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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-05-2013, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Cant take off wheels

I just got new wheels and the gap between the lugs and the wheels is too small, i cant use a tire iron to take them off also the one that comes in the trunk also is too big. What can i use to take them off?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-05-2013, 11:57 AM
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So your lugs are too tight? Are they the stock lugs?

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Use a regular socket on a breaker bar. They often have thinner walls to fit in the tight space. I say a breaker bar because those chrome sockets are not rated for impact use.
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They aren't too tight, the tire shop put them on for me. They came with the wheels so they are aftermarket.
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A tire iron also works well, especially if it has the 4 different sized end pieces.

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If they are aftermarket lugs, there should be a special socket for them which extends out enough to use your tire iron
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If they are aftermarket lugs, there should be a special socket for them which extends out enough to use your tire iron
Would it have came with them or do i have to buy it extra?
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Should have come with the lug nuts.
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You should snap a pic of them if possible so we can get a better idea if what exactly is holding you up. To me it sounds like regular lugs with tight fitment, but now it sounds like you have those "tuner" lugs. If you do I have a tuner socket that I don't use anymore.
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Ok here are some pics

and this last one is just a pic of the wheel

http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/...z/IMAG0074.jpg

That might be pics of the wheel lock, but same idea

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You need the "tuner" wheel lock key. Advance auto and autozone sell them. But only in kits. You cant just buy the key. Check online and I'm sure its available somewhere.

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I'm not convinced they're tuner lugs, In the one picture it looks like the locking lug. But below you can see part of the other lug that looks like a standard lug.

I used to run "tuner" lugs, but not anymore, The tool looks like this:


I don't need it anymore, you're welcome to it, but I don't think it'll work for you.
You need the locking key for that lug.
The other lugs you should be able to get to with a deep well thin walled socket like this:


My recommendation is go to Autozone or pepboys or sears or something, get one individual socket and see if it fits, People at the auto store may be alright with you taking it out to make sure it'll fit in there.



If you're having problems getting the lock nut out and you can't get the key for it. I would say shop around, there are universal kits out there and things of that nature. Just need to match up the key with the lug.
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They do look a little different than the tuner style lug key but very similar now that I see that other picture. At least you know its not common and your wheels wont get stolen, haha

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So for any future references, i bought a gorilla thin wall socket and that worked, from tire rack.
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So for any future references, i bought a gorilla thin wall socket and that worked, from tire rack.

Good to know! Time to "find" some wheels haha.
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