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Old 03-02-2020, 06:35 PM   #26
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I'll play, here's my box at work:



Damn, image quality took a hit, did the hosting quality get reduced?
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Old 03-02-2020, 06:53 PM   #27
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Hosting quality improved in that you can load a funking page of images now. You may find a thread about it somewhere.
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Old 03-02-2020, 11:19 PM   #28
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A toolbox with plants on it? Is that what Snap-On boxes are good for?
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Old 03-03-2020, 07:55 AM   #29
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Old 03-03-2020, 08:05 AM   #30
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Can't you read? It's a fish stretcher and carpet descaler.
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Old 03-03-2020, 08:22 AM   #31
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I remember the thread about it
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Old 03-03-2020, 09:03 AM   #32
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A toolbox with plants on it? Is that what Snap-On boxes are good for?
Try putting two pineapples on a Harbor Freight box and see what happens!

For real though, did reddit ever come to a conclusion? I searched but couldn't find it on r/whatisthisthing.
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Old 03-03-2020, 09:19 AM   #33
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I only buy the finest overpriced chrome plated **** from some roaming dude in a truck who lets me finance on a weekly basis because I'm an idiot who makes poor financial decisions while also thinking I need to impress the other fellas at the quick lube shop with an $8k toolbox I don't need.

I think that about covers it.

is that like buying expensive designer boots to wear in an office?
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Old 03-03-2020, 11:14 AM   #34
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Been fairly keen on the new Milwaukee Packout line of storage. Would be nice to take that as a toolbox for track days and what not, with some Kaizen foam inserts to hold everything in place.
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Old 03-03-2020, 11:43 AM   #35
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I'm looking for a good roller toolbox now. How are the current offerings from Craftsman? I've been looking at some available through Lowe's that are 'Murican made.
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Old 03-03-2020, 12:42 PM   #36
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I'm looking for a good roller toolbox now. How are the current offerings from Craftsman? I've been looking at some available through Lowe's that are 'Murican made.
Over smooth concrete and a generally clean area? Probably ok. Everyday use on rough concrete, casters and bottom might not last too long.
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Old 03-03-2020, 12:44 PM   #37
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in all seriousness...

I need a 22mm thin walled socket that is actually thinner than a normal one. I ask because it seems the vast majority of sockets marked thin wall on amazon and elsewhere are not actually thinner than normal...

need for wheel duty, my existing 1/2" drive impact socket technically fit in the hole but I just completely ****ed the finish on my wheels putting them on.

Any thoughts?
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Old 03-03-2020, 12:57 PM   #38
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in all seriousness...

I need a 22mm thin walled socket that is actually thinner than a normal one. I ask because it seems the vast majority of sockets marked thin wall on amazon and elsewhere are not actually thinner than normal...

need for wheel duty, my existing 1/2" drive impact socket technically fit in the hole but I just completely ****ed the finish on my wheels putting them on.

Any thoughts?
change to something like this?

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Old 03-03-2020, 01:19 PM   #39
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Snap-On non impact sockets are thinner walled than typical Craftsman/big box store stuff. Would be a $25 test to find it if it clears, though. Or you could turn down a cheaper one. In either case I wouldn't break free or tq with an impact wrench, though.
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Old 03-03-2020, 01:33 PM   #40
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in all seriousness...

I need a 22mm thin walled socket that is actually thinner than a normal one. I ask because it seems the vast majority of sockets marked thin wall on amazon and elsewhere are not actually thinner than normal...

need for wheel duty, my existing 1/2" drive impact socket technically fit in the hole but I just completely ****ed the finish on my wheels putting them on.

Any thoughts?
I had good luck with this brand, might need to get the version without the protector though. https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Pneumati.../dp/B007QV26XK

On the Forgestar F14 wheels I have I had to go to a smaller diameter nut with its own driver. What torquemada posted would work also.
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Old 03-04-2020, 08:45 AM   #41
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I had good luck with this brand, might need to get the version without the protector though. https://www.amazon.com/Grey-Pneumati.../dp/B007QV26XK

On the Forgestar F14 wheels I have I had to go to a smaller diameter nut with its own driver. What torquemada posted would work also.
yeah, I actually found the GP ones online, with the protector they are about the same OD as my existing socket (GP with protector is 31.5MM, my Craftsman is 32mm). Not sure if that .5mm will make a difference. Might be just fine since the protector will help prevent it from marring the surface further and 32mm does fit in the hole... just barely.
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Old 03-04-2020, 09:27 AM   #42
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yeah, I actually found the GP ones online, with the protector they are about the same OD as my existing socket (GP with protector is 31.5MM, my Craftsman is 32mm). Not sure if that .5mm will make a difference. Might be just fine since the protector will help prevent it from marring the surface further and 32mm does fit in the hole... just barely.
It will probably work. I had a set of wheels that had tight pockets for the lug nuts. A normal socket would not work with regular lug nuts. I bought a set of smaller headed forged lug nuts and a steel regular deep socket would barely fit (I mean tight - you could tap it onto the lug nut but really not turn it without bunging up the wheel finish). I bought a "slim protected" socket and it worked well, even though there was only a mm or so difference in diameter.

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Old 03-04-2020, 09:56 AM   #43
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It will probably work. I had a set of wheels that had tight pockets for the lug nuts. A normal socket would not work with regular lug nuts. I bought a set of smaller headed forged lug nuts and a steel regular deep socket would barely fit (I mean tight - you could tap it onto the lug nut but really not turn it without bunging up the wheel finish). I bought a "slim protected" socket and it worked well, even though there was only a mm or so difference in diameter.

indeed. I basically already royally screwed up the surface anyways but it might be nice to avoid it in the future, especially since I'll be swapping wheels at least a dozen times a year.
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Old 03-04-2020, 10:08 AM   #44
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^Similar to those are the Titan Tools sockets. The nylon/plastic part slides off and leaves a super thin socket. I had to buy one for the winter wheels on my Hyundai Kona as nothing else would fit.

Can get on Amazon, but I needed it in a hurry and AutoZone carries them for about the same price. I couldn't find a thinner socket.
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Old 03-04-2020, 10:57 AM   #45
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indeed. I basically already royally screwed up the surface anyways but it might be nice to avoid it in the future, especially since I'll be swapping wheels at least a dozen times a year.
I had a set of McGard spline drives on my WRX, and the tool they came with was about at thin as you could get, coupled with the nuts themselves being quite small in diameter. Plus, they're two-piece so the seat doesn't have to twist and dig into the wheels as you torque em.

https://www.oakos.com/MCG84247.htm?g...QaAqwNEALw_wcB
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Old 03-04-2020, 11:39 AM   #46
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I had a set of McGard spline drives on my WRX, and the tool they came with was about at thin as you could get, coupled with the nuts themselves being quite small in diameter. Plus, they're two-piece so the seat doesn't have to twist and dig into the wheels as you torque em.

https://www.oakos.com/MCG84247.htm?g...QaAqwNEALw_wcB
^^Chosen just for the pic.
yeah sadly there don't appear to be many itty-bitty lugs like that for my car. I've got big-honkin lugs that get torqued to 140 ft-lbs!

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sorry, didn't see that you said "shared just for the pic". It does look like they offer something that might work for me and in black which would look less terrible... Wonder if they hold up to highish-torque applications ok?
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Old 03-04-2020, 12:53 PM   #48
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Mike,

You can torque deez.
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Old 03-04-2020, 01:24 PM   #49
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yeah sadly there don't appear to be many itty-bitty lugs like that for my car. I've got big-honkin lugs that get torqued to 140 ft-lbs!

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sorry, didn't see that you said "shared just for the pic". It does look like they offer something that might work for me and in black which would look less terrible... Wonder if they hold up to highish-torque applications ok?
140 ft-lbs is up there for sure, but the two piece design may help by reducing stress on the splined adapter as you turn them. It's made of aluminum and lightweight, but seemed well made.

What thread pitch do you need?
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Old 03-04-2020, 01:28 PM   #50
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You could always have a socket machined down too.

I'm learning I have to grind down wrenches and such to make them thin to fit in newer cars with really tight features.
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