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    spreader socket

    does anyone know a shop/online shop in the UK which sells a spreader socket ?



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    Quote Originally Posted by jay1601 View Post
    does anyone know a shop/online shop in the UK which sells a spreader socket ?



    thanks for any info
    What's that used for???
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    to remove the front suspension assembly
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    Quote Originally Posted by jay1601 View Post
    to remove the front suspension assembly
    At the top mount?
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    no, its moves the hub apart where the pinch bolt goes through
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    Quote Originally Posted by jay1601 View Post
    no, its moves the hub apart where the pinch bolt goes through
    Oh yes. That is a pain in the arse. I used a big flat head screwdriver and a huge crowbar to prize mine open. I wouldn't recommend doing it though.

    Does this socket need to be a certain size?
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    Here you go buddy:

    www.vwspares.co.uk
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    I did the top mount with a socket in mole grips along with an allen key
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    Thanks for the link mate. Ordered it now, will be ready to fit my coilovers once it arrives
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    Quote Originally Posted by jay1601 View Post
    Thanks for the link mate. Ordered it now, will be ready to fit my coilovers once it arrives
    No worries, I just wish I knew about this tool when I did my suspension.
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    are these rearly needed as im not fitting my coilovers getting some one fit them would they need these tools or could they still do the coilovers without them never heard of them till now lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul syverson View Post
    are these rearly needed as im not fitting my coilovers getting some one fit them would they need these tools or could they still do the coilovers without them never heard of them till now lol
    You certainly get by without them with a little thought....

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul syverson View Post
    are these rearly needed as im not fitting my coilovers getting some one fit them would they need these tools or could they still do the coilovers without them never heard of them till now lol
    There's ways round it mate like I suggested above but I bet this socket makes life sooooo much easier.
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    It is possable to do it without/other using other tools. I've done a few cars with out using the correct tool, just make the job a lot easier to do.
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    I've done it before with a chisel and screw driver

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    cheers for the replies 1 less thing to buy

 

 

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