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Broken Lug Nut HELP!!!

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Old 08-26-2007, 09:16 PM
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Default Broken Lug Nut HELP!!!

I have a broken lug nut on the rear drivers side of my 1984 928S,I need too replace the rear tires and just cannot get a hold on the nut because its is gone except for a minute amount.
PLEASE HELP.
 
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Old 08-26-2007, 09:45 PM
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Default RE: Broken Lug Nut HELP!!!

On the aluminum lug nuts, typically I take a 12 point deep well socket and pound it with a large hammer so it digs into the aluminum socket. Then using a long breaker bar, remove the lug nut. It will not work using an air impact gun, you must use the breaker bar and put slow pressure to it.
 
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Old 10-16-2007, 02:23 PM
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Default RE: Broken Lug Nut HELP!!!

Hmm...same problem here!! what happens if the lug is so "gone" that it's almost flush with the wheel? I tried the "smaller socket" bit, but there was so little left, that the socket just shredded it. Should i drill it out a little bit a time? i'm completely stuck here. The tire needs to be removed to replace a wheel bearing and front brakes. Otherwise, the car is undrivable.

I'm actually amazed that porsche would use such light weight, seeminly weak lugs.Am i missing something? is it bad to use steel lugswithfuchs wheels?

 
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