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hg
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Anyone know how to get a stripped lug nut off your wheel?

Got all 23 lug nuts off my rims and now only one is holding me up and it is stripped


gazelles
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re: Anyone know how to get a stripped lug nut off your wheel?
auto stores sell a tool that will get it for $5ish


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crankbait
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re: Anyone know how to get a stripped lug nut off your wheel?
Use lock jaw pliers with good teeth or a small pipe wrench if you can get to it


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tjohn deaux
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re: Anyone know how to get a stripped lug nut off your wheel?
yikes that sucks

large vice grips?

Chisel and break it off?

torch?



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GynoSandberg
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re: Anyone know how to get a stripped lug nut off your wheel?
a potato


tjohn deaux
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re: Anyone know how to get a stripped lug nut off your wheel?
I laughed at first because i have never heard of using a potato.
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hg
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re: Anyone know how to get a stripped lug nut off your wheel?
Tried that


LazyDaveD
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re: Anyone know how to get a stripped lug nut off your wheel?
Hammer a socket that is too small onto it. Lose your socket, but will get it off.
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Rebel
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re: Anyone know how to get a stripped lug nut off your wheel?
you need a socket similar to this. AutoZone is good place to start.

the potato does work on a broken light bulb.

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bjsaint
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re: Anyone know how to get a stripped lug nut off your wheel?
Once had another lug nut welded to the first.


Notro
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re: Anyone know how to get a stripped lug nut off your wheel?
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Hammer a socket that is too small onto it. Lose your socket, but will get it off.


This.


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Napoleon
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re: Anyone know how to get a stripped lug nut off your wheel?
If its stripped on the threads (meaning its just spinning and not coming off) then you need to continue trying to turn it while pushing it towards you from the base with a screw driver.

What I do if its just spun out stripped (can't turn because the corners are rounded) is the same thing I do when I loose a lock-nut key. Just get a socket that is is one size too small for the lug and hammer it on, then take the lug nut off.


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Lacour
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re: Anyone know how to get a stripped lug nut off your wheel?
Ask that pretty boy from caged to come over and pry it off with those might muscles of his.


hg
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re: Anyone know how to get a stripped lug nut off your wheel?
I lol'd


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Pectus
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re: Anyone know how to get a stripped lug nut off your wheel?
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a potato


This is what I first thought.


hg
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re: Anyone know how to get a stripped lug nut off your wheel?
Just put them 26's on my truck


Pectus
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re: Anyone know how to get a stripped lug nut off your wheel?
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Just put them 26's on my truck





I wish I had larger tires on my truck. The wheel wells are so large compared to the tires. It'll screw with my mileage and meters though.


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prplhze2000
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re: Anyone know how to get a stripped lug nut off your wheel?
tow truck and chain around tire.


Cracker
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re: Anyone know how to get a stripped lug nut off your wheel?
here you go get one of these

LINK


PSU2LSU
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re: Anyone know how to get a stripped lug nut off your wheel?
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here you go get one of these

LINK


A nut splitter won't work on a lugnut, not enough clearance. They make special sockets that can cut into the lugnut and get it off.

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Just get one for your lugnut. I'm sure that Pepboys or Autozone sells them, if not I know Sears does.


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