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    Hi, anyone know if the following wheel wrench is universal that can fit all wheel nuts? Cheers

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Draper-19152.../dp/B0001K9QGI
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    Should be, should fit any 1/2" drive sockets. I bought the Halfords branded one with 26mm head to fit my wheel nuts.
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    I can't imagine why it wouldn't. Get that bottle Jack that's listed under it too while you're at it - a million times easier, more effective, and safer than the horrendous scissor jacks you almost always get with modern cars.
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    (Original post by Nuffles)
    I can't imagine why it wouldn't. Get that bottle Jack that's listed under it too while you're at it - a million times easier, more effective, and safer than the horrendous scissor jacks you almost always get with modern cars.
    I once had the RAC out after a bottle jack slipped and the car ended up on its brakes! Moral of the story? also carry chocks and a hefy lump of wood or two
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    (Original post by Landie_Man)
    I once had the RAC out after a bottle jack slipped and the car ended up on its brakes! Moral of the story? also carry chocks and a hefy lump of wood or two
    Handbrake should be on and the car in gear anyway Also, the jack should have been in a place it couldn't have slipped from. Most decent bottle jacks have teeth cut into the lifting pad so you can secure it under the sill (or my preferred place) under the suspension wishbone/axle. If you get it right you only have to jack the car up 2-3cm to get the tyre off the ground without extending the suspension.
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    Land rover handbrake and gears! Hello!! Lol. I carry axle stands too
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    I used to carry wheel blocks and axle stands for the Land Rover but I simply don't bother with the Golf. I think the wheel blocks are in the roof box actually, but the axle stands are 5 tonne rated I think so they're heavy mofos and live in the garage at home.
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    Should be fine for most cars but personally I'd have a breaker bar and socket. The breaker bar will be stronger and most are 2ft at that size, so a bit longer anyway. Also without that bend in the end it's probably easier to store, despite being longer.
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    (Original post by Salu.)
    Hi, anyone know if the following wheel wrench is universal that can fit all wheel nuts? Cheers

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Draper-19152.../dp/B0001K9QGI
    You're basically buying a breaker bar with a couple of sockets.
    The sockets might fit they might not. Even if they don't, one the correct size will only be a couple of quid.

    (Original post by Nuffles)
    I can't imagine why it wouldn't. Get that bottle Jack that's listed under it too while you're at it - a million times easier, more effective, and safer than the horrendous scissor jacks you almost always get with modern cars.
    Bottle jacks are crap. Just like a scissor jack they cannot move under the car as it pivots over.
    The ONLY jack to use is a trolley jack. Although, I apreciate that noone is going to carry a trolley jack around.
    I've got a side mounted jack for my car. It slides into a tube welded under the sill so no chance of slippage.

    (Original post by Landie_Man)
    Land rover handbrake and gears! Hello!! Lol. I carry axle stands too

    LR series has a transbrake rather than a handbrake in the traditional sense of the word.
    Once applied it shouldn't be going ANYWHERE. When you come to service it, you'll discover it's basically a little drum brake on the rear prop.

    -JC.
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    (Original post by JC.)
    Bottle jacks are crap. Just like a scissor jack they cannot move under the car as it pivots over.
    The ONLY jack to use is a trolley jack. Although, I apreciate that noone is going to carry a trolley jack around.
    I've got a side mounted jack for my car. It slides into a tube welded under the sill so no chance of slippage.

    LR series has a transbrake rather than a handbrake in the traditional sense of the word.
    Once applied it shouldn't be going ANYWHERE. When you come to service it, you'll discover it's basically a little drum brake on the rear prop.

    -JC.
    While a bottle jack is inferior to a trolley jack, it is vastly better than a scissor jack. I've had too many close calls with scissor jacks to ever trust them again - bottle jacks are far more stable. Also, if you're lifting from under the suspension arm/axle then the car barely needs to be lifted off the ground to get the wheel off, further increasing stability.

    I think what Landie Man was referring to was that while a Land Rover hand brake is very strong, you still have play in especially the differentials and tension to be taken up in the drivetrain meaning it will happily roll a few inches in either direction once the hand brake is applied. You'll see this in action when you come to a rolling stop on a hill, apply the hand brake, and the car will lurch forward a few inches as you take your foot off the brake.
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    Sorry, but bottle jacks and scissor jacks are NO better than each other.
    The base of neither can move and are therefore as equally unstable.

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