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    A quickie.

    I've read that the torx size for the rear wheel studs is T50.
    I have tried an L shaped T50 torx for size and it feels a bit loose. I haven't got a bigger size to try.
    Before I buy a T50 3/8" torx bit (to use with a torque wrench), is T50 right?

    Thanks

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    Since the wheels and bolts are interchangable on ST and GT, I would have to assume that they are the same size. On my ST they are definitely T50. Nice snug fit. Over the years I have found that I use my craftsman Torx socket set (T15 to T50) much more than my T handle wrenches. They seem to be more reliable without stripping the bolts. Plus they go on an impact wrench and screw gun.

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    Yes definitely T50

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    I have found that not all "tool makers" provide a nice snug fit with their producdt.......the T50 L wrench may be the problem.

    For lightness I was looking for an L shaped T50.........I have not found one yet.

    So far I am using a T50 Craftsman with a 3/8" drive - and it fits the wheel bolts nicely. I also bought the other sizes I needed to fit the bodywork, windscreen and belt cover.......with those pieces, a 3/8" breaker bar, a wrench to fit the nut on the muffler bolt, a spring puller and a tire patch kit - it is amazing how heavy that little tool bag has become!

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    Thanks all. Much appreciated. I'll source a good quality T50 bit - I'm sure, based on your comments, it will be a better fit than the L wrench.

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    Socket purchased. Fits as snug as a bug in a rug!
    The L wrench has a terrific amount of play in it - to the point I'm sure it would cause damage.
    Thanks again.

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    Dalesman. Definitely T50. Stick with well know tool brands for your torx bits. Some of the cheaper ones (mostly Chinese) are made to pretty sloppy tolerances and their hardening processes are not up to scratch either.

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