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Old 02-26-2009, 05:50 PM   #21
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I keep mine in the box where the jack is kept.
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Worse case scenario...try a big old pair of Vice Grips on it - you might get lucky. Or you can heat it up with a torch and try the Vice Grips. At the most you'll be out of a locking lug nut, and they are not that expensive to replace.
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I want it gone.

I don't have a torch handy.

How about a nut splitter?
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A nut splitter might work. Some of the locking lugs are case hardened and you might not be able to get the job done. Just use care and caution or you'll be replacing some studs as well.
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You can try, but I don't think your going to get it in there. The problem is, there should be one of those nuts on each wheel. Those also need to be dealt with. And you don't want to do that on the side of the road in pouring rain in the middle of the night. The easiest way is someone with a small portable welder and some bolts. Trust me, when they designed these they thought about all the ways a person would try to remove it.
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holy ish, it was actually in the glove box!

I sure would've liked to have an excuse to own something called a nut splitter though....
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Good deal. Not don't loose it again. Make darn sure it stays in the car.
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I sure would've liked to have an excuse to own something called a nut splitter though....
You never need an excuse to add to the tool box! Glad you were able to find it.
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You never need an excuse to add to the tool box! Glad you were able to find it.
Me too. Ok I got another one for you. I lost my socket for my standard units set. Apparently I need a 13mm at some point for this, so if I buy a metric set, will that socket fit into my old standard fittings?
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Not sure what your asking? A 13mm socket will fit a 3/8" drive or what ever size you get. Is that what your asking?
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