Tuner Style Lug Installation Tool, Pack of 1 Installation Tool
For use only with McGard SplineDrive lug nuts with a 1/2"-20, M12x1.25 or M12x1.5 thread size
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SplineDrive Installation tool. For use only with McGard SplineDrive lug nuts with a 1/2"-20, M12x1.25 or M12x1.5 thread size. Installation tool has a 13/16" HEX size. This product may contain globally sourced materials/components.
Lug nut installation tools are fitted specifically to your exact lug nuts. Please contact us if you have any fitment questions prior to purchase. Installation of any component or system should only be performed by those with proper training and experience. We recommend installation by a professional installer. All products should be hand-tested prior to a full installation. Contact us immediately for replacement parts if you have any issues during your test installation.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This socket fits the McGard 65000 series spline drive lug nuts; Black, Chrome, Red cap, etc. This tool gets bad reviews because the socket wall is thin and will split if you don't beef it up.
I chose to buy the package of four 65330 spline drive lug nuts because all the other spline drive lug nuts that fit my application came is sets of 20, 24, or 30. I did not need or want a security lug nut on every lug nor pay $30 for lug nuts. 3 or 4 lug nuts would do.
The McGard 65330 was perfect EXCEPT for the bad reviews on the tool. I could not find another 13/16 8 spline socket, so I decided to modify the tool. If you are at all handy, you can do what I did:
It was worth an hour of my time to take the tool to the hardware store, find a galvanized pipe nipple that slid inside the installation tool, another that fit around the tool, trim each piece to length, and use JB Weld to epoxy the 3 pieces together.
(1) I seated one of the lug nuts in the tool,...
This thing IS featherweight. Yes, I reinforced it per the recommendation of another poster on here (3/4" electrical conduit outside, 1/2" electrical conduit slit lengthwise on the inside, both JBWelded). Yes, it'll work perfectly fine for me, now. BUT, how many people have the ability to do what I and that other reviewer did? From the factory, this socket is a travesty. Any non-educated bonehead can easily see that looking at this thing, the wrong way, will demolish it.
ONLY buy this socket and the spline drive lugs if you are able to reinforce it. Otherwise, just wait and see! You'll be stuck on the side of the highway, trying to change your flat tire, and this thing will crumple, and then you'll scream an endless stream of curses and incantations and epithets at the McGard "engineers."
Oh, plus, there really is zero justification for making it so thin walled. Maybe I need to be exposed to more wheels, but I have a hard time seeing how...
I bought 2 of these to replace a previous one that had split at the end after removing 3 summer wheels on my Mazda3. I figured the previous one broke as I had not inserted it all the way onto the lug nut before trying to remove the nut. I tried the first replacement, making sure that it was properly seated onto the lug nut. Using just a short tire lug iron that came with my car the McGard tool twisted and collapsed. Broke without even loosening 1 nut!
I filled the 2nd replacement with epoxy to keep it from breaking and was able to get the 4th wheel off.
I like the McGard splined lug nut but the installation tool needs to be made stronger like their competitors. A stronger stiffer metal should do it.
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