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Old 03-27-2005, 01:46 AM   #1
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so ive noticed people have this "great" idea that if your wheel is stuck to a hub, you should just drive it around with the lug nuts loose.

if your one of those people, your a brave one. with the weight of the car on 4 studs doesnt bend them, im sure your genius idea of driving the car around would about snap them off.

the proper way to do this, and yes, there is a proper way, would be, while the car is stablized, to put AT LEAST one lug nut on a stud and from the backside of the car and use a rubber mallet, for people with bad aim to freely hit the wheel without damage, or a sledge, and hit ONLY THE TIRE. be VERY CAREFUL, keep your face clear off the hammer/sledge. it will bounce back. and your face would look about like this .

if that does not work, use penetrating oil, let it sit for about a minute, and repeat the stepts above.

hopefully it will help you new people out from destroying your rim or raping the hub of the studs, or help the less educated out there.


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Old 03-27-2005, 01:52 AM   #2
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your feet work as good as a hammer if not better if you're sitting on the ground.
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Old 03-27-2005, 05:01 AM   #3
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You mean people actually do that? I literally laughed at the computer there.

Pushing on the upper part of the wheel with my hand when the lug nuts were off did it for my car, but it wasn't too high mileage at the time.
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Moved to Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension......
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And, another hint:
When re-installing the wheel, put a bit of Anti-Sieze in the wheel center bore.
That should help prevent it from sticking the next time around.
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I saw the tire guy at National Tire and Battery (NTB) sit on the ground and kick the back of the rim. This was mentioned above and it seemed like it worked well for him. He deals with that stuff all day and that was the method he used so I'm sure that one works good.
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Is this a snow country thing? I've never experienced a wheel stuck before.
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the tire place i used to work for had a rather large sledge for just such occassions, or for when someone needed disciplined.

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Heh, the first time I took off my wheels to pop the H&R cup Kit on, the backs were SEIZED...I just rocked a kung fu sweeper kick (3 lugs off, one loose) and she popped right away. I hit dead on the sweet spot.

I then threw a smoke bomb, and back flipped, ran up the side of the house, and then jumped from roof top to roof top to my friends house to borrow a torque wrench.

Ok, no...but I really did sweep kick it off...gotta hit dead under the shock mounting bolt...on the wheel..

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Old 03-29-2005, 12:40 AM   #10
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I saw the tire guy at National Tire and Battery (NTB) sit on the ground and kick the back of the rim. This was mentioned above and it seemed like it worked well for him. He deals with that stuff all day and that was the method he used so I'm sure that one works good.
yea, but i know he was using a lift and how many of you have a lift at home? and if you do can i borrow your heated garage?
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