So last weekend I had quite the ordeal when I was trying to swap over to my off road set of 35s. I went to remove my front passenger tire and one of the lug nuts wouldn't come off. Come to find out the lug was just spinning!
So after trying a couple of simple tricks I came to the realization that I was going to have to drill it out. I was not very thrilled about doing this, but you have to do what you have to do. After quite some time and a couple of broken gits I finally got the nut off!!!
It wouldn't have been the end of the world since JK moabs are so cheap, but I was able to save the wheel from sustaining any damage.
I was so excited to have that over with! Luckily I have a couple of spare 1.25" spacers laying around for times like this. So I started loosening the nuts holding the spacer on when one of them didn't want to turn. I even tried heating it since they were installed with loc-tite, but it just wouldn't give. That's when the unfortunate thing happened, the socket spun and the nut rounded
I boy was I mad! Now we were in a real pickle. Once getting a socket on it was a lost cause, I tried welding a socket to the nut but that didn't work. Then after debating any remaining options, we decided to get out the grinder and dremel and start removing the metal around the nut. I thought maybe if I had more space to weld that I could make that idea work better.
I guess my welding skills (or lack there of) with my little unit just weren't that great, because that didn't work either. So we decided to keep grinding until we could get some pliers on the nut and muscle it loose.
Then finally after grinding for far too long, we were able to get a pair of visegrips on it and break it loose!
I placed an order with Bora for a new set of 1" spacers, but in the mean time I installed one of the spare 1.25" ones I had. I had recently swapped out the cheaper lug nuts I had been running for a set of Gorilla nuts which could have been the issue, but I can't be sure. Unfortunately the Gorilla nuts are still on the rear, so we will see how that goes when the time comes to switch back to the 295s. I am now looking for a quality set of nuts that won't break the bank so I don't have to keep using my old one. I am just really hoping the rears come off without any issues.