2013 Scion FR-S: New Wheel Lug Wrench
August 23, 2012
In our last episode I installed mag locks on our 2013 Scion FR-S to protect its new wheels and tires. In so doing I was left with a problem: the lug nuts require a 17mm socket but the key for the mag locks needs a 19mm.
The above aftermarket lug wrench is the solution, as it comes with a double-ended socket that is, you guessed it, 17mm on one end and 19mm on the other, with the square receptable that connects it to the handle buried midway between. It also came with a second double-ended socket for bigger sizes, making it a viable solution for lots of other common lug nut sizes.
It's made by Dorman, an auto parts store stalwart, and I found it hanging on an end-cap at Autozone for $22.99.
Best part is it's almost exactly the same size and shape as the lug wrench that came with the car.
It's just a little too long. But the tray is made of mere styrofoam...
...and I have scissors. It was all over in a few minutes.
Done. It's a little fatter, so I added a wrap of rubberized electrical tape where it intersects with the jack handle to prevent rattles.
Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing