All my lugs have looked like garbage for a long time. The PO just miss-matched whatever fit, i guess. I started trying to replace them with lugs that don't have that garbage chrome cap, and properly torquing them. But now i'm left with this sonofagun on my passenger rear:
I've manage to take this from a 3/4 size down to a 5/8ths hammering smaller sockets onto it, and still can't get it off. Any socket i hammer onto it goes on crooked, and just twists off if i put any torque on it. I've even tried a set of those Erwin biting sockets with the reverse thread in them. A snapped and twisted ratchet later, those just twist off as well. I'm wondering if the metal is too soft, as it's just caving in. I'm honestly out of ideas short of burning it off. Our torches are out of fuel and i really don't feel like fronting the $100 bill to refill them. Besides, I've already had to burn off a lug on the same hub a few months ago(Replaced the stud and all). So i'd like to avoid anymore damage to my rims. I've called 3 shops so far, one of them said they wouldn't do it for fear of damaging my rim, and the other 2 said they'd have to burn it off. And both of them wouldn't be able to do it for a few weeks.
Anyone got any ideas?