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Old 24 Jul 2005, 09:45 am
T L via CarKB.com
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Hey all,

I put some 14" rims on my 98 civic, they look nice and all, nuthin too fancy.
The guy who sold them to me also gave me a set of locking lugs. Well the
other night, I had to remove a tire in order to survey some damage to it. In
the process, I think I may have left the key to the locking lugs behind (the
mosquitos were drivin me nuts!). DAMMIT. So I don't know the manufacture,
or the 'code' to the lugs, ruling out the ability to get in touch with the
manufacturer for a replacement.

So, any ideas how I can get these things off? I think I may just go back to
regular lug nuts, in case this happens again someday, but right now i just
want to get this addressed, I am very nervous driving around without the
ability to remove my wheels at will....

t


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Old 24 Jul 2005, 12:00 pm
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Default Re: lost the key to my locking lugs

Have you tried a really good pair o vise grips and a maul?

DGB


"T L via CarKB.com" <forum@CarKB.com> wrote in message
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>
> Hey all,
>
> I put some 14" rims on my 98 civic, they look nice and all, nuthin too

fancy.
> The guy who sold them to me also gave me a set of locking lugs. Well the
> other night, I had to remove a tire in order to survey some damage to it.

In
> the process, I think I may have left the key to the locking lugs behind

(the
> mosquitos were drivin me nuts!). DAMMIT. So I don't know the

manufacture,
> or the 'code' to the lugs, ruling out the ability to get in touch with the
> manufacturer for a replacement.
>
> So, any ideas how I can get these things off? I think I may just go back

to
> regular lug nuts, in case this happens again someday, but right now i just
> want to get this addressed, I am very nervous driving around without the
> ability to remove my wheels at will....
>
> t
>
>
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Old 24 Jul 2005, 12:57 pm
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Have not tried anything yet (looking for ideas before I do something stupid
and damage them), whats a maul?

DGB wrote:
>Have you tried a really good pair o vise grips and a maul?
>
>DGB
>
>> Hey all,
>>

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>>
>> t



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Old 24 Jul 2005, 01:01 pm
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In article <51CD88A802D76@CarKB.com>,
"T L via CarKB.com" <forum@CarKB.com> wrote:

>
> I put some 14" rims on my 98 civic, they look nice and all, nuthin too fancy.
> The guy who sold them to me also gave me a set of locking lugs. Well the
> other night, I had to remove a tire in order to survey some damage to it. In
> the process, I think I may have left the key to the locking lugs behind (the
> mosquitos were drivin me nuts!). DAMMIT. So I don't know the manufacture,
> or the 'code' to the lugs, ruling out the ability to get in touch with the
> manufacturer for a replacement.
>
> So, any ideas how I can get these things off?


Snap-On makes a tool just for this.

In fact, it's quicker than using the key.

And the boyz in the hood know all about it, too, so.....just dump the
locking lugs. You're wasting your time.

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Old 24 Jul 2005, 02:11 pm
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"T L via CarKB.com" <forum@CarKB.com> wrote in message
news:51CD88A802D76@CarKB.com...
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| Hey all,
|
| I put some 14" rims on my 98 civic, they look nice and all, nuthin too
fancy.
| The guy who sold them to me also gave me a set of locking lugs. Well the
| other night, I had to remove a tire in order to survey some damage to it.
In
| the process, I think I may have left the key to the locking lugs behind
(the
| mosquitos were drivin me nuts!). DAMMIT. So I don't know the
manufacture,
| or the 'code' to the lugs, ruling out the ability to get in touch with the
| manufacturer for a replacement.
|
| So, any ideas how I can get these things off? I think I may just go back
to
| regular lug nuts, in case this happens again someday, but right now i just
| want to get this addressed, I am very nervous driving around without the
| ability to remove my wheels at will....
|
| t
|
|
| --
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this happened to me with my acura integra a few years ago. i brought the
car to the acura dealer and they made short work of it. they charged me
$35.




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Old 24 Jul 2005, 07:43 pm
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Many garages will have a tool to remove lock nuts. It's kind of a
reverse thread socket that grips the nut and turns it. The nut is
ruined in the process, but a new set of nuts can be bought later at
any auto store.
But like one respondent here said, the boyz in the hood can get them
off anyhoo so it doesn't do much good to have lock nuts.





On Sun, 24 Jul 2005 14:45:27 GMT, "T L via CarKB.com"
<forum@CarKB.com> wrote:

>
>Hey all,
>
>I put some 14" rims on my 98 civic, they look nice and all, nuthin too fancy.
>The guy who sold them to me also gave me a set of locking lugs. Well the
>other night, I had to remove a tire in order to survey some damage to it. In
>the process, I think I may have left the key to the locking lugs behind (the
>mosquitos were drivin me nuts!). DAMMIT. So I don't know the manufacture,
>or the 'code' to the lugs, ruling out the ability to get in touch with the
>manufacturer for a replacement.
>
>So, any ideas how I can get these things off? I think I may just go back to
>regular lug nuts, in case this happens again someday, but right now i just
>want to get this addressed, I am very nervous driving around without the
>ability to remove my wheels at will....
>
>t





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Old 24 Jul 2005, 09:29 pm
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I have a sad story about locking lug nuts. I took the old Plymouth Voyager
in for its last set of tires. I wanted to keep it for a couple more years
then get the new Ody...yup had it all planned out.

The guy at the tires shop using a powered wrench reverse rotated TWO of my
locking lugs! It destroyed the key and both of the lugs. The posts with
the lugs had to be cut off. I can still remember the laughter from the
welder.

I did get the Ody, just sooner than I had planned.

Mark


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Old 24 Jul 2005, 09:39 pm
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Mark Nickerson wrote:
> I have a sad story about locking lug nuts. I took the old Plymouth Voyager
> in for its last set of tires. I wanted to keep it for a couple more years
> then get the new Ody...yup had it all planned out.
>
> The guy at the tires shop using a powered wrench reverse rotated TWO of my
> locking lugs! It destroyed the key and both of the lugs. The posts with
> the lugs had to be cut off. I can still remember the laughter from the
> welder.
>
> I did get the Ody, just sooner than I had planned.
>
> Mark



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of a Plymouth and into a Honda is actually good news :-)

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Old 24 Jul 2005, 09:56 pm
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In article <42E450FA.6030308@interbaun.com>,
"motsco_ _" <"motsco_ _"@interbaun.com> wrote:

> Any event (aside from a death or something) that caused you to get rid
> of a Plymouth and into a Honda is actually good news :-)


Out of one piece of transmission hell, straight into another...

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Old 25 Jul 2005, 09:12 am
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"Figaro" <Figaro@mailinator.com> wrote in
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> "T L via CarKB.com" <forum@CarKB.com> wrote in message
> news:51CD88A802D76@CarKB.com...
>|
>| Hey all,
>|
>| I put some 14" rims on my 98 civic, they look nice and all, nuthin
>| too
> fancy.
>| The guy who sold them to me also gave me a set of locking lugs. Well
>| the other night, I had to remove a tire in order to survey some
>| damage to it.
> In
>| the process, I think I may have left the key to the locking lugs
>| behind
> (the
>| mosquitos were drivin me nuts!). DAMMIT. So I don't know the
> manufacture,
>| or the 'code' to the lugs, ruling out the ability to get in touch
>| with the manufacturer for a replacement.
>|
>| So, any ideas how I can get these things off? I think I may just go
>| back
> to
>| regular lug nuts, in case this happens again someday, but right now i
>| just want to get this addressed, I am very nervous driving around
>| without the ability to remove my wheels at will....
>|



> this happened to me with my acura integra a few years ago. i brought
> the car to the acura dealer and they made short work of it. they
> charged me $35.
>



I bought my locking lugs at the Acura dealer,and I suspect they all are the
same,use the same key.

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