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Old 07-15-2008, 12:21 AM   #1
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SVT Wheel lug nut ruined and will not come off!

It seems the factory lug nuts are manufactured with a chrome sleeve pressed over a steel lug nut My outer sleeve apparently had fallen off. I tried to remove the remaning steel nut without sucess. I set my air compressor as high as I could and wound up rounding the nut. I tried a lug "removal tool" and that just rounded it some more. I brought to to a mechanic and he feels he may have to burn it off, which may wreck the wheel . Estimated cost to me $150 , SVT wheel, plus $150-$200 for labor and new lug. Any alternate ideas before I bring it in.

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Old 07-15-2008, 12:57 AM   #2
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Take it to a shop that you trust that has a lug puller. I had to do it and the only place that could was an off road shop for big trucks. They pulled the lugs and put new ones on for 100 bucks. Shouldnt cost too much.
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^ what he said, there are more ways than just burning it off

and a little fyi for the future, if another cap comes off, dont panic get an 18mm socket and that will take it off with no problems
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You can always cut the back off the stud. A pain, but it saves the wheel.

Also, you can grind the nut off if the wheel has enough space, again a PITA but it can work

Also, hammer a smaller socket on there, REALLY hammer it on, and then remove the whole mess, you will trash the $8 socket but who cares?
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Drill out the stud (down the middle of the lug nut).

You'll either get to the point that the lug nut falls off because the stud is gone, or be able to twist/snap off the stud (even with a rounded lug nut).

Then replace stud and lug nut.
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Absolutely, what Viney said. My response would've been to purchase a cheap deep well impact set, hammer one over the top of what you have, and then break the freaking stud by torquing. Those studs will break. That's how I get keyed lug nuts off when I don't have a key that will fit them.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:41 PM   #7
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Drill out the stud (down the middle of the lug nut).

You'll either get to the point that the lug nut falls off because the stud is gone, or be able to twist/snap off the stud (even with a rounded lug nut).

Then replace stud and lug nut.
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I have a heavy duty 1/2 drill and a large collection of all kinds or drill bits and a Drill Doctor, so I started here. I guess I got about 1/2-3/4 of the stud drilled out and I was able grab the rounded nut with a heavy vise-grip and snap it off. I saved my wheel and just need to get an stud and nut, .... I thank you all for your replies.
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