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stupid wheel studs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by fr8train, Aug 4, 2000.

  1. fr8train

    fr8train 1/2 ton status

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    I went in to get my tires rotated with a fellow 4x'er and like normal they attacked the nuts with the air guns. They had one side completed but one of the front nuts wouldnt come off. The stud just spun around in the rotor. The guys tried to use a crow bar to apply pressure so they could spin it off but it didnt work. Their last resort was to torch it off. Anyone have any suggestions. He doesnt want to lose his custom wheel. Thanks in advance.
     
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    You can try using an air hammer and spliting the lug nut, did this on a monte carlo. Be careful and take your time.
     
  3. blazer72

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    one of the resons I just love the 7/16 studs on the chevys [​IMG]

    I understand the jeep thing I drive a BLAZER!!

    Ken
     
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    I just bought a '63 GMC 4x4 truck that had 2 locking lug nuts per wheel and of course no key! Took a 2 pound sledge and beat on them sideways (as best I could without damaging the rim) till they broke off. Then I just replaced the lug studs. Don't use heat, it'll jack everything up!!!

    ken
     
  5. tRustyK5

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    Why don't you dis-assemble the hub and take the whole works off? That way you can grind the back of the stud off and punch it through from the back without damaging the rim.

    Rene 81 Jimmy,350,SM465,FF14 bolt,HD Dana 44,3.73's,4"susp.,35"Grabber MT's,body in progress
     
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    I dont think you can get a disc off with the wheel on a drum you can though

    I understand the jeep thing I drive a BLAZER!!

    Ken
     
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    Trusty is right, disassemble the hub, remove it as a whole unit, the studs go through the hub into the disc, use a grinder or an air chisel, or for that mtter you could drillt it as well...
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions guys. I am going to figure out what to do. Like Drew said, I dont want to lose my Weld wheels.
     
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    ooops, there is a shop here who says they will drill the stud from the center out. I just want to bang the bastich out!!
     

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