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ModMan43
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 71
posted January 03, 2003 08:52 AM  
I have been wondering for a long time how NASCAR sockets work. Are the nuts inside of a socket or how does it work? Is there anything out on the market for anyone to buy? Thanks

sixwillwin
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 493
posted January 03, 2003 09:22 AM  
I have one from Longacre. Expensive. About $60 bucks. Its oversized so the lugnuts dont hang up in the socket. It does not store the lugnuts inside. The lugnuts are glued to the wheels and hang up on the edge of the studs when the wheel is placed on the hub.

ModMan43
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 71
posted January 03, 2003 12:54 PM  
What exactly do you mean? The lugs are glued to the rim? Do you need special rims then? Cause if you tightened one it would go on really crooked. Could you give me an email address or web site to find them? I am very interested on buying one. Thanks

dirtbuster
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 2007
posted January 03, 2003 01:13 PM  
What he means is that the nuts are glued onto the wheel and as the wheel is place on the car the nuts break loose. The nut itself stays on the start of the stud and the wheel gets pressed up to the hub. The studs have a short unthreaded portion that aligns and holds the nut so that when you hit it with the gun it starts itself and snugs down.


Racer14K
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 387
posted January 03, 2003 03:44 PM  
ModMan43
Just as the others had said, the nuts are glued to the wheels with yellow weatherstrip adhesive. When they remove the nuts the socket has a spring in it that ejects the nut out when the socket is pulled away from the wheel.

dirtbuster
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 2007
posted January 03, 2003 03:56 PM  
The open end of the socket is also rounded slightly so that it slips easily over the edge of the nut when you are in a hurry. In fact once you pull the trigger you never have to let up. With the gun spinning and with the right amount of force you can pop it on and off the nuts without stopping. Thats how they do it so quick... you dont see them stop on every nut and stop the gun then place it on the nut and start again.

I dont know what we would do without our pit socket. Even though we dont have to make 15 second pit stops, it sure makes tire changes easier in the shop (and the track) because you dont have to mess with it ea time to get it lined up right and slip it on the nut like you would with regular sockets.

widebody
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 296
posted January 06, 2003 07:01 PM  
I just use a 1 1/16, 6 point socket. I cant bring myself to pay $60 for a socket. If I was racing for more money, Im sure id have 3 or 4..
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hamer36
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 196
posted January 06, 2003 09:11 PM  
You don't need an expensive socket if you go to www.lapsavers.com

Eljojo
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 968
posted January 12, 2003 03:24 PM  
I saw that lapsaver invention...my first thought was"I could make one of those" till I saw the price. Then I thought, "I hope this idea goes for this guy" I'll have a set when he gets the 4 3/4" bc out. Check it out!

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