1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Breaker Bar for Aftermarket Lugs

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Sublime, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Jun 14, 2010 at 1:41 PM
    #1
    Sublime

    Sublime [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2009
    Member:
    #25918
    Messages:
    3,711
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Phoenix, AZ
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD 4x4
    Icon/All Pro.....chopped for 35's
    Having trouble finding the right tool to remove my lug nuts. I have Moto Metal 951's and the lugs are pretty recessed. Bought a stout breaker bar and socket that seems to fit (1/2" size 13/16) but wont budge. It just seems to rool once I get a decent amount of pressure on it. Would an extension work to get it out far enough to be perpendicular?

    What does everyone else use? The factory tire iron is too thick to fit in the hole for the lugs?

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  2. Jun 14, 2010 at 1:45 PM
    #2
    tacobell007

    tacobell007 Does that have the v6?

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2009
    Member:
    #18327
    Messages:
    2,053
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Drew
    Westfield, MA
    Vehicle:
    06 Regular Cab Lifted
    Eibach springs, Add-a-leaf, Bilstien 5100's, Kenwood in-dash nav receiver, Kicker 10 inch sub in a ported truck box, Kenwood 350 watt amp, stickers, Better Built toolbox, LED tool box lights, 35% tint, Flowmaster Super 44 muffler, 33x12.5x17 General Grabber AT2, Fuel Off-Road Trophy d551 in 17x8.5, BHLM, white corner marker bulbs, color matched front grille, custom satoshi grille mod with matching Toyota badge, aFe Pro Dry-S drop in filter, diff breather mod
    impact gun :anonymous:
     
  3. Jun 14, 2010 at 1:47 PM
    #3
    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5246
    Messages:
    15,112
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    Wichita Falls, TX
    Vehicle:
    Tundra, double cab.
    LED interior lights, stubby antenna, Pioneer in dash screen
    I bought a torqu wrench/breaker bar from herbor freight and use that. My moto wheels use like a 19mm socket and I had to get a shallow socket to get to them. I use the breaker bar first to get em loose then the impact to speed things up.
     
  4. Jun 14, 2010 at 1:59 PM
    #4
    afd23a

    afd23a Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Member:
    #9483
    Messages:
    1,802
    Gender:
    Male
    The Dynamo of Dixie
    Vehicle:
    05 Access Cab 5 Lugger
    Factory Fog Lights, Removed Secondary Air Filter, Metra Ipod Adapter, Int Wiper Stalk, Wet Okole's, URD Short Shifter, Scanguage II w/Blendmount, Fat Bob's 2.75" spacer lift, ARE topper, SP Performance Pads & Slotted Rotors, 4.10 gears
    I use a lug wrench like this one but with a thin wall deep socket. The handle extends out to give more leverage. I hand torque the lug nuts and I usually don't have a problem getting them off.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Jun 14, 2010 at 2:09 PM
    #5
    BirdTRD

    BirdTRD Unsuspectingly striking from above

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Member:
    #25166
    Messages:
    2,082
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Greg
    New Mexico
    Vehicle:
    TRD Off Road 4x4
    Front (2.75" total): 1.6" Eibach coils, Toytec 0.5" (L) & 0.25" (R) top plate spacers, 5100's @ 0.85", Built Right uniball UCA's, Differential drop, Removed sway bar Rear: TSB springs, Wheeler's 1.5" AAL, 5100's, 2* shims, Carrier bearing drop, F and R Spidertrax, 285/75-16 Goodyear Duratracs, Self-fabbed sliders, rear bumper, and skid plates, Cobra 75 CB, Bed lined slim lo-pro tool box, Bed Extender, Diff breather mod, Two tail gate security mods, Exhaust dumped behind axle, Can't leave shit alone so plenty more coming...
    I would use a 1/2"x4" (or so) extension. That will bring the bar out far enough to clear the tire so you can give it a good perpendicular tug. Who put those on so tight? Our lugs are only supposed to be torqued at like 83 ft-lbs. You should nearly be able to get that with a regular 1/2" socket wrench.
     
  6. Jun 14, 2010 at 2:42 PM
    #6
    Sublime

    Sublime [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2009
    Member:
    #25918
    Messages:
    3,711
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Phoenix, AZ
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD 4x4
    Icon/All Pro.....chopped for 35's
    Thanks for the ideas guys! I got an extension and worked on a couple but the dealership tightened the crap out of these. Prob need the 19mm.
     
  7. Jun 14, 2010 at 4:38 PM
    #7
    BirdTRD

    BirdTRD Unsuspectingly striking from above

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Member:
    #25166
    Messages:
    2,082
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Greg
    New Mexico
    Vehicle:
    TRD Off Road 4x4
    Front (2.75" total): 1.6" Eibach coils, Toytec 0.5" (L) & 0.25" (R) top plate spacers, 5100's @ 0.85", Built Right uniball UCA's, Differential drop, Removed sway bar Rear: TSB springs, Wheeler's 1.5" AAL, 5100's, 2* shims, Carrier bearing drop, F and R Spidertrax, 285/75-16 Goodyear Duratracs, Self-fabbed sliders, rear bumper, and skid plates, Cobra 75 CB, Bed lined slim lo-pro tool box, Bed Extender, Diff breather mod, Two tail gate security mods, Exhaust dumped behind axle, Can't leave shit alone so plenty more coming...
    Definitely get the right size socket. Autozone sells individual sockets so you don't have to blow too much money on a whole set.
     
  8. Jun 14, 2010 at 6:01 PM
    #8
    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5246
    Messages:
    15,112
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    Wichita Falls, TX
    Vehicle:
    Tundra, double cab.
    LED interior lights, stubby antenna, Pioneer in dash screen

    yup, thats where i got mine from. it was still like 7 bucks though...
     
To Top