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HELP #243537 Aug 8, 3:02pm Aug 8, 3:02pm
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HELP
This is going to sound stupid, but a friend and me were going to paint my callipers and we jacked up the car and went to take the wheels off and could not get teh lugs of the wheels. Im not very strong but my buddy is built like a gorrila and he couldnt even get the damn wheels off. Is there something woring with my lugs or are we just not seeing something that we have to do first.

Plese help

Re: HELP [Re: GTS02] #243538 Aug 8, 3:08pm Aug 8, 3:08pm

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Are you turning to the left? If you really cant get them off try taking them to a local tire shop and have them use air tools on them.

Re: HELP #243539 Aug 8, 3:11pm Aug 8, 3:11pm
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Yes i was turning them to the left. Im not stupid...just weak apparently smile

Re: HELP [Re: GTS02] #243540 Aug 8, 3:21pm Aug 8, 3:21pm
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lugs can be a pain in the ass. Are you perhaps using a regular lug wrench on lugs that require a lock adaptor? Or perhaps using a lock adaptor when one is not required?

Re: HELP [Re: FloydianSlip6] #243541 Aug 8, 8:57pm Aug 8, 8:57pm
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what i do to get mine off is put the tire iron on the lug parallel to the ground and then stand on the tire iron. My weight (130 lbs) is enough to do it easily.


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Re: HELP [Re: Workshop4Ever] #243542 Aug 8, 10:31pm Aug 8, 10:31pm
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i'd loosen the lugs a lil bit before i jack up the car.. then juss twist em off later because if you try to take the nuts off after you lift the jack, ur tire can start turning and it can get be a pain in the arse


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Re: HELP [Re: CaddyShack] #243543 Aug 8, 11:12pm Aug 8, 11:12pm
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yea, i think ur supposed to loosen the lugs before jacking it up...

Re: HELP [Re: Virgilson] #243544 Aug 9, 12:42am Aug 9, 12:42am
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Originally Posted by Virgilson
yea, i think ur supposed to loosen the lugs before jacking it up...

That's what I always do... laughsilly if you have a X wrench, try stepping on it... carefully! rolleyes to the LEFT

BTW If you're planning to ask for some help @ tireshop... you must have a friend there, otherwise they'll refuse to do it... It's hazardous... rolleyes they say (by law?) ohboy

Re: HELP [Re: morris] #243545 Aug 9, 4:43am Aug 9, 4:43am
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If have a long pipe and wanna get that sucker off easy just put the pipe over the wrench and push down. later.

Re: HELP [Re: CornDawg] #243546 Aug 9, 6:22am Aug 9, 6:22am
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take them off before you jack it up and they'll come right off thumbsup

Re: HELP [Re: AZZKIKR] #243547 Aug 9, 7:58am Aug 9, 7:58am
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yeah, like CornDawg said, if you put a pipe or tube on one of the handle parts (one of the ones perpendicular to your car) it'll add some leverage and really help you out.


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Re: HELP [Re: combatc87] #243548 Aug 9, 8:03am Aug 9, 8:03am
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^^^^
id say your not using enough leverage.


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Re: HELP [Re: Virgilson] #243549 Aug 9, 8:26am Aug 9, 8:26am
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Originally Posted by Virgilson
yea, i think ur supposed to loosen the lugs before jacking it up...

thumbsup

Re: HELP [Re: CornDawg] #243550 Aug 9, 9:43am Aug 9, 9:43am
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Originally Posted by CornDawg
If have a long pipe and wanna get that sucker off easy just put the pipe over the wrench and push down. later.


thumbsup

These mini crow bars that come with the celi are hard to get any torque out of.

Re: HELP [Re: Virgilson] #243551 Aug 9, 10:20am Aug 9, 10:20am
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Originally Posted by Virgilson
yea, i think ur supposed to loosen the lugs before jacking it up...


exactly and just stand on and bounce on the lug wrench.

Re: HELP [Re: fonz182] #243552 Aug 9, 10:54am Aug 9, 10:54am
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Yah, me too. But its kinda dangerous.

No one ever does, but you should also re-torque your lug nuts after 20 miles. I always do it. When you have new tires put on, usually the bill of sale says it.

Re: HELP [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #243553 Aug 9, 11:02am Aug 9, 11:02am
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Use air tools, get a compressor and some power tools. That's all i use.


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Re: HELP [Re: Polykarb] #243554 Aug 9, 12:58pm Aug 9, 12:58pm
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watch out that you dont snap the bolt stepping on the x.

Re: HELP [Re: AdamVIP] #243555 Aug 9, 1:06pm Aug 9, 1:06pm
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xpipes are good to use... if you dont wanna step on it then you can have your friend help u... you pull up and he pushes down... good luck thumbsup


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