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Old July 13th, 2011, 07:51
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Lug nuts

Anybody got any tip or old tricks for getting a rounded off lug nut that seems to be siezed??? Ive tried heat and the smaller socket trick with no luck. Not even my 300 ft/lbs torque gun can get it off. Thanks for the help
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Old July 13th, 2011, 07:57
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Re: Lug nuts

Tried soaking it with penetrating lube?

How about using a cheater? 200lb + 6ft bar = 1200 ft/lbs

If its really siezed you may have to tighten it until it snaps, then replace the stud
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Old July 13th, 2011, 08:42
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Re: Lug nuts

Have a tire shop remove it, they deal with those all the time and have a specialized tool. Or, have welding pro weld an open lug nut to the stuck one. The heat should loosen it up.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 09:13
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Re: Lug nuts

A tire shop may also cut you nuts off with a torch. If you have fancy rims that you are partial to just remind them to use care and not scorch them.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 12:19
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Re: Lug nuts

I'd definitely ask how they remove them if you take it into a shop; a Firestone shop cut them off my friend's Ecco wheels with a torch, and screwed them up nicely.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 13:00
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Old July 13th, 2011, 15:49
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^ I Agree lol!! ^ Crazy canadians
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Old July 13th, 2011, 17:49
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Re: Lug nuts

I agree with the tire shop, im a tech at a goodyear, and I just use a set of my snap on lock nut removal sockets for this scenario, shouldn't cost you more than 10$ and 5 min of your time.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 19:27
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Re: Lug nuts

$10 huh? I hope so. I will call around tomorrow. I guess this is one of those things from the phrase work smarter not harder. Even though I pride myself of doing everthing myself for experience and knowing its right. If not, I can only blame myself!! LOL
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Old July 13th, 2011, 19:46
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Re: Lug nuts

http://www.amazon.com/Irwin-Industri.../dp/B0000CCXVZ

bolt extractors work pretty good if you can find the correct size.
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Old July 14th, 2011, 07:42
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Re: Lug nuts

You can put your lug wrench on the nut so that the handle is in the 3 o'clock position (parallel to the ground). Then take a floor jack and jack up the handle of the lug wrench. That should give you plenty of force to remove the nut. If it is on there really good.. you'll probably just snap the stud.
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Old July 14th, 2011, 19:34
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Ok cool. Ill try these. Lesson learned! Don't buy cheap lug nuts with crappy "chrome" caps on them that snap off after one use and can't fit the 1/2 inch sockets anymore!!
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Old July 14th, 2011, 20:09
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Re: Lug nuts

HF should also have bolt extractor or something similar.
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Old July 15th, 2011, 13:20
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Re: Lug nuts

Can the front lug studs be replaced without removing the axles ? I think my 98 may be in the market, they squealed pretty well the last time I rotated my tires.
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