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Old 15 November 2015, 15:22   #1
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Nuts! Specifically trailer wheel nuts....

So while putting on my new winch strap onto the trailer I thought I would check the size of the wheel nuts to make sure brace I have fits, I tried both the 17mm and 19mm sockets and neither seemed a snug fit.... The axle is indespension 750kg rated unbraked with 4 stud hubs..... Any other size of nut used? The hubs have been replaced and what I thought was the part number doesn't come up..... Anyone come across a different size of nut? 17mm seemed closer I didn't have vernier with me and weather was getting bad so I packed up and left I'm going tomstruggle to get back to yard in daylight so any ideas appreciated.
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Old 15 November 2015, 15:33   #2
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If it is as old as me it could be 5/8 AF.
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Old 15 November 2015, 16:50   #3
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think my indespension trailer has 18mm wheel nuts
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Old 15 November 2015, 17:26   #4
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think my indespension trailer has 18mm wheel nuts
That would make sense, particular as it means needing a seperate brace for the bloody trailer !!! Are trailer wheel nuts oversized? Ie 18mm for M10 thread?
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If you shop about you can get a wheel brace socket with 2 different sizes
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Old 15 November 2015, 17:51   #6
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They'll be 3/8", so an 18mm socket will fit.
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yes I just use an 18mm socket and ratchet
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Hey, the original post says that 17mm was not a snug fit, so how can an 18mm be the answer?
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the op said neither 17mm or 19mm was a snug fit (maybe 17 was too small and 19 was too big) .I use an 18mm socket on mine and it works for me
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Hey, the original post says that 17mm was not a snug fit, so how can an 18mm be the answer?

I'll be honest I wa being attacked by 40mph wind and horizontal rain so I didn't spend ages trying I tried 17mm as it looked right then 19mm which was loose ( can't remember if 17mm went over the nut or not)

Sounds like I need to get a 3/8 socket
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