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Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:20 pm 
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so i got my new mags but cant put em on cos the old wheels have those stupid lock nuts on and i cant find the adaptor.

any suggestions?? :(
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Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:41 pm 
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Get a socket slightly smaller than the lock nut and bash it on with a hammer, that usually does the trick.
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Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:57 pm 
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If the above doesn't work, maybe consider welding a nut onto it, never done it though. Apply WD40 to the thread first.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:01 am 
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Tighten the other nuts more.
Use a small socket as above.
Check if a gator grip socket would fit.

Try to apply steady force first, a rattle gun may cause the only contact area's to wear off.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:21 pm 
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Morel of the story.

Avoid lock nuts.
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Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:53 pm 
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LTDHO wrote:
Morel of the story.

Avoid lock nuts.


NO avoid them if you know your going to loose the key.

Good Luck getting the lock nut off :wink:
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Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:56 pm 
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theres a tool that i have, connects to the rattle gun, that has teeth (sometimes a sharp thread) on the rim that lock onto the outside of the nut, and undoes the locknut. kind of like a stud remover but for locknuts. a lout of tyre places have them because its funny the amount of people that have lost their locknut keys (like me :lol:)

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 12:37 am 
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alfy wrote:
theres a tool that i have, connects to the rattle gun, that has teeth (sometimes a sharp thread) on the rim that lock onto the outside of the nut, and undoes the locknut. kind of like a stud remover but for locknuts. a lout of tyre places have them because its funny the amount of people that have lost their locknut keys (like me :lol:)

Where'd you get that from mate?
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Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:14 am 
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Private9 wrote:
alfy wrote:
theres a tool that i have, connects to the rattle gun, that has teeth (sometimes a sharp thread) on the rim that lock onto the outside of the nut, and undoes the locknut. kind of like a stud remover but for locknuts. a lout of tyre places have them because its funny the amount of people that have lost their locknut keys (like me :lol:)

Where'd you get that from mate?


they're pretty easy to come by (i think supercheap might even sell them) i have a set from when i bought my car that had locknuts on and the guy never gave me the key.
they're like this: http://www.apo.com.au/remover.html you can get them cheaper though, i paid ~$50 for 3 different sizes about 2 years ago.
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