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      I think the 12V socket fuse is a 20A. I'm really just looking to save time since I hate turning wheel bolts by hand. At $25, I figure the tool might be worth leaving in the trunk if it doesn't completely suck. On the other hand, I already own a Makita electric impact that I can just charge up and bring along for road trips.
      Your chances of getting a flat in any given year are close to zero. What's worse is having something that fails when you're in BFE. Just get a breaker bar. Alternatively, HF sells a long handle, flex head 1/2" ratchet for about $20.

      Get a good pneumatic impact wrench for home.

      EDIT: http://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-drive-professional-flex-head-long-handle-ratchet-62332.html
       
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      Your chances of getting a flat in any given year are close to zero. What's worse is having something that fails when you're in BFE. Just get a breaker bar. Alternatively, HF sells a long handle, flex head 1/2" ratchet for about $20.

      Get a good pneumatic impact wrench for home.

      EDIT: http://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-drive-professional-flex-head-long-handle-ratchet-62332.html
      I agree with ^^this^^.. and why carry the extra weight around. If your lugs are torqued properly they should never be a problem getting them off with a normal lug wrench. I put a little anti seize on the lug threads and a thin layer on the wheel to hub mating surface to help ensure they never get frozen.
       
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      Your chances of getting a flat in any given year are close to zero. What's worse is having something that fails when you're in BFE. Just get a breaker bar. Alternatively, HF sells a long handle, flex head 1/2" ratchet for about $20.

      Get a good pneumatic impact wrench for home.

      EDIT: http://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-drive-professional-flex-head-long-handle-ratchet-62332.html
      Generally, I agree. My R is 5 or 6 weeks old. All four Contis were out of round at delivery. VW replaced them last week then 6 days later, 3" lag screw in the left rear. A spare would have been handy as I was 65 miles from home. Luckily it held air ok as I was driving.

      I agree that the breaker bar is the way to go, however. I've only had 3 flats in my life and carting around a bunch of unnecessary weight doesn't make sense.


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