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What Tire Changing Tool to use for New Wheels?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by jmed99, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. Jul 6, 2010 at 7:13 AM
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    I bought the moto metal 951s and of course my stock tire changing tool doesn't fit the new lug nuts. Does anyone know of another good tool to use? Got a link?

    Thansk guys!:D
     
  2. Jul 6, 2010 at 7:19 AM
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    I'm not exactly sure what you're asking....

    Do you have any tools at all ? Socket set?

    Take a lug nut to an autoparts store and they'll find what you need.
     
  3. Jul 6, 2010 at 7:24 AM
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    Sorry. If I want to keep something in the truck to loosen the lug nuts in case I need to change a tire, I was just wandering what would be best to use. I've been using a long torque wrench and a metric socket but I don't want to keep the torque wrench in the truck.

    Thanks!
     
  4. Jul 6, 2010 at 7:34 AM
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    How about a BRAIN? Try a "star wrench" if that doesn't work
     
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    Take one of the lug nuts to an auto store. They'll be able to find what you need.
     
  6. Jul 6, 2010 at 7:42 AM
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    any 4 way lug wrench should work too

    i keep one in the patrol car
     
  7. Jul 6, 2010 at 7:47 AM
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    18" breaker bar with the correct size thin wall socket.
     
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    oh i forgot about that...good call
     
  9. Jul 6, 2010 at 8:07 AM
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    I put them on. Yeah it will need to be a thin walled socket.

    It will also need to come out away from the rim more than the stock tool so it will clear the tire when I turn it.

    So does anyone have a link to any such tool? Thanks! :)
     
  10. Jul 6, 2010 at 8:28 AM
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    what exactly would you reccomend? besides carrying another jack of course. at this point ive thought about taking my spare off because there is no way my jack will reach
     
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