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Okay today i tried to take off my front two wheels, but they wouldn't come off. I removed the nuts, had it jaked up but for some reason they won't comeoff. How do i get them off?
 

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HOLY!!!! I thought I would be the only one to ever have this problem. You know what's scary? I gave up after a while. I have this one volk wheel that won't come off in the front and not even my neighbor who benches 380 and lat pull a lot more could pull it off. Weird
 

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Trying tapping it from the back as you spin it with a rubber malet. That's not that uncommon actually..the wheels is just getting stuck on the hub.
 

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I know this sounds strange and be REALLY careful and slow with the jack when you do it, but I lowered my jack slowly and as soon as the wheel touches the floor it pops off!
It is down to your skill and don't cock it up, but I still think it is safer than taking a mallet to the things!


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if ur on stock wheels, u need to make sure u turn it a little. the wheel itself locks in place when u turn it a certain direction. most people dont even know about that and just put it on and tighten it up. its like an added security in case ALL ur bolts come off i guess...

if u already turned it, its just a matter of using alot of WD40 and force =T
 
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Ng Luder:
if ur on stock wheels, u need to make sure u turn it a little. the wheel itself locks in place when u turn it a certain direction. most people dont even know about that and just put it on and tighten it up. its like an added security in case ALL ur bolts come off i guess...

if u already turned it, its just a matter of using alot of WD40 and force =T
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Where did you hear this? The wheels don't lock onto the hubs!!! I have never had the front wheels get stuck on. The rears get stuck on, but not the fronts.

DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT put WD40 on the studs!!!!!! If you do, you need to check the lug studs after driving a few hundred miles. You will find that they loosen quite quickly when the studs have been lubricated.

Why not just give the edge of the tire a good kick? Do you really think after supporting a 3000 lb. car, driving over bumps, holes, cracks, etc. that a firm kick on the tire is going to hurt the rim?

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by HuNDaCK4LiFe:
get some WD-40 lubricate those stud and use a rubber hammer. Give it a little bang it will comes off eventually</font>
DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT lubricate the studs!!!

A friend of mine put some anti-sieze compound on his studs. Went for a few laps, and after a 20 minute session, he heard some funny noises coming from the front end. It was coming from the wheels because the lug nuts had gotten so loose that the wheel was bouncing around on the studs!!

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Ng Luder:
if ur on stock wheels, u need to make sure u turn it a little. the wheel itself locks in place when u turn it a certain direction. most people dont even know about that and just put it on and tighten it up. its like an added security in case ALL ur bolts come off i guess...</font>
WTF????



Try removing all the nuts with the car on the ground, get in the car and turn the steering wheel a little bit side to side.

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just give the sidewall of the tire a swift kick like billy suggested. just don't kick it so hard that when the wheel pops off where it flies off the hub and straight onto the ground.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by imagepree:
just give the sidewall of the tire a swift kick like billy suggested. just don't kick it so hard that when the wheel pops off where it flies off the hub and straight onto the ground.</font>
Or so hard that the car falls off the jack.
 

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Yeah.. just give em a kick. That always works.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by thatchmaster:
Yeah.. just give em a kick. That always works.

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Sorry guys, I REALLY couldn't bring myself to kick my wheels!
I couldn't kick the tires either as what would you kick on a 35 profile!


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thats why I have 15" steel wheels with 195/60 bridgestone blizzak WS-50's!

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