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Leon
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 10:37 pm 
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I did some googling and I realised that there is a socket that is supposed to be able to do it.
Apart from that - hammer and a chisel.
Failing which - a cutting torch.

Any ideas? Or can you recommend someone that will do it?

Not sure if this is the best place for this Mods.


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rmlmv
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Have a welder weld a nut onto it. Muffler shop.


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rmlmv wrote:
Have a welder weld a nut onto it. Muffler shop.


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Leon
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 11:16 pm 
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Sounds like a good idea. Thanks.


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i actually had to weld / burn out mines......


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Leon
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 11:31 pm 
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Somebody stole about 4 of my lug nuts..and I think the ones that round off were some cheap ones I got for free at the tire shop.

Cheap ting no good.


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try a machine shop


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cut a notch into it with a dremel, then use a cold chisel and hammer.............simple and very effective
depending on the size, Craftsman has bolt removers which are quite expensive, but are somewhat bulky and won't always fit in a bolt hole recess


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Leon wrote:
Somebody stole about 4 of my lug nuts..and I think the ones that round off were some cheap ones I got for free at the tire shop.



my valve caps seem to be a delicacy of trini thieves.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 12:48 am 
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Well, i've seem my dad use this method for allot of rounded off Nuts....
He would use a size smaller socket(if d /nut/whatever is 13mm, he will use 12mm)
and he'd get a hammer and with a few good taps( 3-4)
he would force it on the nut and just he just screw it out.
ive seen this... like a million x lol


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jm3
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i have a socket called a gator grip it works pretty well they sell them in bhagwansinghs.


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jm3 wrote:
i have a socket called a gator grip it works pretty well they sell them in bhagwansinghs.


my nuts are pretty tough to take out ...the key broke a few times already....will check for this socket......


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If you have access to a gator grip... try it... but the head is normally too big to fit into most wheels (Particularly aftermarket and tuner wheels.

Otherwise, this method is the normal answer:

eurotuner wrote:
Well, i've seem my dad use this method for allot of rounded off Nuts....
He would use a size smaller socket(if d /nut/whatever is 13mm, he will use 12mm)
and he'd get a hammer and with a few good taps( 3-4)
he would force it on the nut and just he just screw it out.
ive seen this... like a million x lol


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hong kong phooey
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 2:04 am 
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as rmlmv said, take it to a muffler shop. They will use the tig, no damage to your stud. if you from south there is a shop near southern sales. Is about 30 dollars to do it i think .


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X2 wrote:
If you have access to a gator grip... try it... but the head is normally too big to fit into most wheels (Particularly aftermarket and tuner wheels.

Otherwise, this method is the normal answer:

eurotuner wrote:
Well, i've seem my dad use this method for allot of rounded off Nuts....
He would use a size smaller socket(if d /nut/whatever is 13mm, he will use 12mm)
and he'd get a hammer and with a few good taps( 3-4)
he would force it on the nut and just he just screw it out.
ive seen this... like a million x lol


did this many times as well, a hex type socket is usually the best type to use.


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UML
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 6:34 am 
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had this problem recently......got it out by madman Chungs in Couva (north of KFC) opposite Stay Cool

what he did was welded a handle to the nut and turned it until it came out.


i hope its not this type

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i changed the whole set the same day......good thing i did....cause i went toco a few days later and got a flat.

i bought this type

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but silver to it....no complaints.


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xtech
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 7:21 am 
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boy if you buy the cheap china version of that an the tire man use ah powerful air gun on it trust me it will round of.....seen it happen to ah fella lol.......


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SmokeyGTi
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^^ ditto, i fraid them thing...in fact my lock nuts starting to round off because of that very same thing.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 7:45 am 
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jm3 wrote:
i have a socket called a gator grip it works pretty well they sell them in bhagwansinghs.



This!!!!

Works like a charm... had this same issue a couple months back and this worked as my solution..


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RBphoto
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Don't worry about damaging the stud. It is only like about 20 bucks for a new one.


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i had to weld onto the nut. I protected the rim from sparks by cutting a small hole in a towel, soak the towel and cover the rim with the hole giving access.


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weld a nut to the wheel nut and you good to go


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that is all.


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trent
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eurotuner wrote:
Well, i've seem my dad use this method for allot of rounded off Nuts....
He would use a size smaller socket(if d /nut/whatever is 13mm, he will use 12mm)
and he'd get a hammer and with a few good taps( 3-4)
he would force it on the nut and just he just screw it out.
ive seen this... like a million x lol


used this method already...very easy!


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trent
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i bought this type

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but silver to it....no complaints.[/quote]

anybody knows wher i can get a red set like these ^^^?


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*$kїđž!™ wrote:
jm3 wrote:
i have a socket called a gator grip it works pretty well they sell them in bhagwansinghs.


my nuts are pretty tough to take out ...the key broke a few times already....will check for this socket......


sounds like u over-tightening them...........most people don't realize you're supposed to tighten wheel nuts to a specific torque


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tell them airgun men that
for safety its best to oil the threads too


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geodude
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trent wrote:
i bought this type

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but silver to it....no complaints.


anybody knows wher i can get a red set like these ^^^?[/quote]

i would like this info also


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gastly369
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i like these .. reminds me that i have to change mines soon

http://www.amazon.com/Drop-Engineering-ALG-BL-15-Aluminum-Thread/dp/B004DVJO2W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337439835&sr=8-1


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did the author of this thread post his location or a pic of the offensive wheel nut yet?


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