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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-26-2014, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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So tried today to get my back wheels off. Easy job right? NOPE Put the 4 way wrench on the lugs.........couldn't budge em. OK put a snipe on this will be easy....NOPE......couldn't budge em. OK put 2 snipes on and get my buddy to help me this will be easy.............NOPE bent the wrench.

Going to try the 1 inch drive sockets tomorrow.

Any other suggestions? Smart ass comments etc. ( I can take it) LOL

Lucky I tried now instead of along side of the hiway with a flat tire.

Front ones came off OK
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are you still close to the shop[ that put those wheels on?

I'd go back and say hey - YOU take these lug nuts off - you put em on ...
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Tell them to replace the studs and nuts too, as they are probably fubared too...from over tightening.

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That p*sses me off too. Just laziness on the tire shops part. I've had a few studs break on different vehicles because of over tightening. Even broke tools of my own.

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Any other suggestions? Smart ass comments etc. ( I can take it) LOL
Nothing worse than when you can't get your nuts off.

Glad to see someone around here has a sense of humour up front.

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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-26-2014, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replys guys.

Sprayed em with Sea Foam let em sit overnite, doubt it will help though.

Don't know what tire shop put the torque on em, just bought the truck, may be a option though.

See if I can bend a Craftsman 1 inch drive ratchet or break the socket tomorrow.

Think the studs are pooched? Never had this problem before.
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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-26-2014, 08:33 PM
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ive had to put the wrench and a cheater bar and jump on it before. bent that l lug nut wrench that goes under the seat

Really? Its the Internet take it easy.
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They've been overtorqued. Studs will fracture. Rims will bend. Wheels will fall off. Most tire shops have a sign that says they aren't responsible. Thinking a half way decent lawyer could have fun with that. A 1" drive will probably spin the studs in the holes, if it's an impact gun. If it's a bar, then you should be able to break the studs off cleanly.

Edit: Duh! You did say ratchet. It's been a long day. Carry on.

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if your going to replace the studs.

add some heat to it? even a small propane torch to expand the nut.
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That's what I like about the shop I use. They actually torque the nuts and give me shit if I don't return within 50-100kms to have them re-torqued.

Such is life. Just passing through.

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