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Old 07-07-2013, 10:05 AM   #1
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installed Teraflex leveling kit front

I purchased the Teraflex 1.5" leveling kit and installed the front while I had 6 hour off-call window on the 4th. After I completed the front, I took it for a quick test drive, but like an id10t, I left the key for the locking lugs on the front fender and now it is lost. I guess I will have to wait now to order a replacement from McGuard. I really hate being stupid sometimes!

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Happened to me before on a previous vehicle. I took it to the nearest tire shop and they got it undone for me.

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Old 07-07-2013, 10:14 AM   #3
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If you need it off now, hammer a 12 pt socket onto the lock nut. It will bite and should give you enough grip to twist it off.
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Which kit? The splined key or the short locking key?
I have the splined key. Not really a lock since you can get the matching socket at AZ.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:53 AM   #5
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@shelbydog, would it be very hard to get the nut out of the socket?

@kjeeper10,It would look like one of these:

It's won't come right out but you can persuade it. You can put a screwdriver thru the back of the socket (thru the drive hole) once the lug is removed. Hold the socket and smack the screwdriver handle on the ground forcing the lug out of the socket.

This is by no means the "correct" method to remove a keyed lug without a key but it works in a pinch.

I've also seen guys jam some vice grips on the lug and remove it that way.
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Thanks guys, I'll just wait to get the replacement from McGuard I suppose. Just sucks that I did that! I will drive around with reverse rake for awhile : )
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I left the gorilla lock on the lug drove 15 miles to pick up pizza from our favorite pizza place. When pulling out of the parking lot I heard some cling on the ground and figure a coin fell out and hit the pavement. I got home to finish the rest of the lift and could not find the lock. I used my backup key...and left it on too. This time it didn't fall off but my daughter noticed it. Then it dawned on me what noise was that I heard earlier...I drove back down to the pizza place and my lug key was right in the middle of the road. It had been run over a hundred times and was scratched up but other than that it was in pretty good shape. I picked it up..made sure it wasn't damaged and headed back home.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:15 AM   #8
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Thanks guys, I'll just wait to get the replacement from McGuard I suppose. Just sucks that I did that! I will drive around with reverse rake for awhile : )
When I installed the same lift I just had time to do the front. Drove like that for a couple of months. Just put the rear portion on this weekend. :-)
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Did you have to adjust the steering or alignment? My steering was fine, and if the alignment is off, I cannot tell.
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I left the gorilla lock on the lug drove 15 miles to pick up pizza from our favorite pizza place. When pulling out of the parking lot I heard some cling on the ground and figure a coin fell out and hit the pavement. I got home to finish the rest of the lift and could not find the lock. I used my backup key...and left it on too. This time it didn't fall off but my daughter noticed it. Then it dawned on me what noise was that I heard earlier...I drove back down to the pizza place and my lug key was right in the middle of the road. It had been run over a hundred times and was scratched up but other than that it was in pretty good shape. I picked it up..made sure it wasn't damaged and headed back home.
Dang, that is lucky! Maybe I should order 2 or these so I have a backup!
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Did you have to adjust the steering or alignment? My steering was fine, and if the alignment is off, I cannot tell.
Nope. My steering was fine.
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Did you have to adjust the steering or alignment? My steering was fine, and if the alignment is off, I cannot tell.
Only stock adjustments are steering and toe.

Steering is fine toe should be fine as well.

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