Thin wall 12pt. 14mm...

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Anyone recommend a particular socket for ARP head studs? Have tried all the different ones i can find at vatozone, oreillys, home depot, lowes, advanced... Cant find one that will get on the nuts of the head studs...
 

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I got a socket set from oreillys that included the 14mm 12 point thin wall socket. I'll post a picture tomorrow.
 

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Anyone recommend a particular socket for ARP head studs? Have tried all the different ones i can find at vatozone, oreillys, home depot, lowes, advanced... Cant find one that will get on the nuts of the head studs...

Then something is incorrect. I use the Kobalt 12pt socket without issues to remove and retorque the ARP headstuds to 90 lbs-ft (per ARP instructions) with both intake cam and exhaust cam still installed in the head.
 
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Here's what I got from oreillys. It has a part number top right corner. Ask them to find this for you. It works great for me.
 
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I used Craftsman sockets w/ my ARP bolts/nuts without ever having an issue. Lot of options to choose from IMO.
I agree... nothing super special... Craftsman mostly... definitely don't remember any serious problem finding the right fit. I know it' a problem because this isn't the first time there's been a thread on it. All I remember is that it required a 12 point socket, not 6. I definitely didn't use an adapter from 3/8ths to a quarter because I didn't want to torque them with one. The torque wrench size was the deciding factor for me.
 
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They are standard size sockets as it’s an American company not Japanese. . 1/2” is correct. A 13mm can also be used.