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Old 11-25-2020, 08:40 AM
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I doubt a propane torch will do the job. you have to get them cherry red.
Old 11-25-2020, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by steve a59 View Post
I doubt a propane torch will do the job. you have to get them cherry red.
Plus, the wheel has a painted finish.
Rethinking the heat thing.

I do have a talent for wringing bolts off....

So, if I wring them all off, get the wheel off, all I need to do is punch the old studs out and "press" new ones in? I'm thinking of the impact gun again with a nut and washer stack to seat the new stud?

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Originally Posted by coastboater View Post
Plus, the wheel has a painted finish.
Rethinking the heat thing.

I do have a talent for wringing bolts off....

So, if I wring them all off, get the wheel off, all I need to do is punch the old studs out and "press" new ones in? I'm thinking of the impact gun again with a nut and washer stack to seat the new stud?
And lay the anti sieze to them. Good Luck
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Long term, ditch the acorn nuts for regular nuts with open ends. Not as pretty, but don't get stuck as often, and you can actually get penetrating oil to where it needs to be.

You may be able to knock the caps off the acorns you have now with a chisel. Will depend on how they are made. A lot of them are just chrome plastic caps pressed onto a shoulder on the end of the lug, and others are solid.
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Yes...over sized nut to go over the stud to draw it in...get and extra lug...when drawing them in it tends to beat the threads
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Stand on your breaker bar.
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Old 11-25-2020, 09:14 AM
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Set your compressor to cutout at 135 and add some light oil to your gun. A decent quality impact should twist those studs off if the nuts don't break loose. Most shops run their air at 150+. I am at 170 on my service truck reservoir.
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Impact wrench (a good one) and alternate tighten/loosen a few times. If the wrench has enough torque, they should come off. Those look like like chrome-plated steel lug nuts based on the rust pattern so give the ends a few whacks with a hammer as you try to work them loose.
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Originally Posted by Bryan A. View Post
Breaker bar with a pipe, they will either come off or break the stud.

Either way can be fixed without tearing up the rim.
Same thing I would do.
Old 11-25-2020, 01:43 PM
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Find a really big a$$ woman to come and sit on your breaker bar.
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Swing by a tire store and have them zing’em loose for you
Old 11-25-2020, 08:07 PM
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Tire shop, Best answer yet
Old 11-26-2020, 07:13 AM
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Usually its heat beat and repeat. But with the mags not gonna work.
Breaker bar with a pipe or off to the tire shop.
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Those may not be tapered lug nuts.
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Well????????
what is the result???
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Originally Posted by billinstuart View Post
Those may not be tapered lug nuts.
I have a spare tire with the same wheel and can see the tapered seat.

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Well????????
what is the result???
Jebus! Launched the boat yesterday and it was so nice we went for an evening cruise. Today we're giving thanks and Mom has a honey-do list list for this weekend's company coming in.
If weather holds, should get some wheels off tomorrow, one way or another.
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Originally Posted by usernamewastaken View Post
Haven’t had to try this, but worth a shot
that is a pretty cool trick. Hopefully I can remember that
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Default I got my nuts off!😀

Well, 1/2 of them.
Thanks for all the replies! It really helped, as I tried pretty much everything except for using heat.
So, what I did...
Oiled the gun with a bit of REMOil
Turned the gun regulator to max which is 135 psi on my compressor
Dinged each nut with a ball peen
Gave each nut a little blast in forward, then to reverse - success!
Only had one (so far) that I needed the breaker bar.

The gun pressure had a lot to do with it. As I was using the gun and the air compressor fell below 110 psi or so, it would no longer loosen them up. Particular kudo's to that suggestion.

Lance, I'll let you know when I get the rest of my nuts off...😀




Cheers🍻 and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Originally Posted by usernamewastaken View Post
Haven’t had to try this, but worth a shot

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KFdFsfSAuyc
This works.
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Lolol!!! Awesome!!! Definitely apply grease or anti seeze....to the threads and hub where the wheel abuts....job done!!!
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