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rims will not come off, please help!!

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    rims will not come off, please help!!

    ok i got a flat tire and since i have american racing rims the lug nut tool that camewith the car will not fit inside the rim and i cannot take off the tire. what kind of tool should i get to take off my wheel? can autozone or some other store carry this?

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    i bought this tool kit at an autozone, it gets rounded nuts and bolts off, it worked on my locking lugnuts when i lost the key to get it off, i think the kit is about 20 bucks or so

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    Get a thin wall socket at your local auto parts store and use a ratchet with a break over bar ect.

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    5 Piece Set. Use with a range of tools including 3/8" ratchet, spanner, Vise-Grip, sockets or impact wrench.
    • Fits Standard & Metric Size Bolts
    • Hex Head
    • Carbon Steel
    • Removes Rounded-Off, Painted Over or Damaged Nuts & Bolts


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    From his post I would say the lug nut is fine but he cant use the factory lug wrench with the new wheels?

    If it was a wheel lock that he was trying to get off and the tool wouldnt fit inside the wheels then how did it get tightened up in the first place?

    I have also not had any luck with the tools listed above, especially without an impact wrench to shock the lugs loose. The material the lugs are made from isnt soft enough for the tool to grip and it will simply spin and grind the lugs into small shavings.

    I have had better luck with a regular socket that is slightly smaller than the lug or lock. Hammer/force it over the lug and then use an impact to shock it loose.

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    i put mine right on and twisted it off no issues and didnt use an impact

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    you'll need to buy a breaker bar and a chrome socket that fits the lugnuts you have now. the stock lug wrench isn't fitting, from what i'm reading.

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