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Lug SocketThis may not sound like the most innovative of ideas but if you're using a standard 1-inch socket to remove your 1-inch lug nuts, this idea will make your life easier. Try using a 11/16-inch six-point socket, this socket will instantly find its way on to the nut and the nut will fall right out of the socket once it's removed. Using a six-point rather than a 12-point will ensure that you don't round off the lug nuts.Allen BersonnetBerlin Raceway(not currently racing)Montague, MI
Budget Tire Prep StandHere's an inexpensive way to make your own one-man, spinning-tire prep station. Take an old bent spindle-which we all have-cut out the shaft and then weld it to a piece of square tubing (you could use round tubing also). Weld a C-clamp onto the other end. Put an old rotor on the spindle and you're good to go.Chick FoxMonte Carlo Street StockSilvis, IL
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