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The Gorilla Wrench

Posted in How To on October 1, 2012
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Power is the byword—we all want it in some form or another. Even when you have a flat tire that needs changing, if you don’t have the power to take off the lug nuts you will be having a bad day (or night). In fact, most stock OEM lug wrenches are poorly designed and a pain to use and store. And if you have custom wheels and different lug nuts, you may be calling AAA instead of dealing with that flat yourself.

The Gorilla Wrench is designed to remove stubborn nuts and torque them back tight.

Enter the Gorilla Power Wrench. The secret to the design is as simple as a longer handle for leverage and a telescoping design for storage. A nice handle and angled design make it easy to use on most offsets or rims as well. Best of all, it comes with two deep, thin-walled sockets to fit inside poorly designed aftermarket wheel recesses. The 13⁄16-and 3⁄4-inch deep sockets also fit the 3-inch extension so nearly any nut can be twisted.

We paired up with Eastwood to check the torque capability of the Gorilla Wrench using Eastwood’s digital electronic torque adapter. This handy item indicates the torque of the nuts, either on or off. The handy adapter simply goes between the socket and the wrench, and it beeps when the preset torque value is achieved. While we wouldn’t carry the Eastwood tool on the trail, the Gorilla Wrench is now a staple in our toolbag.

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