Removing Locking Lugnuts - Without the Key

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Removing Locking Lugnuts - Without the Key

Post by Rislar on Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:05 am

You need to get a 12 point socket that barely fits and drive it on tightly, 4-5 decent wacks with a ball pean hammer will do the trick. You have to make sure the slots in the socket bite into the lug nut. Use a manual lug wrench - not a pneumatic tool to loosen the lug. Slow even torque is the ticket. When loose the lug will be stuck tightly in the socket. Place socket in a vice and drive ilug nut out with a drift punch and repeat three more times. Then throw the locks away and get some standard lugs from the suppliers.

I pounded on a 19mm socket and used a breaker bar to turn it slowly. Worked like a charm. Once the locking lugs were loose I simply pulled up and down slightly so that the socket would loosen up on the lug. Went to the stealership and picked up 4 news lug nuts and tossed the locking ones.

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Post by carts on Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:01 pm



That’s one option,

but the best by far is the proper kit (ok I didn’t pay for mine – a perk from a job)

the other is the reverse threaded socket that is .5mm bigger than the size you need and then tightens up when undoing the nut , here’s some picture to help explain ( I hope). As you will see the Pukka kit has never been used...









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Post by Rislar on Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:49 pm

Awesome carts I knew you'd have different options Wink

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Post by carts on Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:55 pm

Rislar wrote:Awesome carts I knew you'd have different options Wink

to be honest the pukka kit is the nuts, first you centre punch the locking nut, then the cutter tool goes into the handle and you add the inpacket driver and hit it so it turns and cuts into the locking nut undoing it.

But for easy of use the threaded socket is so quick and easy.
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Post by Rislar on Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:59 pm

As you can see I'm not a fan of buying fancy tools for simple jobs Laughing Wink

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Post by carts on Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:03 pm

Rislar wrote:As you can see I'm not a fan of buying fancy tools for simple jobs Laughing Wink

me neither as said a perk from a previous job
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