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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by camok10, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. camok10

    camok10 1/2 ton status

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    how to get these freekin things off without the special sockett? besides cutting? I thought it might work to pound a cheap socket on it. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif i donno.
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    Weld a nut onto it.
     
  3. outlaw612

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    Like you said, Ive removed them by beating a socket onto them.
     
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    The bigger tire stores usually have a socket set especially made for taking the locking lug nuts off. You might want to give one of them a call. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    u know them things they always used to advertise on tv, the gator grip sockets, I always wondered if a wheel thief could use those to his advantage.
     
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    I have always been able to get them off by using the "Beat an old cheap socket on them " Method
     
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    Cheapest way- Go to walmart, tell them you want the tire balanced. Tell them you lost the key. They will use the remover to remove the key. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    They have the whole set, basically it is a toothed unit the hammer on, then impact it off. Works really good, had to use it on my car cause the key was a little stripped.
     
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    they make a 2 socket set for dripping the ousdie of em, like a reverse thread so it pulls harder as you remove them. spendy little kit though like $15 for em. but they are like 3/4" and 1" and are inpact rated.
     
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    how to get these freekin things off without the special sockett? besides cutting? I thought it might work to pound a cheap socket on it. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif i donno.
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    that looks like the one I have all over the blazer. I couldn't get the special socket to go into the nut and so it bent a wheel stud /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    Cheap socket+hammer+breaker bar = no more lockie lug nut. Make sure you use the 12-point socket though.
     

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