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Old 05-09-2009
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Unhappy rounded lug nut

Oh boy, I have a rounded lug nut on my bus. inch and a half left hand thread---now what
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die grinder with the little disc..nut splitter weld the corners back up on the nut

heat will get it off with a chisel
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front or rear?
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If it is on the front, you could possibly use a pipe wrench.

If it is on the back you might try a 6 point impact socket, If it is totally "rounded off", often a smaller socket, sometimes even a 12 point that you don't care about, can be hammered onto the lug nut, then an impact, or a cut off wheel to split the nut.
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Every Budd wheeel socket I have ever seen is a 6 point. I dont think you can buy a 12 point. You would never get a pipe wrench on that nut. Some tire shops have special sockets for rounded nuts. I like the die grinder idea!!
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The special sockets are spiral fluted sockets.
Here is a 12 point socket, this one is not impact

3/4" Drive 12 Point Socket - 1-1/2" - 47148 by SK Hand Tool

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SK Hand Tool - 47148
Features:
  • SuperKrome┬« finish provides long life and maximum corrosion resistance
  • SureGrip┬« hex design drives the side of the fastener, not the corner
  • Made in the USA
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Diameter: 2.09
  • Length: 2.44
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If it is on the front

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or,just take the coach to a real truck tire shop,they will have that nut off in no time.
cheaper than buying a socket!
of course none of us would do that!
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one more thing,those nuts are right and left handed,the end of the stud will have an R or an L, right or left,make sure your turning it the right way.
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I got it off with a dremel tool cut off wheel ( more like about 10) It was on the back . I was merrily removing the nuts for a new axle cover with my 1 inch impact driver and ---zipped the corners right off that puppy. I dont know how many foot pounds was on it but it almost wrapped me around the impact tool. Whats the torque settings for wheel nuts anyway?
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