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Old 05-14-2013, 09:54 AM   #1
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Went to the Bonneville yesterday morning and backed her out the garage. Felt a strain. A few more feet down the sand based driveway and that bad feeling came up. A flat tire. Inched the Bonny back to the concrete floor and recalled I left my t-handle lug wrench in another vehicle.

From the Bonny trunk I pulled out the spare, my low profile floor jack, and a GM factory lug wrench. This wrench looked different than the typical GM lug wrench.

Took the lug cover off, an went to loosen the lugs. Wow, this wrench worked awesome, even better than my t-handle. Much better range than a t-handle with the lower lugs as tire was flat. This wrench is not your typical GM factory lug wrench.

Attached are pics of the factory Bonneville wrench and the typical GM factory wrench. what a huge difference. Kudos to GM for the Bonneville lug wrench.
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I too have similar feedback on this lugwrench. It'* really about the only one I use while working on the car. The only thing that tops it is a 4 way, especially when spinning off nuts. But I think this would have the edge, especially if you were sitting on a flat.

Now, the 'convenience spare' is a joke. My Buick eats convenience spares for lunch.
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Jolly,

I should of said 4 way instead of t-handle. I use a light coat of never seize on my lugs, so spinning off the lugs is typically smooth sailing. I think knuckles may be at risk using a 4 way on the lower lugs of a flat tire.

The conveince spare was scary, especially on the hot interstate. Could not get it off soon enough. I am considering a full size spare.
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Most of the donut spares or convenience spares are rated for 50 mph at most and are rated for like 50 miles of driving. That why I have always thrown a full size spare in the trunk.
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Most of the donut spares or convenience spares are rated for 50 mph at most and are rated for like 50 miles of driving. That why I have always thrown a full size spare in the trunk.
Tell that to the guy driving a Cadillac with a temporary spare that passed me doing at least 90 MPH this morning on the way to work.
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I know I see them doing the same thing all the time. Some people are just asking for trouble.
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the new gm'* dont even get a suicide tire unless you pay about $200 if i recall correctly. you get a tire patch kit. lol
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