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Rusted Lug Nuts but I want my Rims back

Old 05-21-2019, 08:18 PM
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Try some Kroil. Soak it and let them sit 24 hours.
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Old 05-22-2019, 05:44 AM
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appreciate the suggestions guys

My FIL has a pneumatic impact gun so I'm going to borrow that, hook that up to my compressor and see what happens. If I spend more then 1 hour I'm going to throw in the towel and purchase new wheel / tire combo.
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Old 05-22-2019, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by mds47588 View Post


aka: red wrench

aka: Gas ax
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Old 05-22-2019, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by mskin314 View Post
Okay so torch the stud from the back side of the hub and hammer it out? Sounds easy enough?
Yes, set it where it will cut. Heat the back side of the stud up then just hit the air and blow the back of the stud off.
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Old 05-22-2019, 07:19 AM
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I agree big breaker bar, just snap them off. If you have to replace just pop them out after with an air hammer. Takes 15 seconds per stud.
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:28 AM
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There's a tool you can get at harbor freight for like 10 dollars called a 'nut splitter' that will do the job. Better yet, buy an impact wrench.
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:41 AM
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If the impact gun doesn't take them all off inside of 10 minutes, don't bother.
Also, when you have the trigger pulled and it's hammering away, push the switch to reverse direction back and forth a few times, sometimes this will help to break them loose.

As mentioned previously, an Oxyacetylene torch will burn the collars off the back of the stud, or grind them off, then just a hammer and push to push them through. No damage to the rims unless you burn through the stud. You just want to take off the collars,
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:46 AM
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I used a die grinder to take a spare tire of the carrier on my Jeep. don't waste your time with that, it took forever. did save the wheel though. mine was an aftermarket aluminum wheel with a 300 dollar tire on it so not a hard decision. still sucked though.
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Old 05-22-2019, 09:05 AM
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Take the rims/hubs to a trailer shop. I had one wheel that did the same and it took $20, 2 minutes and a plasma torch. He did them from the backside of the hub and there was no damage to the rim at all.

As the shop guy said, "it's just that easy"
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