Is there a tire iron that fits in the factory space that has a lower profile?
I just realized that after replacing my wheels with Tracker 8s and black lugs, the factory tire iron doesn't fit around the lugs anymore. Does anyone know where I can buy a new tire iron with a slimmer profile that would be able to change my new wheels and that will fit in the factory sleeve in the trunk?
06-18-2013 08:08 PM
Factory lugs are 19 and your new lugs are likely 21. I just put a long 21 socket and breaker bar into my jeep.
06-18-2013 11:26 PM
A breaker bar, six inch extension and the proper socket is the way to go. Through in any additional,sockets needed for trailer spares and you are good to go.
06-19-2013 01:08 AM
When I put on my Mickey Thompson wheels I had to buy a 19mm thin wall socket and a breaker bar. Apparently many aftermarket wheels have lug holes that are narrower than stock Jeep wheels.
06-19-2013 02:26 AM
I had to buy a new wrench with my TJ's wheels, I picked up a Gorilla kit at Discount Tire for about $20-$25. It has come in so handy between tire changes and using it as a breaker bar for big projects I really am happy I got it.
06-19-2013 08:46 AM
+1 on breaker bar. May not even need an extension unless you want to torque it - in which case the Snap-On torque wrench is pretty good.
06-19-2013 08:49 AM
I bought splined lug nuts with the adapter when I bought my wheels and tires. No regular socket fits on the lug nuts. But the adapter sticks out far enough and is the right size for the factory lug wrench to fit on the end.
06-20-2013 01:35 AM
Here's the link to the one I mentioned. It's telescoping so you have a break bar built in and it works with thin walled sockets too. It also fits in the factory space.