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Unread 08-07-2008, 02:04 AM   #1
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Ok so I brought a used car about two months ago from a dealer who got a trade-in. Now my brakes are running out and when I try to find the "key" to take the lugnuts off my wheels, I realize that the stock Honda ones are there but not for these lugnuts.

I've been driving around all of colorado stopping at discount tires, autozone, various tireshops, various rims shops, and even performance tires and none of them have the "key" for those lugnuts. This is my last hope, you guys, the car experts on the internet. Please please help me find a place to get the "keys" for these lugnuts. My brakes are running out and I have to drive like 50 miles a day to school everyday soon

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Sorry man bad luck tough one not even enough room to use an extractor. It's like a house key they don't want to just sell them that's why you can't find them or else what would be the piont. It's a plane jane cheap lock your only hope is a thin wall extractor they sell 1 kit at sears for about 50 but that might not have enough clearnce to work the only other option is a strong air hammer and worse case senario a new set of wheels after using the air hammer. Possible check Ebay or craig's list you mightr get lucky or start hunting down other owners.
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Have you looked into having a locksmith remove them?

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so far I've still been driving around and I can't find the key or any other solution to take them off. I've asked around about the air hammer and a lot of other options but they said in most cases since there is so little room between the wheel and the lugnut, they'll definitely break the wheels and I would need to buy a new set.

I don't know about locksmith? Do u mean a car locksmith or just one in general?

Oh and there is just one little option I've been trying to find but can't contact them. They're called snap-on tools. I've been trying to find their wagons but they never came at the right time.

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What you are looking at is basically a lock, it just happens to be on a wheel. An experienced locksmith may know how to get that lock off that lug.

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I took a set off of a camaro the other day with an air hammer. If you put something to protect the wheel a little bit and are really careful, you can most likely get it out.

Maybe go to a muffler shop and see if they can blow it out along with the stud? haha
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Another way that may work, if you can handle having to replace the lug when you are done, is to use a short section of pipe around the outside of the locking nut, then use a torch to blow through the locking nut, using the pipe to protect the wheel itself.

You have to have a person who is pretty experienced with the torch, plus you still stand the chance of damaging the wheel on the backside of the nut itself, but it's another option.

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dude if you know it's mcguard then contact them and they will help you find the right key then it's about 20 dollars for a new one. I've done it before but I figured you didn't know what brand. just google them
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Take it to a tire shop. They deal with this kind of thing all the time.
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thx for all the help guys, I finally got them off

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