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Old 03-06-2006, 10:57 PM   #1
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anyone know how to change rear lug bolts?..I have some I need to replace so I can rotate my tires..but once i take...errr...break them off I'm gonna have to replace them or call a wrecker ...and i dont have the $ to have the tire shop do it..much less pay a tow service.

I need a special tool,right?...anyone know what they are called?
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Ummm.....why exactly are the lug BOLTS (the threaded thingies that are pressed into your hubs) going to be a problem?

Are you anticipating doom? Or do you know something we don't know? Remove the lugnuts and rotate away. I don't see any issues.
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I'm sure the lugs are made of at least grade 8 steel. You shouldn't break them off with anything less than a five foot wrench.
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I broke 3 off my dad'* 95 a couple of years back while replacing the struts. This was shortly after he had his tires replaced. Of course, they denied all responsibility. It was the way that I took the nuts off. As "yer jealous" said, a hammer and punch will knock them out.
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Ummm.....why exactly are the lug BOLTS (the threaded thingies that are pressed into your hubs) going to be a problem?

Are you anticipating doom? Or do you know something we don't know? Remove the lugnuts and rotate away. I don't see any issues.
when I first put the rims on I didn't use the needed spacers and the rear wheels came loose..this stripped out the bolts..so when I put the spacers on i had to air wrench the hell out of 'em..so i'm pretty sure i'm gonna have to break them off..

perhaps i'm talking about lug studs?
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Honestly..

I'd have someone that has done this before do it. You mentioned you don't have the money...think about the possible issue of them coming out or off for whatever reason. It'* much worse than a few $$. Also... these are not easy and fight very well from what I've seen.
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If its the stud removal I think your talking about you can remove them by putting
a socket over the head of the stud while you press it out with a C Clamp.
Soaking in penetrant an hr or so also helps.
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