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Unread 09-29-2013, 08:33 PM   #1
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Frozen Stripped lug nuts...

Did the engineers at Jeep put 2 different sized lugs on the WJ?

I swear 4 out of 5 lugs on each wheel are 3/4" and the other one is like 5/16" or something like that. I can't remember exactly what the 2nd size was.

Anyhow, I've got 2 on my rear wheels that are now stripped and completely frozen. Any tips, tricks, tools or advice you can give on how to get these off of there? (if it's a tool, please send a link)

AND, if you can verify that there are indeed 2 different sized lugs...





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Unread 09-29-2013, 08:37 PM   #2
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19 mm with the chrome cover on, 18mm or 3/4" if the cover comes off

I had to soak in PB Blaster and then still cut off with a chisel and replace the stud on one of mine.
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Unread 09-30-2013, 06:02 AM   #3
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Take it to firestone and ask if they can bust it free... same thing happened when I did me lift, just left mine off for a couple blocks.
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Unread 09-30-2013, 06:27 AM   #4
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The stock lug nuts are garbage. After dealing with mine losing their covers, I replaced all of them with solid ones from Advance Auto for less than the cost of more garbage EOM nuts.

I had to use lug nut removers from Sears, but they came out.
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Unread 09-30-2013, 07:43 AM   #5
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Had the same problem. I drove to the nearest tire shop and said "5 bucks for the guy who gets this off! " it was off in less than 5 minutes.
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Unread 09-30-2013, 09:33 AM   #6
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I think they were on crack the day they came up with those things, I had the same problem. Took a tire shop to get the last 5 off and one of them was so bad we weren't sure they were going to get it but it finally came. 19mm with the garbage caps or 18mm if it's off. I bought a whole new set of 3/4's off eBay for cheap so I'm finally rid of the issue.

Just flat stupid design.
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Unread 09-30-2013, 11:15 AM   #7
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Although these look pricey...would they work for me? full set would run about $40.00...yikes!

http://www.jeep4x4center.com/lug-nut...i-acl5450.html
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Unread 09-30-2013, 11:24 AM   #8
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Although these look pricey...would they work for me? full set would run about $40.00...yikes!

http://www.jeep4x4center.com/lug-nut...i-acl5450.html
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Unread 09-30-2013, 07:19 PM   #9
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http://www.amazon.com/Excalibur-1954...e+3%2F4%22+Hex
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Unread 09-30-2013, 08:38 PM   #10
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Unread 10-04-2013, 05:54 PM   #11
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Did you ever end up getting these off?

I had two that were stripped as badly as the one in the picture and we ended up having to drill them out.
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Unread 10-05-2013, 04:14 AM   #12
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When I had one like that, I ended up pounding a socket on it. It came loose finally, but the lug nut was stuck in there. Ended up getting it out after a few minutes. Hats off to Stanley tools. I expected it to split, but I was desparate.
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Unread 10-05-2013, 04:56 AM   #13
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Ive hammered on sockets. Internal torx work sometimes. A simple easyout too. Ive also used an air hammer to walk them looser. For outset lugs i like to slice them open then peel them off with the air hammer. Just remember to torque the new one going back on.....
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Unread 10-05-2013, 05:07 AM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaspah
Did you ever end up getting these off? I had two that were stripped as badly as the one in the picture and we ended up having to drill them out.
Not yet, I'm out of town for work but have it planned for my first Saturday back...will send an update. I'm going to pb-blast the hell out of it this time, let it sit...then work on it again.
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Unread 10-05-2013, 05:10 AM   #15
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Good luck.
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