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Old 06-30-2019, 09:28 PM   #1
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Socket size for OEM struct bolts

Hi all!

I am getting ready to install SPC 81305 into the front lower struct hole and move the OEM 14mm bolts to the top struct holes.

It seems like the SPC bolts need 15 and 18mm sockets. What sockets do I need for the OEM bolts?

I tried searching around but came up short; would be great if someone could save me the trouble of taking off the front wheel before I run off to Lowe's

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Dude, don't you have a socket set? If not
Go buy both SAS and Metric sets. The more sockets in the kit the better.
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As said, get a set, you're going to need it..
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Dude, don't you have a socket set? If not
Go buy both SAS and Metric sets. The more sockets in the kit the better.
(Not OP) As someone who has a large socket set there are times where it's handy to know the size before the job. Sometimes you just can't store your tools near your vehicle and it can be a pain to carry the whole set around rather than the 2 or 3 sockets necessary for a job.

Sorry I can't help OP but I haven't done the job yet.
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(Not OP) As someone who has a large socket set there are times where it's handy to know the size before the job. Sometimes you just can't store your tools near your vehicle and it can be a pain to carry the whole set around rather than the 2 or 3 sockets necessary for a job.

Sorry I can't help OP but I haven't done the job yet.
Seriously? I have two sets like this, one of them almost lives in my car. It's the size of a large lunchbox and has most everything I need. I have swapped out a few of the SAE sockets and wrenches to have duplicates of metric sizes I use the most.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-227-...hes/1000642747
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iirc it's like a 17 and a 19, annoying, you need at least 4-5 sizes for the job iirc, I've gotten lazy a few times and just used an adjustable wrench.

Make sure you have a deep socket for the nut on the SPC bolt, the bolt extends far past the nut so a short socket won't get it all the way on.

I found this DIY that calls out all the tools for disassembly:
http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10842

Harbor freight man, save yourself a few bucks, hobbyists don't need lifetime warranty tools imho. Buy the whole set that has the one piece you need, repeat until you have just about everything.

Also I don't know what a struct is, but I'm assuming you mean strut.
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Oops, been programming too much C at work, said struct when i meant struc

I ended up buying a nice 224 piece set from Lowe's. Splurged a little but man it's nice to have tools finally.

For future reference, the OEM bolts and nuts are all 19mm. The SPC lower bolt are different for the nut vs bolt head: 15mm and 18mm.
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