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Old July 21st, 2011, 08:51 PM   #21
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Hammer it on, impact it off.
Buy longer studs and new lug nuts.
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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.
Ill pick up some longer studs. Yes I know but shouldn't be bad there not very wide
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Old July 21st, 2011, 08:53 PM   #22
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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.
The rim survive?
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Old July 21st, 2011, 09:15 PM   #23
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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?
What size impact is considered real? I dont want my rubi rims and my km2s stolen tho its all the spacers fault. That might work gotta get a bigger impact.

Impact once and they were rly hard to get off then a 1/2 breaker bar hardly tightened this time.
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Old July 21st, 2011, 09:17 PM   #24
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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.
Ya might resort to this Thanks
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Old July 21st, 2011, 09:19 PM   #25
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Tried drilling it out only got 2 or 3 sized bits through it then nothing else would cut.
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Old July 21st, 2011, 09:31 PM   #26
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Cover the rim in Anti-Splatter, weld a 1/2 nut on from the thread side then impact them off. The heat will help to loosen the lug nut from the stud and the 1/2 nut will give a good area to work with.
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Old July 21st, 2011, 09:46 PM   #27
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Cover the rim in Anti-Splatter, weld a 1/2 nut on from the thread side then impact them off. The heat will help to loosen the lug nut from the stud and the 1/2 nut will give a good area to work with.
This would require 3 more threads and 2 weeks looking for someone local to weld the nut on.
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What size impact is considered real? I dont want my rubi rims and my km2s stolen tho its all the spacers fault. That might work gotta get a bigger impact.

Impact once and they were rly hard to get off then a 1/2 breaker bar hardly tightened this time.
By real I mean a quality 1/2 drive.. That should be more than enough. You should get a torque stick if you want to tighten them with an impact (dont run them down and hammer on them with an impact) or use a torque wrench, for jeep 100ft/lbs is enough/recommended probably even with wheel spacers


I would ditch the spacers
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 06:11 AM   #30
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Tried drilling it out only got 2 or 3 sized bits through it then nothing else would cut.
Sharpen your drills. Go slow. Use cutting oil.

I would use a total of 2 drills. Something in the 3/16" range for a pilot hole. Then a 1/2" to finish it off.
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By real I mean a quality 1/2 drive.. That should be more than enough. You should get a torque stick if you want to tighten them with an impact (dont run them down and hammer on them with an impact) or use a torque wrench, for jeep 100ft/lbs is enough/recommended probably even with wheel spacers


I would ditch the spacers
torque sticks are pure shit.

Don't use them. They are neat if you are in high school, but useless and untrustworthy in the real world.
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Cover the rim in Anti-Splatter, weld a 1/2 nut on from the thread side then impact them off. The heat will help to loosen the lug nut from the stud and the 1/2 nut will give a good area to work with.
Sounds like a good plan thanks!
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 09:55 AM   #33
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By real I mean a quality 1/2 drive.. That should be more than enough. You should get a torque stick if you want to tighten them with an impact (dont run them down and hammer on them with an impact) or use a torque wrench, for jeep 100ft/lbs is enough/recommended probably even with wheel spacers


I would ditch the spacers
Pretty sure thats what mine is just think the spacers made it impossible to get off. Ya I didnt tighten them that much they just tighten once driven on.

Ditch them or get longer wheel studs?
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 09:56 AM   #34
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Sharpen your drills. Go slow. Use cutting oil.

I would use a total of 2 drills. Something in the 3/16" range for a pilot hole. Then a 1/2" to finish it off.
Did sharpen them but didnt seem to help only 2 small bits went through. Ill try going slow and getting some cutting oil if that works. Thanks
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Pretty sure thats what mine is just think the spacers made it impossible to get off. Ya I didnt tighten them that much they just tighten once driven on.

Ditch them or get longer wheel studs?
Why would the spacers make them harder to get off? And how would they make your lug nuts get tighter once they were driven on? I'm lost.
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why would the spacers make them harder to get off? And how would they make your lug nuts get tighter once they were driven on? I'm lost.
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B/c I didn't put longer studs on
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