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Old 07-12-2005, 11:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Lug nut/stud stripped. On my daily driver

Well im not sure what to do about this. One of my lug nuts on my daily driver won't come off. It's just stripped and spins. What do i do about this? I've never encountered something like this before.

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Old 07-12-2005, 12:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are the wheels off? (stupid question, but hey, YOU stripped the lugs ).

If so, just vice-grip off the lugs and replace both lugs/stud.

Wheels on? I think its drilling time if you're running B14 wheels or something where the lug is enclosed/surrounded by the wheel metal.

If you're running rotas or something of the sort.. maybe just crank the hell out of it with some vice-grips?
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Old 07-12-2005, 02:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would take the three lug nuts off, and then try to pull on the wheel when you turn the lug wrench, it SHOULD try to help it come off.
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Old 07-12-2005, 02:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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if not youll have to drill the stud out from the back of the hub...
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Old 07-12-2005, 04:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I had this happen last year. I was always scared I would get a flat and not be able to get my wheel off lol. I thought about it for a while and I decided to bring the car to a welding shop and have them put a couple tacks on the back of the stud. It worked like a charm and I still have the same stud on the car today with no probs.
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This was on my Ford Focus. I ended up drilling it out to get the wheel off. Worked fine.
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Mmm, damn fords :p
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More like "damn Ford mechanics". Last time those wheels were taken off was when i brought it to the dealer for a free rear wheel bearing replacement.
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I had to remove the rear suspension and take it to work when two lugs on each hub stripped (damned 60 mm NISMO lugs!). A couple of tack welds on each and I was good to go. Since I had to buy replacement hubs and lugs, I had the new lugs welded to the hub from the get-go. No worries anymore!
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Old 07-13-2005, 10:55 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Best way we found out to get the lugs in strait and to not spin is you take a 19mm socket and an open lug nut. Put the stud in threw the hub, put on the socket and than the nut. Than impact away. It pulls it threw perfect and strait.
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Old 07-13-2005, 12:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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There was some discussion in the SE-R Cup forum about this issue not too long ago, plus there was discussion when I first posted my problem and Mike K. came to the conclusion, after some talking to NISMO folks, that the 60 mm lugs MIGHT NOT be correct for our hubs. That issue was never fully resolved, however. I went with the 50 mm lugs and have no problems at all with them other than they're still too short for my wheels.

If you can afford it and want peace of mind, have the new lugs MiGed or TiGed to the hubs. Mine were done with an old-fashioned stick crackerbox but you take a chance of warping the hub or damaging the bearings due to heat.
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