Posted this below in general and then saw the "post in appropriate subsection" post (oooops).
Anyway what is the proper wrench size for the front shock bolts on a 2000 LT 4x4? I fit a 3/4" on it but it seems just a bit loose - is it metric? Don't have a that big of a metric to check with... would hate to round it off as it is a bit stubborn [:'(]
I believe it is 18mm which is ~0.746 inch... It is close enough to use a 3/4" socket, but an open ended wrench or 12pt box end wrench may be pushing it if you have to apply a ton of force to get it apart.
Got 'er done ... with only one scrape and one slightly smashed fingernail - not too bad all things considered. Also did a little recon for my next adventure - replacing the front wheel hubs (there will be a new thread on that soon). Overall the 3/4 six-points worked ok - just a little on the loose side. Those flaps protecting the engine compartment on top were a royal PITA - felt like cutting them off but instead folded them up, in and out of the way for the most part - problem was they were so brittle they nearly broke off anyway.