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    taking wheels off

    any tips for not ****ing my alloys when doing so?

    When i was taking my buckled wheel off the other week i had problems when i came to the locking wheel nut with my tool slipping off (wah hey). I actually took a little chip out cause it slipped right off.

    Any suggestions?

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    Dont drop them on their face like I did :roll:
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    I had this problem last time. they were COMPLETELY seized on, pulled the car off the jack trying to get a wheel off :roll: any better ideas? (other than axel stands...... i know i know lol)

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    If there seised, tighten em a little untill u hear a click then turn the other way, that should work........................................or make it worse!!!!

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    if its rear, the crawl under the car....thats properly secure, and kick from behind with sum1 to catch them
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    always untighten the bolts a little bit before you jack the car up, then you have no worries of it falling off the jack.

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    its actually when im trying to take me nuts off that im having problems. when im tryin to get the locking nut off i cant really apply much preasure b4 the tool for removing the nut(!) slips off the nut. When it does so its in danger of chipping the rim around the bolt.

    I'll try and get pics up to illustrate

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    if there a fairly decent set of locking nuts, go to a tyre place like kwikfit or summot and get them to slacke the locking nut with a wrattle gun . . . .

    they should only be torqued up to about 110Nm anyway, so shouldn't really have a problem with the locking nut tool slipping off, unless the incredible hulk put your wheels on !
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    Erm, are you using the correctly sized tool, or is it the locking nut 'key' that's slipping.

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    ya all supllied toolage is being used. think it the key thats slipping

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