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mister_tin Sep 17, 1:21am - #277050 
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I can't remove the FREAKING wheel!

I'm trying to paint my calipers, but I can't remove the FREAKING wheel! Any advice? I've been struggling for like 20mins now and my back is starting to ache!
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spaztikid Sep 17, 1:25am - #277051 
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hit the tire with a mallot ...
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mister_tin Sep 17, 1:30am - #277052 
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kinda want to angry
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mister_tin Sep 17, 1:31am - #277053 
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I'm using the tools that are from the trunk... wtf... what if I had a flat tire? This sucks... give me ideas! cry
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isaac Sep 17, 1:34am - #277054 
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
hit the tire with a mallot ...


this is no joke... Spaztikid is being serious wave

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mister_tin Sep 17, 1:37am - #277055 
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WAT? HIT it with a MALLOT? I have a hammer, does that work? eek
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jonnyess Sep 17, 1:38am - #277056 

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Hammer might be too small and cause damage. Big-ass mallet or gentle sledge hammer whap underneath from other side of tire. The rim metal "freezes" onto the vehicle.

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isaac Sep 17, 1:38am - #277057 
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don't dent your rim... he suggested a maillot so that it may loosen up the wheel without damaging it

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RookieGTS Sep 17, 1:40am - #277058 

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cant believe you cannot remove your wheel... thats a first for me to hear
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mister_tin Sep 17, 1:42am - #277059 
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wait, I'm hitting the WHEEL? LOL I don't want to go out and buy a mallet... if I wanted to break my wheels I'd get a welder and make myself a metal gf. j/k

So so hit the actual rim TOWARDS the car? Ya? confused
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Tru_gts Sep 17, 1:44am - #277060 
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same here, i have a impact gun and compressor so its hella easy for me and fun to work with too.

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mister_tin Sep 17, 1:46am - #277061 
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lol i have no money for:

An impact gun
A compressor
A mallet
Pay a person with a impact gun w/compressor cry

What i do have money for is:

1 McValue French Fries from McDonalds rice
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jonnyess Sep 17, 1:47am - #277062 

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Hit the wheel from the OTHER SIDE away from the car. You'll have to reach across from underneath to do it. A baseball bat used like a pool cue against the tire will do the trick if you're mallet-deprived. You gotta thud it, man!!

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RookieGTS Sep 17, 1:49am - #277063 

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you sure you lifted the car all the way up and the tires are not touching the ground?
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silver Sep 17, 1:58am - #277064 
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Did you remove the lugnuts? confused


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mister_tin Sep 17, 2:05am - #277065 
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Originally Posted by jonnyess
Hit the wheel from the OTHER SIDE away from the car. You'll have to reach across from underneath to do it. A baseball bat used like a pool cue against the tire will do the trick if you're mallet-deprived. You gotta thud it, man!!


I think I'm describing this all wrong... I can't remove my LUG NUTS...
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mister_tin Sep 17, 2:06am - #277066 
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I just had my 200lbs roomate stand on the wrench bar and the lugnut still won't budge, this is happening to all my nuts... argh frown
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401Celica Sep 17, 2:06am - #277067 
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Originally Posted by silver
Did you remove the lugnuts? confused


spineyes


rofl rofl rofl

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mister_tin Sep 17, 2:07am - #277068 
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401Celica Sep 17, 2:08am - #277069 
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I had the same problem with my girls honda accord. Just give one hard pull. Some WD40 might help too.

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ryizzle Sep 17, 2:10am - #277070 
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well good luck with that...if and when you get them off spray them down with wd40 to make sure this doesnt happen again. thumbsup. oh yeh find a cheater bar...n e thing that will fit onto the wrench to make it longer to get more tourque on the mother.

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mister_tin Sep 17, 2:22am - #277071 
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I got 2 off! 8 more to go... the WD40 helped, but my back is starting to ache now cry
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amtemp Sep 17, 2:35am - #277072 

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BReakinDrifTs Sep 17, 2:37am - #277073 
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Originally Posted by mister_tin
I just had my 200lbs roomate stand on the wrench bar and the lugnut still won't budge, this is happening to all my nuts... argh frown


Instead of having him stand on it, give it a good kick, and it will come off wave
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coo880 Sep 17, 3:39am - #277074 
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get a long pipe and put it inside the thing you use to take off the lugs its way easier to take it off doesnt take power at all
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mister_tin Sep 17, 3:57am - #277075 
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lol i'm going to take a picture of what I"m doing to the lugnuts... it's funny...

I have 3 off now! 7 more to go!

Just curious, when you twist the lugnuts off, do you guys get a loud CRACK sound?
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Sultan Sep 17, 4:42am - #277076 

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I hope they're not snapping off...
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401Celica Sep 17, 5:12am - #277077 
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Originally Posted by mister_tin
lol i'm going to take a picture of what I"m doing to the lugnuts... it's funny...

I have 3 off now! 7 more to go!

Just curious, when you twist the lugnuts off, do you guys get a loud CRACK sound?


Sometime I get that. It could mean that your lugs are on too tight. Be careful not to crack the lug. This happened to me and it took 6 hours for me and my dad to take it out.

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jonnyess Sep 17, 1:00pm - #277078 

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Get yourself one of those cross-type four way lug wrenches. You can pull on one side and push on the other and the increased leverage has never failed me in getting the tightest lug removed.

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drkramm Sep 17, 1:40pm - #277079 
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yea this happend to me too lol just beat up the tire then when your putting the wheel back on through some anti seize between the rim and rotor

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oas Sep 17, 2:19pm - #277080 
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Originally Posted by silver
Did you remove the lugnuts? confused


spineyes

rofl
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Charles Sep 17, 4:15pm - #277081 

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Originally Posted by silver
Did you remove the lugnuts? confused


spineyes


LMAO
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Charles Sep 17, 4:17pm - #277082 

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Originally Posted by mister_tin
lol i'm going to take a picture of what I"m doing to the lugnuts... it's funny...

I have 3 off now! 7 more to go!

Just curious, when you twist the lugnuts off, do you guys get a loud CRACK sound?


where did you get your lugnuts tightened from?
if they are so hard to remove, that place probably over torqued them...

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Haulin_A_Doo Sep 17, 4:25pm - #277083 
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Yah, that crack sound is there for two reasons, your lugs were probably torqued higher than the prescribed 75lbs & second, they probably haven't been off your car in a long time.

First lube it with WD40. Next get a 2 or 3 foot hallow pipe, place your tire iron on the lug, place the pipe over the tire iron & jump on the other end. thumbsup
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Haulin_A_Doo Sep 17, 4:27pm - #277084 
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Remember after you replace the rims, I would use soap & water to wash off the WD40 & then retorque your lugs after 20 miles or so.
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Zero Sep 17, 8:22pm - #277085 

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yes, an air compressor and an impact gun is a very wise investment indeed.

you cant fix/mod your car without the proper tools, now can you? grin

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slidr Sep 17, 9:41pm - #277086 

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Stand on the bar, and it should budge. If not, then jump on it.

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mister_tin Sep 18, 1:46am - #277087 
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Originally Posted by Haulin_A_Doo
Yah, that crack sound is there for two reasons, your lugs were probably torqued higher than the prescribed 75lbs & second, they probably haven't been off your car in a long time.

First lube it with WD40. Next get a 2 or 3 foot hallow pipe, place your tire iron on the lug, place the pipe over the tire iron & jump on the other end. thumbsup


I JUST got my tires rotated, probably only a week ago. And it was at a Toyota dealership. I think I'm going to give up and just go over their and tell them "Can you please loosen up the lugnuts? I want to paint my breaks but you guys screwed them too tight" rofl
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grcelica Sep 18, 3:48am - #277088 

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they overtightened them with an impact wrench. They must be idiots. Buy a good 4-way
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eddie_725 Sep 18, 3:24pm - #277089 
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Originally Posted by mister_tin
lol i have no money for:

An impact gun
A compressor
A mallet
Pay a person with a impact gun w/compressor cry

What i do have money for is:

1 McValue French Fries from Mcdonalds rice


rofl rofl

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pinoyricer Sep 22, 4:22am - #277090 

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Originally Posted by BReakinDrifTs
Originally Posted by mister_tin
I just had my 200lbs roomate stand on the wrench bar and the lugnut still won't budge, this is happening to all my nuts... argh frown


Instead of having him stand on it, give it a good kick, and it will come off wave


AHHAAH remember when we pushed the BMW across your dad's lot, changed the tire, and found out it wouldnt start, and the wiggly shifter rofl

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Liping Sep 22, 8:39pm - #277091 
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I tested the torque of wheel lugnut torque after I got the car service my my local dealer. They are between 160~200 foot-pound. (I used a 18 inch/250 foot pound torque ranch to measure that) I guess the dealer used an air gun to tight them up.

The torque should be 76 foot-pound. Over tight or uneven torqued lugnuts will hurt the brake a lot.
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