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Old 08-06-2012, 11:13 PM   #1
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Newbie lug nut question

Bought a 97 wrangler sport last week. Enjoying it but found front tire flat today. No big deal until I found that while the lug wrench that came with the jeep and seems to be stock worked fine on my spare it didn't fit and od the nuts on the flat. Anyone shed some light on this? BTW lug wrench from my Sequoia fit fine but of course the last one is on there so tight I've managed to mangle the nut. Life's an adventure.

I did search this but didn't seem to find this situation.

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Old 08-07-2012, 01:07 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum
Not sure why your lug nuts are different sizes, maybe aftermarket wheels?
Just find another lug wrench that fits & keep it with you,
or get all new ones that are all the same size.
To remove the one that you rounded off, find a 12 point socket that almost fits & beat it onto the damaged nut with a hammer.
Then use a ratchet or breaker bar to remove it.
I would suggest using a 1/2" drive socket.

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Old 08-07-2012, 03:57 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum
Not sure why your lug nuts are different sizes, maybe aftermarket wheels?
Just find another lug wrench that fits & keep it with you,
or get all new ones that are all the same size.
To remove the one that you rounded off, find a 12 point socket that almost fits & beat it onto the damaged nut with a hammer.
Then use a ratchet or breaker bar to remove it.
I would suggest using a 1/2" drive socket.
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Mine are all the same size, but I keep one of these in the Jeep. Fits great between the front seat and tub.

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Old 08-07-2012, 04:15 PM   #5
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Be sure to buy a torque wrench and torque the lug nuts. Then you will never have this problem again.
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