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Old 02-10-2007, 05:50 PM   #1
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Somehow when torquing down my lug nuts, I sheared the "teeth" off of the one security lug nut and the adapter. The nut was tightened down securely, so its not a drivability issue right now, but I can't get that lug nut off now. Any ideas??
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Old 02-10-2007, 06:28 PM   #2
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A tire shop will have a tool to grap on your nut and twist it off.
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Old 02-10-2007, 07:15 PM   #3
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Did you try using a socket that is a little bit too small for it? Tap it on with a hammer. You can remove it but both the socket and the nut will be ruined.
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Old 02-10-2007, 07:53 PM   #4
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Did you try using a socket that is a little bit too small for it? Tap it on with a hammer. You can remove it but both the socket and the nut will be ruined.
I was thinking about doing that. But, it looks like the tire shop may be my best bet. I feel pretty dumb for breaking a lug nut. Its kinda funny how I can accomplish really technical tasks, but when it comes to tightening a nut...dduuhh!
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Old 02-10-2007, 09:32 PM   #5
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I think the shop will fix ya up, I had doen it once and had to torch it off. But could ruin the wheel. Best is to have it done by the professionals.

Good luck. and what kind of security locks were they?
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Old 02-11-2007, 03:47 PM   #6
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I think they are "McGaurd"? Not sure to be honest.
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Old 02-11-2007, 03:53 PM   #7
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damn I just ordered some Mcgards I was contemplating on getting others, But went with those for the price.
Good luck and let us know how you get it off.
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Old 02-11-2007, 05:13 PM   #8
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Yeah, tire shop/tow truck, they're all pretty proficient at breaking "security" nuts. They can even do it on the side of the road if need be.
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:43 PM   #9
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Grind down two sides of the nut, and stick a wrench on there; hopefully that would work. Or maybe weld something to it and turn that.
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Old 02-12-2007, 01:15 PM   #10
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If they are "McGaurd's" they are life time warranty you send then the busted one they send a new one back....go to their web page.

I have gotten busted security lugs off buy taking a saw-zaw or die grinder w/cutting wheel and cutting a grove in the side then tapping it in the off direction with a drift pin or punch and hammer( counter clock wise ) till its loose enough to turn w/ pliers or vise grip. Anothe way is to know the size of the lug and then buy a cheep socket that is just a lil too small and wack it on with a hammer and then unscrew it......the socket is trash then

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