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Re: I fricking hate wheel locks now!!

My reply to a similar thread. (Don't know how to link to a separate thread). I think this is the best way to solve the issue without damaging your wheel.:




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I had this problem - not on my SRT, but the lug nuts were stuck on the stud with the studs turning in the axle hub holes. After a review of my options, I decided drilling the studs axially was the best solution. Like the OP I was not confident in keeping the drill centered on the stud. I used a 3/8" drive deep-well socket that fit the lug nuts. Then I bought a HS steel drill bit that fit in the drive end of the socket to stay centered. I was pleasantly surprised how well that worked. Once I drilled sufficiently deep, I broke off the weakened nut/stud remainder and then punched the stud remainder out of the axle hub.







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Re: I fricking hate wheel locks now!!

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My reply to a similar thread. (Don't know how to link to a separate thread). I think this is the best way to solve the issue without damaging your wheel.:




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I had this problem - not on my SRT, but the lug nuts were stuck on the stud with the studs turning in the axle hub holes. After a review of my options, I decided drilling the studs axially was the best solution. Like the OP I was not confident in keeping the drill centered on the stud. I used a 3/8" drive deep-well socket that fit the lug nuts. Then I bought a HS steel drill bit that fit in the drive end of the socket to stay centered. I was pleasantly surprised how well that worked. Once I drilled sufficiently deep, I broke off the weakened nut/stud remainder and then punched the stud remainder out of the axle hub.

The above is the solution. Using a chisel is guaranteed to damage your wheel.

Trust me, I know... Broken Gorilla
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I honestly feel like cutting the thing out with my plasma cutter. I then calm down and think rationally.

I took a break from working on it today because I knew it would not turn out good with the anger I have right now.
I've been that pissed before on a few projects that don't go as planned. The best thing to do is what you already figured out. The scars are lasting in a fit of rage and you'll be even more angry every time you see them knowing it could've been a better outcome if emotions weren't so negative.
It helps me solve issues like this that I know I'm capable of, if I think I'm trying to help out a close friend or loved one that's in dire straits. It helps solve it a bit quicker and rationally bc you wouldn't want to do any damage to their ride.
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Maybe the wrong place for this but.....I was seriously just about to order some wheel locks. Only because my spare is going to be mounted on the rear bumper and it seems like easy pickings if some one wants it. Any suggestion on keeping my spare from walking off?
How bout a real locking lug nut? 😋

https://www.amazon.com/Bolt-Lock-592.../dp/B008S9QUC2
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How bout a real locking lug nut? 😋

https://www.amazon.com/Bolt-Lock-592.../dp/B008S9QUC2
Well damn! Didn't even know that existed. Thanks.

Ordering one now.
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Re: I fricking hate wheel locks now!!

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My reply to a similar thread. (Don't know how to link to a separate thread). I think this is the best way to solve the issue without damaging your wheel.:




Re: Broken Gorilla




I had this problem - not on my SRT, but the lug nuts were stuck on the stud with the studs turning in the axle hub holes. After a review of my options, I decided drilling the studs axially was the best solution. Like the OP I was not confident in keeping the drill centered on the stud. I used a 3/8" drive deep-well socket that fit the lug nuts. Then I bought a HS steel drill bit that fit in the drive end of the socket to stay centered. I was pleasantly surprised how well that worked. Once I drilled sufficiently deep, I broke off the weakened nut/stud remainder and then punched the stud remainder out of the axle hub.






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The above is the solution. Using a chisel is guaranteed to damage your wheel.

Trust me, I know... Broken Gorilla
I am just afraid of the cost to get a new lug. I have never heard of nor have I ever had to purchase and install a new lug.
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the stud will be toast too...
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