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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 18, 06:00 AM Thread Starter
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stuck mag lug

After running my brake line and getting the back e-brake setup on the rear I was running the mag lugs on an one stuck. It feels like it rolled a thread up. I can move it a bit in and out. I can get close enough to it to die grind slots down the nut and try to crack it off with an impact gun (I wasn't putting it on with one). I was kind thinking about giving the impact gun a shot at it without the grinding. Its kinda odd. I thought these things felt funny at first and I chased the studs and ran a tap through all the nuts before so this came as a surprise.
anybody know a magic bullet for this?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 18, 06:30 AM
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Re: stuck mag lug

My experience has been that if I try to finesse it all day long without much success. Now, I just get the longest cheater bar I can find and twist it until the stud breaks. You're going to need to replace the stud anyway so why not get it over with and move on?

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 18, 06:55 AM Thread Starter
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Re: stuck mag lug

I'm not worried about the stud. what I have is a 1/2" stud on a roller. I was walking it over my wheel blocking while trying to snap it with 4' of bar. I am borrow a couple of out truck tire wedges here at work and try it again. Something has got to break here. I think I need to encourage a failure point.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 18, 07:35 AM
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Re: stuck mag lug

Just use a breaker bar and snap the stud. Easy replacement.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 18, 07:04 AM Thread Starter
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Re: stuck mag lug

I got it. I had tried to move it with a long 1/2" bar and an impact gun and was thinking about using my 3/4 drive bar reducing down to a thick wall socket. The idea of tools bouncing around inside the rim bugged the heck out of me. I wound up putting duct tape on the endangered surfaces and cut the stud from the outside by going through the spoke with a die grinder and a 3" cut off wheel. Now I have a stud to press out and in but no scars on the rim.

you are right about the neversieze ev....duh.

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