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    Thread: Rims with no key to unlock to change flat

    1. 06-03-2007 11:31 PM #26
      With those spline drive lugs, you can hammer a socket over them and generally get them off.

    2. 06-03-2007 11:34 PM #27
      hmm .. i dont wanna risk messing soemthing up them im never gonna make it back home. im 6 hours from home

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      06-03-2007 11:35 PM #28
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      06-03-2007 11:36 PM #29
      tuner lug, generic aftermarket lug nut, hella people have em

    5. 06-03-2007 11:37 PM #30
      where can i find one at?

    6. 06-03-2007 11:37 PM #31
      Hate to break it to you but the turbo-socket style wheel lock remover isn't going to work since you have recessed lug nuts, you can't even get a socket to them to remove them. Sounds like this is going to be a pain.
      I suggest going to a shop that sells different kinds of rims. Maybe they have a key that will fit it for you.

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      06-03-2007 11:39 PM #32
      Quote, originally posted by peircedchic »
      where can i find one at?

      Quote, originally posted by TOOOlowCOUPE »
      those look like pretty generic "tuner lugs"...any Les swab should have a socket for them [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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    8. 06-03-2007 11:44 PM #33
      If you can't find the right key for it, take a socket that is just a hair too small, and beat it on with a BFH. Loosen, repeat.

    9. 06-03-2007 11:59 PM #34
      Quote, originally posted by SlowMotion »
      Hammer in a socket that will fit tight around the lug and that should do the trick.
      If not take it to a tire shop, they usually have a lock remover.

      bingo.

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      06-04-2007 01:00 AM #35
      Just call all your local tire shops. The bigger, the better. They're used to having people come in who have lost the wheel lock keys and have the tools to remove them. They will also very likely have tons of non-keyed lugs they can sell you so that you can use normal sockets and lug wrenches in the future.

    11. 06-04-2007 01:21 AM #36
      Any tire store should have that tool.

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      06-04-2007 01:23 AM #37
      hmmm, im pretty sure my key would work on those, too bad you aren't close.

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      06-04-2007 03:44 AM #38
      Quote, originally posted by rimtrim »
      I'll never understand how people manage to lose the keys to these things. I mean, you just put it in the glovebox and it stays there...

      A coworker bought a used car and didn't know what "that thing" was, so she threw it out.

    14. 06-04-2007 08:16 AM #39
      Quote, originally posted by 330R »
      ...pierced?

      TTIWWP

    15. 06-04-2007 09:35 AM #40
      who on hell would want to steal Motegi rims anyway?
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    16. 06-04-2007 09:42 AM #41
      Quote, originally posted by peircedchic »
      ive had some people tell me i could beat them off, will that damage anything?

      Only do it once they get the wheels off. As far as damage, I guess it really depends on how you were raised.

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      06-04-2007 10:12 AM #42
      Who would steal Motegis?

    18. 06-04-2007 12:26 PM #43
      Quote, originally posted by ShavedFace »
      Who would steal Motegis?

      oh.... i don't know



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      06-04-2007 12:47 PM #44
      ANY FIX-A-FLAT place can get wheel locks off. Wheel locks are very easy to remove for someone who knows how to do it...like the guys at any fix-a-flat or tir repair center.

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      06-04-2007 12:55 PM #45
      Those are the exact same lugs that were on my civic when I bought it. A 7/8 impact socket and a hammer fixed 'em good.
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    21. 06-04-2007 03:23 PM #46
      Those look like you could probably get them off with a 12pt deep-well socket [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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    22. 06-04-2007 04:08 PM #47
      I'm telling you that that tool is common. Any tire store will have it!

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