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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 29th, 05, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Key to nutlock?

i have a 2000 v6 camaro and i bought it used but i was never given a key to the nutlocks to take off the tires. do all stock 2000 camaros have one? and can i use another camaro's key on mine and it will work?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 30th, 05, 07:06 AM
 
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Re: Key to nutlock?

If it is stock, giving the dealer your VIN might get you a new key. If they're not stock, and you want them off, snap-on and a few other tool companies make some cool locking lug nut removers. Pricey though, around $50 for the no namers.
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Re: Key to nutlock?

Just call around your local tire shops and see if any of them have a way to remove the lugs; like using the tool Jason mentioned. Might only cost you a few bucks that way. I would try Discount tire first, they tend to do this type of stuff for free if they have the tool.

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 30th, 05, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Key to nutlock?

supposedly the same year and model has the same key is this true?
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 05, 07:31 AM
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Re: Key to nutlock?

$1 says the dealer will not be able to get you any kind of key. Just take it to your local tire place, they should be able to get them off for about labor or less. Then replace them with regular lug nuts and be done with it. I used to get them off all the time.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 05, 04:34 PM
 
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It has been said or so I have been told that you can use a bicycle handlebar yoke's handlebar clamp to take them off with IF! IF! IF! you can get it down in there and clamp it on??

AND the clamping tool that can be used to remove them uses this design!!

Like installing a collet chuck on them and using it as the clamp and then unscrewing it!!

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Dec 2nd, 05, 12:31 PM
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Re: Key to nutlock?

I used to work at a gas station as a kid. People would come in w/ flats and no key. We would take an impact socket that was just a touch smaller then the lug, and whack it on w/ a hammer. Then just spin it off. You ruin the lock, but we got the tire changed. May try this for almost no $$
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That's way cool guy!!

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Re: Key to nutlock?

That is one way that works. Snap-On and others make socket like tools with teeth for the same basic use. Air chisle works too.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Dec 3rd, 05, 08:38 AM
 
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Does the Craftsman set have one big enough to use in it??

Pricey, but darn, their reverse thread stuff is NICE LOOKING!!!

I wouldn't use it, once in a blue-moon, but I figure when I did, it would pay for itself REAL quick!!

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