lug nut size

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  1. limechallenger

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    I've got a 2014 Ram 4x4 sport regular cab Hemi. I want to buy a impact socket and need to know whether it's a Metric size or Standard? Truck has factory 20" aluminum wheels. please let me know! Thanks!
     
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    i got a nice set of impact sockets on sale at canadian tire in canada for mine. It was a lot better value to get the case with a combo of metric and SAE sockets than to buy an individual socket. Glad I did cause I work on my kids vehicles too so I'm dealing with 3 different lug nut sizes. lol
     
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    OK , Great! Thanks!
     
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    My 2011 Ram came with chrome lug nuts, the ones that have the chrome caps on them.....ya the garbage ones-lol. A 22mm socket only fits half way on them. My cousin told me I need a 22-1/2 mm socket to get them off. The only place I know of that sells 1/2 size sockets is a snap on truck. Going to replace them very soon. My cousin works for Firestone. He's letting me borrow his 22-1/2 socket so I can swap them for real chrome lugs.
     
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    The Snap-on one should be 22mm on one end and 22.5 mm on the other end,handy sockets to have for about 3 more hits with an impact,then you might want to step up to a 23 mm and a hammer to beat the socket off the nut,the chrome cap on a nut that see's a fair bit of impact tightening has to be one of FCA's better ideas,aarrgghh,lol.I swap my rear tires to drag radials pretty well every week-end,so I go through a set of wheelnuts every season,gotta go looking for a set that don't use a cap,lol
     
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    damn. these again? It seems to be a shared bad idea cause Ford did the same. Found out the hard way when I first did winter tire swap on daughter's new to her Escape and neither an SAE or metric wrench would fit easily on the nuts. "Swollen caps" on the nuts is how some refer to them and they can get so bad you can't get them off. Didn't you go to Crappy Tire, Rick?:) That's where I got the replacements for my daughters and the price seemed reasonable. I think I got her the McGards.


    McGard 64069

    Stock style I think is this number- 64073
     
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    I bought my "spline" lug nuts for my Mickey Thomspon 17" rims that my drag radials are mounted on at Crappy Tire,never even thought to look through their Mcgard selection Terry,lol.I'll have to check them out later today.
     
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    No luck at Canadian Tire Terry,they have to special order the Mcgards in the bulge style nut that the stock wheel nut uses.
     

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