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Default Common Socket Sizes, what do I need?!

Seeing as Supercheap has a sale of 60% off sockets and rails of them I thought I'd pick up spares of all the most commonly used sizes on a Subaru (and my trailer)

I think I need:
10mm (probably get half a dozen of these!)
12mm
13mm (?)
19mm
21mm(?)

Can anybody add to that? what are the largest sockets needed?
Which deep sockets are the most commonly used?

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Replace 13 with 14 and 21 with 17. Single hex flank drive except for head bolts. Add 32 for axle nuts.
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Rally beat me to it!

Spanners: same as above with the sockets, plus a 22mm offset ring spanner for the O2 sensor...

Also oil is on sale. Good time to grab it ready for the next change. That’s what I’ll be hunting for. God knows what else I’ll come out with

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Awesome, thanks.
any sizes that should be deep sockets?
What size are the head bolts (haven't got that close to a subaru engine yet lol)?
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I think 12mm, possibly 14, forgotten. I’ve always had deep and short. I use short mostly, never hurts to have a “spare”.
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Oh, except for the 32mm get 3/8 drive
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why 3/8? I currently use 1/4 and 1/2 Although for some reason I do have a couple of 3/8 sockets.
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Oh.. I guess anything smaller than a 14/15 is going to mean the base of the socket may be too wide for where it's going?
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3/8 is the most popular size for mechanics and they are normally small enough to get into most places and big enough to have the strength in most conditions. The socket sizes in that drive are covered by this drive, and they lack the clumsiness of half drive. So much nicer to use than half drive
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I’ve to checked my kit and I’m 100% sure a 22mm socket is needed for the crank bolt on the EJ.

As for deep sockets, the only one I’ve used is an 8mm hex deep socket to remove the torx bolt in the rear diff output stubs.

I’ve got 1/2 inch drive socket in my sidchrome set. Does the job 99% of the time for me.
For the 32mm socket get a 3/4 drive and breaker bar Works a treat!

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Last edited by El_Freddo; 27th January 2019 at 05:36 AM. Reason: Crank bolt is 22mm updated to reflect correct info for anyone searching...
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