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Old July 20th, 2011, 02:34 PM   #1
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I recently put some 1/4" spacers on my jeep now the lug nuts are really tight and won't come off. I broke a wheel key off inside the star part of the lock and stripped a lug nut.

Anyone have some advice as to getting them both off?
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Old July 20th, 2011, 03:33 PM   #2
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Old July 20th, 2011, 03:35 PM   #3
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i would guess u didnt have enough of the stud for the nuts to thread on to and it started to pull the threads off the nut or stud a impact gun should rip them off or big cheater bar
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Old July 20th, 2011, 03:46 PM   #4
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That or they got cross threaded.....Works better than lock-tite for sure....

You may have to cut them off, not an easy task unless you dont care for your rim....But I would try a impact gun and a good impact gun first and if need be hammer a socket onto the stripped out lug nut....Good Luck...
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Old July 20th, 2011, 03:52 PM   #5
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did you strip a lug nut or peal those stupid chrome covers off? If you stripped it, make sure you use the correct size socked (and NOT a 12 point). There should be no way to strip a lug nut on a jeep unless you have the wrong size socket (or shitty sockets).

If you installed 1/4" spacers then your studs were too short (unless you installed longer ones which I doubt because I didn't see a post about it), and like mentioned above, you F'ed up the threads on your studs. Plan on getting new studs as well.

Oh and my advice about the broken lock, either go buy a new "key" for it or pound on a 12 point and use a cheater bar with EVEN force and not jumping on it.

You could also torch it out and buy a new wheel.

Better yet, swap axes
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Old July 20th, 2011, 09:08 PM   #6
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Buy these. http://community.craftsman.com/Craft...-Pouch-reviews

Hammer it on, impact it off.
Buy longer studs and new lug nuts.
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Old July 20th, 2011, 09:21 PM   #7
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ive split lug nuts with air chissel. it works
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Old July 20th, 2011, 09:24 PM   #8
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ive split lug nuts with air chissel. it works
Also done this. Not pretty. Wanted to pull my hair out. It would be my last choice, but it does work.
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I have used the sockets for rounded off nuts / bolts, worked great, but destroys the fastener you are using them on. Think I picked them up at sears. I used them to take off the locking lug nuts after I lost the key.
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Old July 21st, 2011, 10:10 AM   #11
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Anyway to do this without destroying my rim....
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Old July 21st, 2011, 10:12 AM   #12
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i would guess u didnt have enough of the stud for the nuts to thread on to and it started to pull the threads off the nut or stud a impact gun should rip them off or big cheater bar
Used an impact and it wouldn't turn them. Tried a cheater bar and the lock key broke and the chrome stripped off the regular lug nut
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Old July 21st, 2011, 10:16 AM   #13
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did you strip a lug nut or peal those stupid chrome covers off? If you stripped it, make sure you use the correct size socked (and NOT a 12 point). There should be no way to strip a lug nut on a jeep unless you have the wrong size socket (or shitty sockets).

If you installed 1/4" spacers then your studs were too short (unless you installed longer ones which I doubt because I didn't see a post about it), and like mentioned above, you F'ed up the threads on your studs. Plan on getting new studs as well.

Oh and my advice about the broken lock, either go buy a new "key" for it or pound on a 12 point and use a cheater bar with EVEN force and not jumping on it.

You could also torch it out and buy a new wheel.

Better yet, swap axes
Stripped the chrome coating off then it got ruined. Ya I need longer studs where do I get those? Ill be buying a new key but the star part got broken off in the lock so not gonna break it again. Tried pounding a 12 point on it but the lock is real hard steel.

Time for my d60 haha
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Old July 21st, 2011, 10:17 AM   #14
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Hammer it on, impact it off.
Buy longer studs and new lug nuts.
These work? Think I'm gonna pick up a set if that doesn't work air chissel and lastly torch ha.

Thanks guys
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Old July 21st, 2011, 10:24 AM   #15
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Don't use a torch.
You can buy longer studs at any decent auto parts store. Just take an old one in and show them what you need. Or............... take your wheel spacers back off. In case you don't know, you are reducing the life of your wheel bearings.
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Old July 21st, 2011, 10:36 AM   #16
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I hate those locking lug nuts. I had one strip on the last truck. I used the key to take off the other 3, then sprayed the rim with anti-spatter, welded the key to it, removed it, and threw it all in the trash.
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Old July 21st, 2011, 06:13 PM   #17
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Get a real impact gun, and get rid of the locking lugs, Do you have the stock jeep lug nuts? If so, the chrome cover is known for splitting off then you just have the steel lug nut left which you need a half size socket to get off, but if you already rounded it off with the 19mm get a little smaller impact socket and hammer that thing on there and impact it off. Id would try one of those lug nut remover like an inverted easy out that fit it if that doesnt work


What did you put your lug nuts on with? How many ft lbs?
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Old July 21st, 2011, 06:51 PM   #18
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I got really screwed and had a big problem where the rims and lug nuts corroded together, my IR Ti2135MAX would not pop them and was just rounding out the nuts. A 3/4 inch drive gun did not work either. I ended up pulling the shafts and cutting the back side of the studs off with a torch. Suddenly, everything fell right apart as though there had never been an issue. Didn't ruin the wheels either.
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If the caps are off you can drill out the studs too...not fun,but won't damage the wheel.
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Old July 21st, 2011, 07:15 PM   #20
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If the caps are off you can drill out the studs too...not fun,but won't damage the wheel.
This, if you want to save your rim.
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