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    Wheel nut problem

    Umm... My wheel nuts too tight, I can't get it off! Any tips on how I'm supposed to get my wheel off?
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    Hold the wheel and get some pliers. Grab the wrench perpendicular to the side you are using, its a 4 way wrench so it can hold on. Then just attach it to the nut and it should come out.
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    Thank you for your help! I'll try it later
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    Sorry guys, I've been so busy with first year of high school I haven't had the time to reply to this old thread. I tried your suggestion funny but its just stripped from all the times I tried to get it off, so now I have stripped nuts that are really tight. I'm able to sacrifice the wheels, in fact they're going in the trash when (or if) I get them off.

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    Just go to your local hardware store and get a socket for stripped nuts.
    Or you could try a little heat and a small set of vice grips

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crock View Post
    Just go to your local hardware store and get a socket for stripped nuts.
    Or you could try a little heat and a small set of vice grips
    The thing is, even if they weren't stripped, and I got a socket for stripped nuts, I wouldn't be able to turn it. Do you guys think it would be worth it to cut the wheels off?
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    You could dremel or file the nut from two opposing sides, so it could be grabbed by some pliers and the try turning

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    are the hex's stripped in the wheel as well? you should be able to grip the wheel by hand tight enough to get the nuts off.. A little heat will help soften up the lock tight that is probably on them. I thought i was going to break something on my summit the first time i took them off.

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    the stripped socket if its the one I'm thinking of will grab the nut, then you use a socket wrench attached to it, no way you aren't removing those nuts with a socket wrench if the stripped socket grabs the nut.

    The alternative is to see if you can grab them with a needle nose vicegrip.

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    I'm thinking ill just borrow my grandfathers metal file, and file the nuts right off. Do you reckon this might be worth a try?
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    If you dont mind ruining your rims (tires could be saved I guess ...) - you could use a lighter and melt the plastic away from beneath the nut??

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    I don't want to damage the a arms or anything else, so I think ill try and file the nuts off.
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    Hold a soldering iron on the nut to soften the plastic. Then use some pliers to give it a twist. Maybe even try some penetrating oil.
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