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      05-24-2021, 01:55 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Tes View Post
Back to the topic on hand. Did some preliminary investigation today. Looks promising so far, I'm currently trying to figure out how to use my 3/8 torque wrench with the clearances. Did some measurement, seems like ~4 cm reach (total E10 socket length) is the perfect amount with some small tolerance to spare for the princess auto 3/8 torque wrench.

I'm considering getting this:

It is slightly longer than I wanted at 5 cm, but might cop it do a test fit and send it back to amazon if it doesn't fit haha. Will keep on searching for the perfect socket/combo XD It looks doable though just need the right reach. Might get my buddy to make a custom extension for me but we'll see lol.
No don't use flexi joints, they're fine for removal but they will not get the correct torque specs on tightening, if the joint is bent.

This are my solutions:

1) use all 1/2 drive tools, then use a 1/2" to 3/8" adapter which is exactly 1" long and the perfect extension length, this will connect to your 3/8" e10 socket.

2) I just ordered a bunch of sockets from china, and essentially I have 1 1/4" e10 socket so I can use a 3/8" to 1/4 adapter which is also 1" long and the perfect length and will also allow me to use my 3/8" drive tools and torque wrench. I also bought a 1/2" e10 socket that will allow me to use a 3/8" to 1/2" adapter which is also 1" long and will also allow me to use my 3/8" drive tools. So 2 options Incase one of them is insufficient. I also like the 1/4" drive tools because it'll allow me to get in tight areas.
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