New LS1 Owners - Newbie Tech - Locking lug nuts
07-08-2012, 01:11 AM
So I have a 98 z28 and I lost the socket that came with the car to unlock the lug nut on each tire. Any idea where I can buy one? did they even come factory with locking lug nuts ?
07-08-2012, 09:40 AM
go to a parts store and find brand of locking lugs that look like yours.if you find a set that uses the same socket buy them .or if you find the same brand that matches yours call that company and order a new socket.
07-08-2012, 12:51 PM
It sounds kinda bad but I use a socket that closely fits the locking lugnut , carefully tap it on with a hammer and remove it with an air impact wrench .It won't damage the wheel if you don't get wild with the hammer and knock it out out of the socket over a vise with a centerpunch once you have removed it from the wheel stud . It will destroy the lugnut but what use are they to you if you do not have the key in the first place?
07-08-2012, 12:55 PM
Go to the auto parts store and buy a lug removal socket.
It looks like this:
07-08-2012, 08:41 PM
Like badjuju342 said, get a hammer and a socket similar to the lock lug pattern or a normal socket. If you destroy the lug, oh well at least you can replace it
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