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mostlegendary
06-10-2015, 07:07 PM
Hey all, girlfriend has a flat tyre on the freeway, and I've just discovered that her factory mags have lock nuts fitted.

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/06/1c80027d7c3e23aced6893a26b7a8767.jpg

Can anyone help with a tool to remove this please? I can come and collect.

Thanks in advance.

DERPONT
06-10-2015, 07:09 PM
Brand of car? And stupid question but is it in the spare tyre tool bag?

mostlegendary
06-10-2015, 07:14 PM
Brand of car? And stupid question but is it in the spare tyre tool bag?
Chrysler (PT cruiser - ugly fucking thing)

Not a stupid question. Already checked and no.

SpeedTrip
06-10-2015, 07:19 PM
Is it insured?
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTj_hFAm-Dvgc60Fnd3c4tji-eGcDVUOrDC7Xu3M7WftphN2WC8fXvB8438fA

mostlegendary
06-10-2015, 07:23 PM
Is it insured?
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTj_hFAm-Dvgc60Fnd3c4tji-eGcDVUOrDC7Xu3M7WftphN2WC8fXvB8438fA
Bahaha! Tempting.


All good now. Found the adapter (key?) in the centre console

GsxInShed
06-10-2015, 07:26 PM
Simple..... Hammer 12 point socket on
turn as per usual not theft proof..never was never will be..
hit socket on with hammer...
4 nuts will get you home,
might even get u a BJ,,;-)
Thank me later... hugs brah!!
Gonna post this anyway.....

agrid
06-10-2015, 07:27 PM
You might get lucky if you take a metric / imperial socket set?

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and a hammer

Heretic
08-10-2015, 08:29 PM
use this first

http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/online-store/products/Armor-All-Wheel-Cleaner-500mL.aspx?pid=13479#Recommendations

Mywhip
23-10-2015, 03:48 PM
if all else fails weld a regular nut to it and use a socket set

mostlegendary
23-10-2015, 03:51 PM
if all else fails weld a regular nut to it and use a socket set
Haha. Not exactly a viable option when trying to fix a flat on the side of the freeway

Barfridge
23-10-2015, 03:55 PM
Haha. Not exactly a viable option when trying to fix a flat on the side of the freeway

So talk your lathe down with you and machine up your own adaptor.

Kids these days....

Mywhip
24-10-2015, 03:27 AM
So talk your lathe down with you and machine up your own adaptor.

Kids these days....

I like your thinking sir.

Bill-2014
25-10-2015, 07:28 AM
Simple..... Hammer 12 point socket on
turn as per usual not theft proof..never was never will be..
hit socket on with hammer...
4 nuts will get you home,
might even get u a BJ,,;-)
Thank me later... hugs brah!!
Gonna post this anyway.....
Done that many times.

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Haha. Not exactly a viable option when trying to fix a flat on the side of the freeway
that's why you need to carry a generator in your car at all times as well as a welder lol

shan
25-10-2015, 10:01 AM
So talk your lathe down with you and machine up your own adaptor.

Kids these days....

meh old people

print it FFS

Phildo
25-10-2015, 05:27 PM
Push a socket over it with a hammer or mallet.

Undo socket with ratchet.

Once you've done that, you'll never bother with lock nuts again.

Cbr1k
25-10-2015, 10:57 PM
I've had success with six sided socket and impact wrench