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Wrench extender / torque adapter might be the next tool for the box

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by TSands83, Dec 30, 2022.

  1. Dec 30, 2022 at 2:57 PM
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    TSands83

    TSands83 [OP] USAF Jet Engine Mechanic

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    2015 Attitude Black Tundra Platinum CM 4x4
    Black TRD Pro headlights, iHacker LED Plug N Play harness, black LED fog lights, TRD Pro grille, TRD skid plate, TRD front and rear sway bars, TRD Pro Fox shocks, TRD intake, TRD dual exhaust, Lexus/Toyota aluminum oil filter cap, Stahlbus oil drain valve, black Fuel Offroad Pump 20x9+20 wheels, color matched mirror caps and door handles, stubby antenna, black tube steps, driver side assist handle, Rago dash plate with ICS backing plate, SR black interior door handles, SR black dash center panel, Tacoma/4Runner left and SR right black steering wheel switches, black steering wheel emblem, black TRD shift knob, AJT Designs shifter and cup holder bezels and HVAC control knobs, Husky floor mats, Trail Edition bed storage boxes, bed LED strip lighting, bed mat, Charvonia Design Billet Tie-down Anchors, 38 gallon fuel tank, RCI fuel tank skid plate, AVS window deflectors/visors, Recon taillights, Recon smoked 3rd brake light, GTR Lighting interior and exterior bulbs, Morimoto mirror puddle lamps, center console wireless charging tray, RAM Mounts Quick Grip wireless charger, Alpine iLX-F509/DVE-5300/KCX-630HD/DVR-C320R, Maestro RR, Garmin Drivesmart 65 & Traffic, Llumar FormulaOne Stratos Nano-Ceramic Window Tint. More to come...
    So...while I was changing the shocks on my Tundra, I ran into where the lower control arm front cam bolt nuts are behind the skid plate. To actually torque them to 221 ft-lbs per the manual, I would've needed to remove the skid plate. However, a 24mm boxend fits just fine. I just ugga-dugga'd it till I farted :rofl: to German spec. Good enough until I brought it in for an alignment and zero point calibration. Or is it? They only had to adjust Toe. So, I will eventually double check the torque on the LCA cams.

    No one seems to make a 24mm torque adapter. I was thinking about taking a chromoly steel 24mm boxend wrench and a 24mm 1/2dr socket...knotch the socket, cut the boxed to 4-1/8 long, and weld them together to make a custom tool.
    20221230_133239.jpg

    19mm is the largest size Napa sells.
    Screenshot_20221230_140043.jpg
    https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/CHTTA38119M

    Then I just came across these on Amazon. This might be better.
    Screenshot_20221230_162251.jpg
    Laser 7017 Universal Wrench
    Extender Adaptor
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075TF4HGQ

    A-KARCK Universal Wrench Extender Adaptor
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09C1L9KMW

    Anblak Wrench Extender
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B6ZW7WJL

    Walston Industrial GH100-701 Universal Wrench Adapter
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BMWPWR44

    K Tool International Universal Wrench Extender Adaptor
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001GS0ZBY

    BAM! Problem solved! It would let me put a breaker bar or torque wrench on any box or open end wrench. Can't remember how many times I've daisy chained wrenches to break torque or couldn't get a torque wrench to fit somewhere. Thing to remember with a torque wrench application...keep it at a 90 degree angle or do the math to get the proper torque.

    As far as which one...I'm suspecting that they are all the exact same thing, made in the same factory, just branded and priced different. But I might pull the trigger on the Walston.
    20221230_154409.jpg

    Thought I would share. Let me know what you think.
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2022
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