You're better off just getting one of the double sided sockets on ebay that does the wheel and axle nuts I think the wheel nut in around 34-36mm. Rear axle nut is 30mm I believe and front is 28mm.What size is the nut on a 996 rear wheel? I'm getting ready to put new skins on, and don't want to guess and buy a collection of odd-sized sockets that won't fit anything in my garage.
There ya go. I knew they were huge but I still grossly underestimated them lol. Note if you buy these sockets in the store they will most likely be for a 1" wrench which will require an adapter to fit a 1/2" ratchet or gun.996 Rear wheel nut is 46mm, sprocket side is 42mm.
Torque spec for the 46mm is 180Nm, but I can't recall the value for the 42mm nut (I have a feeling it somthing like 160Nm?), but am not exactly sure, sorry.
Did you have a little play on the 42mm socket? I got a 42mm and a 46mm off amazon (seem to be of good build, steel not aluminium). The 42mm looks to have too much play on the nut IMHO? could it be a 41mm? Or do I have slightly off sized amazon sockets? I guess I'll have to dish out for napa sockets or does Anyone have a brand they recommend here. Done dickn around with amazon.Well, I got it done. The right tool for the right job. Found a 46mm socket and 1/2 to 3/4 adapter. The rear nut was off in about 5 seconds. All went back together nicely. Now I just need a dry day to scuff the new rubber in.
Thanks to everyone for your tips.