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How do you remove rounded lug nut? UPDATE: SOLVED!!!!!!!!!

Took my car to firestone today to put on my toyo tires. They called and said that they could not get two lug nuts off on the passenger front tire. Damn dealer torqued them during a tire rotation. Get home and notice one of the lug nuts is rounded badly. Now, I'm not sure if it's just the cap or the actual lug nut itself. Anyoe have any ideas on how to get this lug nut off?
 

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What we do at work is find a Old throw away mteric 1/2 drive socket that we tension fit over lug nut with a hammer. Drive it on and impact it off. It will usually do 2 or 3 nuts before its ruined then remember to chuck it so you don't screw up a good bolt later.
 

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What we do at work is find a Old throw away mteric 1/2 drive socket that we tension fit over lug nut with a hammer. Drive it on and impact it off. It will usually do 2 or 3 nuts before its ruined then remember to chuck it so you don't screw up a good bolt later
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another option is to weld a nut to the old lug nut. and then remove it with a socket.
 

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Thanks for the link and reminder krcossin (and Mad Mike for starting this thread). I keep forgetting to order a set of replacements, and with winter coming, I really need to get around to it. I swap wheels, and usually end up with a couple of swaps before winter kicks in permanently. I'm going to end up wearing out my factory lug nuts.

Hey krcossin, those are the same 21mm size as factory, no?
 

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Oh, I took another look - they're 13/16 drive. I'll have to see if my "+" lug wrench I always carry has that size, plus I'm sure I have a socket for my torque wrench. Still, too bad they're not the same, that's just kind of a hassle having two different sizes.

Anyone know of a similar product with the exact same OEM fitment?
 

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What we do at work is find a Old throw away mteric 1/2 drive socket that we tension fit over lug nut with a hammer. Drive it on and impact it off. It will usually do 2 or 3 nuts before its ruined then remember to chuck it so you don't screw up a good bolt later.
Tried this. I was able to remove the aluminum cover from the lug nut and tension fit a 1/2 drive socket over the lug, however, the nut's "walls" are collapsing toward the stud making it impossible to get a good bite on the lug.
 

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Weld another nut to it, then get an impact wrench on it quick to take advantage of the heat. It will spin off like butter AND it will weigh a bit more which should improve the distance you get when you throw it into the friggin woods.
 

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Weld another nut to it, then get an impact wrench on it quick to take advantage of the heat. It will spin off like butter AND it will weigh a bit more which should improve the distance you get when you throw it into the friggin woods.
Thanks, but I don't have welding equipment.
 

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What we do at work is find a Old throw away mteric 1/2 drive socket that we tension fit over lug nut with a hammer. Drive it on and impact it off. It will usually do 2 or 3 nuts before its ruined then remember to chuck it so you don't screw up a good bolt later.
If its craftsmen cant you take the ruined one back to them for a replacement? I thought my friend did that in the past.
 

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What we do at work is find a Old throw away mteric 1/2 drive socket that we tension fit over lug nut with a hammer. Drive it on and impact it off. It will usually do 2 or 3 nuts before its ruined then remember to chuck it so you don't screw up a good bolt later.
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They key is using the impact wrench, it wont work just trying to turn it by hand.
 

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After stopping by the dealer and getting a quote of $88/hour rate and "ya know the wheel might get damged" BS, I drove over to Pep boys. Yeah, that's right Manny, Moe and Jack. Found a 2 PC. Lug nut remover socket set by a company called CTA Manufacturing (ctatools.com). Package states: Lost keys for locking nuts? Stripped lug nuts? Remove them instantly with your impact wrench. The instructions state to turn socket counter clock wise until snug. Put on the impact wrench and lug will come off. Well, my impact wrench doesn't have a lot of power, so when it stopped turning the socket I continued with a breaker bar. I gotta tell you, that MF'r was on there tight. However it did come off. Oh, the best part--- $19.99 for 2 sockets. 13/16 and 1 inch. :grin:

http://ctatools.com/catalogs/2007MasterCatalog/39-44BrakeWheel.PDF Scroll down page.
 

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After stopping by the dealer and getting a quote of $88/hour rate and "ya know the wheel might get damged" BS, I drove over to Pep boys. Yeah, that's right Manny, Moe and Jack. Found a 2 PC. Lug nut remover socket set by a company called CTA Manufacturing (ctatools.com). Package states: Lost keys for locking nuts? Stripped lug nuts? Remove them instantly with your impact wrench. The instructions state to turn socket counter clock wise until snug. Put on the impact wrench and lug will come off. Well, my impact wrench doesn't have a lot of power, so when it stopped turning the socket I continued with a breaker bar. I gotta tell you, that MF'r was on there tight. However it did come off. Oh, the best part--- $19.99 for 2 sockets. 13/16 and 1 inch. :grin:

http://ctatools.com/catalogs/2007MasterCatalog/39-44BrakeWheel.PDF Scroll down page.

Sweet! Did you at least throw the MF'r in the woods?
 

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Freeze it and break the SOB off ;-)







Sounded good in my head
 
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