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post #1 of 22 Old 02-21-2010, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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Cant Get Lugs Off

Ive tried everything, impact wrenches, torch, is there anyway i can cut the damn bolt out or grind it off from the back, im getting new wheels and tires so thats not a big deal, i just need to know how to get the damn things off

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post #2 of 22 Old 02-21-2010, 09:39 PM
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a breaker bar with a long piece of pipe on it

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post #3 of 22 Old 02-21-2010, 09:48 PM
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^ agree with that, and some wd40
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a breaker bar with a long piece of pipe on it
And if it's a reputable name tool, and you do break it, just warranty replace it

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Sounds like some are stripped already eh? If that's the case, post back we have all kinds of tricks.

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post #6 of 22 Old 02-21-2010, 10:28 PM
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I know it sounds like a rookie mistake but I've done it... So make sure the impact you are using is set at its highest setting. Your compressor is at full pressure and the regulator is wide open. Get a good penetrating lubricant WD40 is not your best option. If the impact won't do it leverage is you best weapon. Heating up the nut is hard to do without in turn heating up the bolt as well. Cutting or grinding the nuts off is a hard call. If it comes to that cut or grind at the base of the nut only as far as you need to then break the bolt off. It will save you time and limit the destruction or your wheels and such. I guess you could try heating up the nut\bolt and see if you could break it while hot but I'v never tryed it and you may introduce to much heat into the rotor and cause it to warp.

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post #7 of 22 Old 02-21-2010, 10:51 PM
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Pound a socket over the lug nut. That has nver failed me. Matter of fact. The PO stripped the locking lug nuts on my wheels. So today I had to use this method to remove them. Works like a charm.
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Pound a socket over the lug nut. That has nver failed me. Matter of fact. The PO stripped the locking lug nuts on my wheels. So today I had to use this method to remove them. Works like a charm.
second this, ive had to do the same thing before lug was stripped so had to take a bfh and a smaller socket and beat it on, then the lug came off

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Is there enough room to get a nutcracker on it? That's a hard tool to argue with.
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Leverage, leverage, leverage! That is all you need, if they aren't stripped.

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use anti-sieze when putting on the new lugnuts.

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use anti-sieze when putting on the new lugnuts.
That will change the proper torque rating, but a good idea if you know the proper NEW torque rating

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Is there enough room to get a nutcracker on it? That's a hard tool to argue with.
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post #14 of 22 Old 02-22-2010, 05:05 PM
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Go and get your self a set of reverse cut sockets, they will get them off the harder you turn the more it bits, and it will grab onto a stripped nut also and they work awesome on lock nut(for those that lost the key).

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post #15 of 22 Old 02-22-2010, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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thanks lots of great ideas, hopefully my wheels and tires will be here by this weekend and ill be able to put them to use
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