you are never too old to learn new stuff. I'm a tad wiser now..
After swapping the wheels for some Unions last night and the car now driving brilliant , I checked the 18 inch tyre's this morning and you're right , they had extra load on all 4 sidewalls. I've chucked them in my garage whilst I decide whether to keep them or sell them .
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