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post #1 of 14 Old 01-07-2012, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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Locking Lug, Lost Key

My locking lug's key grew legs and took of. The key looks pretty symmetrical. Is it possible I could get a replacement key? Otherwise, it's going to be a pain to get all four of them off.



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post #2 of 14 Old 01-07-2012, 01:58 PM
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NAPA sells a socket to get them off. It has threads on the inside that are left handed and spirald inwards.
They work very well.

If you don't want to spend the money, go to a tire store. They will remove them.

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post #3 of 14 Old 01-07-2012, 02:33 PM
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Didn't know about that socket Biotex, thanks.

What worked for me. My locks had a slight taper, I hammered a impact socket on the lock. It was just a hair smaller than the diameter of the lock. This was on the last 3. The first one I ground a couple flat spots with a 4.5" cut off wheel, then the socket. There was about 80 ft.lbs of torque on the locks.

These were old and rusty rims, I wouldn't use the grinder on a good rim.

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vice grips, all you need is the initial turn to get it loose
Why people still use those locking lugnuts is still beyond me anyways, even though back in the day I also gave it a try ... until I lost the 'key socket' also.

If 'they' really want those wheels/tires they'll get them regardless

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Any local parts store has 'em

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post #6 of 14 Old 01-07-2012, 03:53 PM
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I have the same ones actually....mine grew legs too....tracked it back to the tranny shop.

If you need it...let me know. I'll send it. I changed lugs when I changed wheels...
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if you lived down here there are 3 people on every block that could take all 4 of 'em off in 2 minutes.
In the dark......

If it's good TO you, it's gotta be good FOR you....
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if you lived down here there are 3 people on every block that could take all 4 of 'em off in 2 minutes.
In the dark......
Same here in the "hood".......

I'd give it about 4 minutes though, they move a little slower round' here in the winter:
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Same here in the "hood".......

I'd give it about 4 minutes though, they move a little slower round' here in the winter:
I guess they didn't like the spare.

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I guess they didn't like the spare.

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They could barely fit the 4 in their lowered, fart can equipped, window tinted Honda..........


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I have the same ones actually....mine grew legs too....tracked it back to the tranny shop.

If you need it...let me know. I'll send it. I changed lugs when I changed wheels...
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if you lived down here there are 3 people on every block that could take all 4 of 'em off in 2 minutes.
In the dark......
I hear ya. It was the same way in FL.
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Same here in the "hood".......

I'd give it about 4 minutes though, they move a little slower round' here in the winter:
Wow, those SOBs were nice to your Jeep. It looks like they even used a tire in the front end. I had the same thing happened but they only used one brick right in the middle.
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post #14 of 14 Old 01-08-2012, 06:28 AM Thread Starter
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They could barely fit the 4 in their lowered, fart can equipped, window tinted Honda..........

Oh man, you brought back memories from the few years I live in central FL. I used to call them coffee can roaches. It looks like they cut the springs to lower their cars and then put a coffee can sticking out the rear end to make this horrible rattling noise. It was either that or a 500 dollar oldsmobile with 2,000 dollars worth of rims and tires, and some sort of body lift.
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