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Foes
12-08-2007, 02:47 PM
so, I picked up 2 tires from In The Zone, thanks! [cheers]

buuuuutttt i got home, and went to swap em, and realized that I lost my wheel lock key :confused0006: I think it was to much beer one night when working on the truck, but anyways, how do I get them off? I just have 1 on each tire, I was thinking heat chisel and hammer? or....

any help would be great [cheers]

In The Zone
12-08-2007, 02:53 PM
good pair of vice grips or u can weld a nut on em....

Trooper
12-08-2007, 03:02 PM
yah either grind the plating off and weld a nut on. Or chisel off. You can also hammer a socket on usually the wheel locks are soft as shit.

factor
12-08-2007, 04:45 PM
hammering on a socket worked for me a few times

ryan77
12-08-2007, 04:49 PM
yea i've hammered on a socket aswell.. works pretty good

shushuwa
12-08-2007, 08:55 PM
so, I picked up 2 tires from In The Zone, thanks! [cheers]

buuuuutttt i got home, and went to swap em, and realized that I lost my wheel lock key :confused0006: I think it was to much beer one night when working on the truck, but anyways, how do I get them off? I just have 1 on each tire, I was thinking heat chisel and hammer? or....

any help would be great [cheers]

Lock lug remover sockets are available at princess auto.

They are cheap and come in a pack of 2, for the common sizes.

They only work with an impact gun and work great.

The hard part is removing the nut from the socket afterwards. The lock lug is hardened steel and made a mess of my 6" vise jaws...

Toyrantula
12-08-2007, 09:19 PM
i second princess auto. mine was 5.99$ a year ago.

also cnadian tire should have a remover

FU Toolbag
12-08-2007, 10:14 PM
I've just welded a nut on em, usually a 3/4 or even a 1" nut. Lets you weld em good and put a man sized wrench on em.

kootenaycat
12-08-2007, 10:38 PM
I agree with the nut remover, used them at work on a couple vehicles, hammer them on really tight, they work great. Before those came along, I had great luck using my air chisel to remove locking nuts, or any siezed nut for that matter, lower ball joint nuts on Fords and FWD axle nuts are 2 that come to mind.

Driveby
12-09-2007, 12:26 AM
just cut into the top of them with a cut off wheel place a nice sized flat head screwdriver into the cut and give a few "gentle love taps" theyll split. Either they pop right off or one half will leaving a nice jagged hunk left to slip a socket ont. Ive had to do this to a cutlass i had 2 popped right off while 2 needed some help from a socket.

Foes
12-10-2007, 08:20 PM
well, i went down to PA and tried out the removers in the parking lot, no sucess, my locks are wayyyyy to small, so i picked up some 3/4" nuts and am going to weld them on tomorow at work and hope that works, hopefully 110 pounds of tourque wont be to much for em

Murd0c
12-11-2007, 10:52 AM
I just took mine to a tire place cost $20

Leithmc
12-11-2007, 01:01 PM
I just took mine to a tire place cost $20


Ya, take em to a shop. We do em all the time. $5.00 per nut.

Foes
12-11-2007, 10:06 PM
where do you work leith? kal tire wanted to charge me 25 bucks per nut

In The Zone
12-12-2007, 07:39 AM
Heat em up with torch hammer socket on remove...

use grinder and flat side em then apply vice grips....

Toyquad
12-12-2007, 08:49 AM
park in walley? or downtown east side....... ya might loose more then the wheel locks..... but at least they'll be off........