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Wheel removal issue

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    • Spectator

    Here’s my problem: Want to take off a wheel to send out to get scuffed rim cleaned up before NC comes out of winter storage. Went to remove it today and discovered lug wrench in trunk didn’t fit; not surprising since the car came with aftermarket rims when I got it in August. Went to the tool box for a ratchet and no-go again as socket was too wide to fit around lug nuts. So, what’s my solution? Find a thin-walled socket (NAPA website shows a 21mm) or is there a special tooled designed to fit in slots in lug nuts? Thanks is advance for any advice.

     

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    • Ace
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    Those are spline drive lug nuts.  very typical with aftermarket wheels…there should be a special tool/socket in the car somewhere

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    • Pro
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    • Ace
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    Got a text from Bud…he found the lug key buried in the glovebox…all set!!

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    • Spectator

    Thanks for the patience. Never had a vehicle with aftermarket wheels, much less a special socket. Rim is now off getting cleaned up. Hope to have back in a few days…

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