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sonoramicommando

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R32 - what sizes are drive shaft nuts (at the hub end)?
« on: July 25, 2015, 09:36:05 PM »
i'm swapping diff & driveshafts - there is a massive 12 point nut (38mm +, as my 38mm socket won't fit) and supposedly 6 point nut underneath that at the hub end.
can anyone tell me the exact sizes for those nuts, so i can go buy them - i suppose i can buy the next size up and swap if it doesn't fit but it's a bit of hassle as well as a waste of time.
cheers,
sam
« Last Edit: July 25, 2015, 09:40:34 PM by sonoramicommando »

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Re: R32 - what sizes are drive shaft nuts (at the hub end)?
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2015, 10:08:09 AM »
Feeling plenty stupid now. 12 point nut s actually some sort of cover for the nut undetneath and it pretty much fell out when i gave a tap.
The actual nut seems like 36mm but if anyone knows for sure it d be great to get confirmation.

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Re: R32 - what sizes are drive shaft nuts (at the hub end)?
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2015, 01:45:23 AM »
Could you post up a photo? Not quite sure what nut you're talking about. Have swapped out diffs and driveshafts in and out of my C33 so I might know what nut you're talking about :)

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Re: R32 - what sizes are drive shaft nuts (at the hub end)?
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2015, 05:47:34 PM »
I got it sorted - 36mm nut.

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Re: R32 - what sizes are drive shaft nuts (at the hub end)?
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2015, 12:11:11 AM »
Ah right, those bastards. If you're unlucky enough (Like my old man with his cars) they need the force of Thor to crack them off, haha.

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Re: R32 - what sizes are drive shaft nuts (at the hub end)?
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2015, 09:27:52 PM »
managed to borrow a 36mm socket on a ratchet with a short bar at the end then bounced on it a bit - wasn't as bad as i thought would be  :)