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Aug 8, 3:02pm - #243537 
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.

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Aug 8, 3:08pm - #243538 
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.

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

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Aug 8, 3:21pm - #243540 
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?

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Aug 8, 8:57pm - #243541 
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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Aug 8, 10:31pm - #243542 
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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Aug 8, 11:12pm - #243543 
yea, i think ur supposed to loosen the lugs before jacking it up...

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Aug 9, 12:42am - #243544 
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

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

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

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Aug 9, 7:58am - #243547 
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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Aug 9, 8:03am - #243548 
^^^^
id say your not using enough leverage.


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

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Aug 9, 9:43am - #243550 
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.


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Aug 9, 10:20am - #243551 
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.

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Aug 9, 10:54am - #243552 
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.

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


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Aug 9, 12:58pm - #243554 
watch out that you dont snap the bolt stepping on the x.

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Aug 9, 1:06pm - #243555 
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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