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      12-11-2012, 11:31 AM   #23
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BMW are 17mm, I use a normal socket (not deep) and wrap a layer of duct tape on the outside to avoid scratching the wheel recesses.

As to where I bought it, it was a seller on eBay but I can't remember who. I'll bet you can find them from any tool seller. The one Will posted is perfectly good though.
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      12-11-2012, 12:48 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by davyk31 View Post
Ummmmmm why ??

Doesn't every tyre depot and garage in the country do this or am I missing something?
Already been answered but I'll pitch in again.

I had a mare with my last car when some fucktard used an impact gun to try to remove the wheels. Garage that fixed it said never let anyone near your wheel bolts with an impact wrench.

I use the appropriate sized socket (with tape wrapped around it as per xenon), an extension piece with a hole through it (don't know what it's called), socket bar through this then if need be another foot of pole on the end of that.... if things get really serious I will also bring out the engineers hammer to get the break.

The trouble with things like extending arm wheel braces is that they often go off at an angle that isn't 90 degrees. I find that being able to push and pull at exactly 90 degrees is the key to stubborn wheel bolts.
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      12-11-2012, 04:44 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by davyk31 View Post
Brian, what size is the compressor you are using and does it run the gun without running the compressor all the time?
2HP 25 litre so not up to it.
Here are the compressor and gun.
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      12-16-2012, 06:03 AM   #26
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You might get one wheel off if you are lucky before the compressor fires up.
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