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Locking lug nuts wont come off....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by itsatacomathing18, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Nov 17, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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    itsatacomathing18

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    I bought my truck over 2 years ago from a dealer down south and when I bought it they put new wheels and tires on it. They also decided to put locking lug nuts on all four wheels. When I got the truck I never had a reason to see if it had them on it and they never told me. 2 years later I go to take my wheels off to put new brakes on and rotate my tires and all the wheels have the spline lug nuts on them. I have boughten, I think almost every key and none of them fit. the front tires are now scalloped so bad I have to buy new ones, even though they have 40% tread left. I am desperate now and need to get these off. I tried the special sockets that take off rounded lug nuts, those don't work because the lug nuts are recessed in the wheels. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Jordan
     
  2. Nov 17, 2011 at 3:27 PM
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    Casey05Taco

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    i have no answer for you sorry, but maybe taking a picture will help somebody else? just a suggestion. but good luck
     
  3. Nov 17, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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    have you tried taking it to a large tire shop?

    they have pretty much every wheel key
     
  4. Nov 17, 2011 at 3:35 PM
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    Pics of the lug nuts? Somebody might be able to point out brand?
     
  5. Nov 17, 2011 at 3:38 PM
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    when in doubt, sell the truck..
     
  6. Nov 17, 2011 at 3:43 PM
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    jeremy.allen

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    I hat to be the smartass, but did you check the glovebox/ console or where your jack is to ensure the dealer didnt include the key? call the stealer!
     
  7. Nov 17, 2011 at 3:52 PM
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    2 YEARS ????
    Wow.

    Did you check in every possible place including the bottom of the wrench kit for your jack?
    I know this sounds stupid but I've seen this happen a few times.
    OK first we need a picture.

    Without knowing the manufacture of the locking lugs it's going to be a MAJOR PROBLEM.
    And the outlook of saving your rims from damage is slim and none.
    Get a picture up so we can take a look.
     
  8. Nov 17, 2011 at 3:53 PM
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    Bring the torch out
     
  9. Nov 17, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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    You've gone 2 YEARS without rotating your tires? :eek:
     
  10. Nov 17, 2011 at 4:02 PM
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    ^---THIS---^ For sure this will help you. I had lost my key and some local shop for all the ricers had the key for my lugs.
     
  11. Nov 17, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    This. That things probably in your truck somewhere.
     
  12. Nov 17, 2011 at 4:05 PM
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    And, if not that, this.

    They've seen it before.
     
  13. Nov 17, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    im with you on this one.. some people just dont know that maintenance is part of owning a vehicle.... it just amazes me.
     
  14. Nov 17, 2011 at 4:32 PM
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    Weld a nut to the lugnut and then use a socket to remove :notsure:
     
  15. Nov 17, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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    You can do what we do in the junkyard. jack it up take all the other lugs off, spin the locking one to the bottom, and pull out on the top of the tire till she snaps off then new lug. have fun with all that
     
  16. Nov 17, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    I like the idea of welding a nut to the top of the old lug nut to break it loose
     
  17. Nov 17, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    We need a picture of the lug nut to help you. Do they look like this?

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    I'm at Cornell just down the road. If you need some help I can take a look.

    EDIT: I run spline drive lugs on my wheels.
     
  18. Nov 17, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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    My buddy used to work in a tire shop a few years ago. He told me they used to use the gator grip socket to remove locks when the customer had no key for it. Give that a try.
     
  19. Nov 17, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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    itsatacomathing18

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    I will check where the jack is again. I think my best bet like you guys suggested would be to go to good year. Heres a picture.

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  20. Nov 17, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    I also talked to McGard and they said it is not one of there locks. So I am assuming its some ricer brand.
     
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