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Looking for Extra deep 1/2" drive sockets.

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by grimjaw, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. grimjaw

    grimjaw 1/2 ton status

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    I have been looking for Extra deep 1/2" drive sockets in 15/16". I have found a few so far. Snap-on has some for $50 each. Sunex has a set of 8 (1/2 thru 1") for $100. Then I found these 9" inch deep odd balls for about $45 each. Does anyone know of any others, impact perferred?

    Thanks

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  2. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    holy crap... $50 each? I don't have $50 in sockets... total... and I have like 3-4 sets. lol!! Just out of curiousity, what do you need to turn that will only accept a super deep socket?

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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Most likely u-bolts. :wink1:


    I have a Snap On extra deep 15/16" and it's the shat! They're expensive but worth it.
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    use u-bolts that are the right length? Custom u-bolts are cheaper than one of those sockets...

    j
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Most lift kits come with u-bolts that are too long because the companies use stuff that is generically long enough to fit more than one kit (ie; different size blocks). If you do a lot of kit installs (side work, whatever) a socket like that is pretty convenient.
     
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    I baught one thats 5" long from Mac Fulbrights here in spartanburg. IIRC I paid $20.

    Let me see if I can find a reciept:D
     
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    My U-bolts started the quest, but I handled them awhile ago. This is to save time in the future. Heck, I just like tools...
     
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    I had u bolts made, but got them a bit too long, and just ground about an inch off of them so that the socket would have bite....

    It would have to be a BIG lift to fit a 9" socket and impact on the u bolts.. but I would like to have some extra deep sockets, I'm sure they would come in handy sooner or later. I'm way too cheap for something like that though...
     
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    yeah cut some of the bolt off...
     
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    The lenght of the current U-bolts really is not the issue. I handled them with a 15/16" box wrench. I like having the right tool for the job.
     
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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    sometimes the right tool for the job is a cut off wheel and a hammer...:D
     
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    AMEN BROTHER:bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
     

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