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Old 09-25-2014, 05:55 PM   #1
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Lug nuts

All the stock lug nut on my trailer are the plated cover type. The covers are loose and I can not get a socket to fit tight enough to loosen them. I have tried vice grips and hammering on smaller sockets. Any trade secrets to get the old nuts off so that I can replace them with new solid lug nuts?
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Old 09-25-2014, 06:04 PM   #2
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5-pc Lugnut Specialty Set - Tools - IRWIN TOOLS

Have used them with success.
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Old 09-25-2014, 06:20 PM   #3
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Always use a 6 point socket for lug nuts - not a 12 point.
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Old 09-25-2014, 06:27 PM   #4
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I think I have the same lug nuts. My 4-way lug wrench works.
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Old 09-25-2014, 06:36 PM   #5
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I'd soak them with WD-40 and let it sit for about an hour. Then I'd use a 1/2" drive socket and a long breaker / cheater bar. I have a Harbor Freight 1/2" drive, 24" breaker bar (I purchased for about $12) and some good Craftsman sockets. I freed up some rusted / frozen lugs on my brother's boat trailer with it. Wear safety glasses. A 2' breaker bar can put some serious torque on a lug nut.
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Old 09-25-2014, 06:50 PM   #6
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If they are the bright sleeve type you can take a sharp metal chisel and cut the outer shell and tear it off with vice grips. Then you can get an appropriately sized socket onto it to remove the lug nut. If it's different and the points are rounded they make a tapered socket that you can hammer on to remove. It's used on the secure lugs when the key gets lost.
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Or you can park it in an empty lot out on Pass Rd late one saturday night, leave a few cinder blocks nearby...
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That's funny.
It's also funny that there is a beautiful campground at the end of Pass Rd.
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JC sells stainless steel lug nuts. Just call them and have them mail you as many packages of of 6 as you have wheels.
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Or you can park it in an empty lot out on Pass Rd late one saturday night, leave a few cinder blocks nearby...
I remember that tough neighborhood from my Keesler days.
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I ordered these directly from McGard:

McGard 24138 Chrome Cone Seat Wheel Locks and McGard 64010 Chrome Bulge Cone Seat Style Lug Nuts (1/2" - 20 Thread Size)

phone 800-444-5847
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I ordered these directly from McGard:

McGard 24138 Chrome Cone Seat Wheel Locks and McGard 64010 Chrome Bulge Cone Seat Style Lug Nuts (1/2" - 20 Thread Size)

phone 800-444-5847
Amazon.com also sells those.

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