05-14-2011, 12:19 AM
I have a 4 way lug wrench in my 2012 so that I can fit the factory lug nuts as well as the McGard locking lug wrench tool. Sadly, they arent the same size. But anyway, I was thinking of cutting slots into the styrofoam (or whatever it is) as shown below in order to stow it below deck.
Comments or other suggestions?
05-14-2011, 08:47 AM
I bought a folding four way at my local Advance Auto Parts and dropped it down into the well behind the tire. I tried it on a wheel before I took the tags off and it seemed sturdy enough.
05-14-2011, 02:22 PM
I'd cut the the foam..
Wrap some tape around the correct sized socket so you're not always trying to figure out which socket is the correct one.............
05-14-2011, 03:19 PM
What about getting new wheel locks that have the same size key as the other lugs on the car? [?]
05-14-2011, 04:33 PM
The foam is going to get messy if you cut it. Melting the lug wrench into the foam is what I'd try to do, but considerably more dangerous. You have to heat the wrench quite a bit then push it into the foam. When you do it this way the surface should turn out just like it is now. Which means it won't break apart and leave debris all over.
I want to say the wrench has to be around 200*F to melt it in but I can't recall exactly.
Wrench in the oven should heat it well, maybe?
05-14-2011, 05:16 PM
I'd go with the folding wrench too. As stated above, fits next to the tire in the well. Just wrap a rag around it to prevent rattling.
05-14-2011, 08:24 PM
The heated wrench melting the styrofoam sounded the best if I was going to keep the wrench, but was then worried it might get stuck in it.
So, I got a Gorilla telescoping wrench and slipped it in between the side of the tire and the well (and it came with a nice storage case), so that's working great.
Thanks to everyone for the advice...