I cannot get the lug nuts off the stock wheel to save my life. I tried the tire iron that came with the truck (2011 double cab 4x4 off road package). It barely goes over half the head of the nut and when any reasonable force is applied, starts to eat into the metal of the nut. No nut movement.
I tried my breaker bar with a 21mm, same problem (and got the socket stuck for a couple minutes). Tried the 22mm with the same result. The nut head appears to start small (21mm) and end big (22mm).
I do not want to strip the nuts. I have an impact gun but am nervous to use it if I'm already beginning to strip the damn things by hand with only 50% force.
The dealership were the last people to work on it (free maintenance as a comp for their previous stupidity) but i really don't want to go back as they always manage to ding/scratch/mar the wheel finish.
Regardless of who did it or how they got stuck, they are stuck. Suggestions on how to remove without stripping nuts/breaking studs?