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Replacement lug nut key/socket

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Technique, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. Aug 13, 2018 at 7:21 AM
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    Technique

    Technique [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was given this with the purchase with my new wheels.....but it broke on the first use. Thankfully it wasn't me who had a flat when it broke..I was trying to help out a different tacoma. Looking at the reviews, its very common for these to break on the first use..I want to replace it with one that with NOT break on the first use and leave me stranded. Do you guys have any recommendations?

    https://www.amazon.com/Gorilla-Auto...&sr=8-1&keywords=gorilla+automotive+1921sdkey
     
  2. Aug 13, 2018 at 11:44 AM
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    Armed in Utah

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    buy it at least so you have one for now

    I have em on 4 different wheel sets.....

    haven't broke one yet
     
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  3. Aug 13, 2018 at 3:32 PM
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    SCSPerformance

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    These spline keys are meant to break vs someone stripping the the lugs making it even more difficult to remove. What usually happens is that shops will use an impact gun to tighten down the lugs. They more often than not will over torque the lugs so the steel key gets stretched a little. The next time you use, it will crack/break.
     
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  4. Aug 21, 2018 at 7:40 AM
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    Technique

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    Ok, looks like I'll just buy a few of these incase they do break again.
     

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