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Old 03-22-2010, 11:15 PM   #1
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Where to find tool?

I am in need of a lug nut extraction tool to get off my security lugs. I somehow lost the key for it and now I am stuck without access to remove my wheels. The tool I am looking for is a socket with reverse self tapping threads inside it. Thanks in advance for any input.

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Old 03-22-2010, 11:20 PM   #2
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Take a 3/4 in deep socket with a extension on it and hammer it onto the security lug. Then remove, no need for a special tool

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Just a few more inches Red. You can take it.


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Old 03-22-2010, 11:21 PM   #3
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Or stop by the local tire shop...most tire specialty stores/installers have several keys.
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Old 03-22-2010, 11:25 PM   #4
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You realize Jeff, that you just made the "Some thread titles make me giggle" thread!
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Old 03-22-2010, 11:27 PM   #5
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Sweet Chris. I made the list. And I already tried hammering on the socket. worked for 2 of them. the other two wont budge. Just rounded the socket and the lug nut.

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Next best thing that you should always have- the bolt extractor kit. Mine is a irwin I believe. It is made for removing bolts that are rounded. They will not strip and have saved me a few times.
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Old 03-22-2010, 11:38 PM   #7
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Snap On has them. Check their website item # TSR600. I dont know if that's the exact size you need but I'm sure they have it. Good luck.
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Old 03-22-2010, 11:40 PM   #8
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advanced auto and napa and those places normally carry them as well. just be prepared to have to get more then one. every time i have used one, its only ben good for one lug nut.
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:45 AM   #9
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My spare had a security lug on it and ofcourse the key was no where to be found.I took my grinder and flatsided the lug in 2 spots and took it off with a crescent wrench.
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:50 AM   #10
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You might give "spline" lugs nuts a thought, instead of key/locknuts

They take a special tool to install/remove and you can keep that with your onboard tools !!

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Got the problem solved. Went to the local Sears and got a kit that is designed for removing rounded lug nuts. Works great. Now I have a new tool to carry around. Woohoo!!

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Old 03-24-2010, 12:23 AM   #12
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Glad you got the problem solved Jeff. You do realize that since you bought a cool new tool the key will show up tommorrow don't you? But like you said, now you have a new tool to carry around!
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That happened to me. I lost the key for my wheels looked for days and couldn't find it. I went to a tire shop and they removed the locks with some kind of tool. Cost me $60 to get it done. Went home and found the key under the drive seat under the carpet.

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