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tuner wrench snapped

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by theb17guy, Sep 11, 2003.

  1. theb17guy

    theb17guy Member

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    the rims and tuner lugs that came with the car i bought were from "ice racing". while changing my brakes, i snapped that tuner wrench adapter thing. ice racing is out of business evidently; i reached some horticulture place when i gave a call up there :blink: anyway, where could i get another. auto zone, didnt have the right size. so any other ideas? i know its a stupid question, but i dont want to exert tremendous effort with like some pliers or something. thanks in advance!
     
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    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    so your lug nuts are stuck like halfway on? You make no sense.
     
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    theb17guy Member

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    sorry - no there all the way on, but i need an adapter wrench because they are not regular lugs
     
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    swanny Senior Member

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    you could try the followingif your just trying to get them off:
    hammer on an impact socket
    buy a nut extractor, there like sockets that grip onto the nuts as you try to back them off
     
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    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    if they look like mine (8 point interior star flatted type nuts) and I had to re invent the wheel to get them off? I would use a combination hacksaw/file to get a flathead type grove in them, then I would use a crowbar/hammer combination to get them off.
     
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    theres a craftsman wrench that is made out of little pins that move in and out to fit every application. i suggest u go get 1 of those, i forget what its called but i know it exists, so try getting 1 of those.
     
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    90 accord Chicks dig the box Moderator VIP

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    i heard it really blows though
     
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    SleEPeR_CRX Senior Member

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    ya it probably does, but if worst comes to worst and u cant find anything else, it might be ur only way to get the lug off without a saw. then just buy new lugs before u put em back on.
     
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    Get the gator grip. Also, call up belltire, they can get like any key you want.
     
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    belltire? is that local or national? never heard of it. id really like a replacement key if possible.
     
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    Ah, must be a local chain. There are so many of them in metro detroit. It is basicly a tire shop that also sells bling bling wheels so they have every type of wheel lock. Call up big tire places around you
     
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    ya id forget abput the gator grip those things are absolutely a joke but i would just go to like a tire warehouse or soemthign along that line they should be able to get any key for ya
     
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    actually, the gator grip does work for a one time removeal. If your going to use a diffrent brands lugs, buy the lugs, use the gator grip (which will scratch the hell out of them) put the new lugs on, throw the old ones out.
     
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    that sounds real good. im gonna look into that. thanks a lot guys
     
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