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New Tires

Discussion in 'Cherokee' started by TinyInkognegroT, Sep 1, 2019.

  1. Sep 1, 2019 at 7:43 AM
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    Bought some tires yesterday, all four 235/75/15.

    I had a 215/75/15 and a 235/75/15 on my rear and two bald 225/75/15
    on my front. I have all but the passenger front tire running 235/75/15...seems hard to find a mechanic to torch off or cut the lug nuts.
     
  2. Sep 1, 2019 at 8:29 AM
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    Removing the bad lug or wheel stud should have been step #1 today and 6 months ago. I would have drilled or cut or burned that Ba@t$rd off as I don't like getting stuck-on-the-road..... only off-road LOL
     
  3. Sep 1, 2019 at 9:48 AM
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    I tried but I keep getting the runaround from mechanics around here and my uncle and Grandpa find it to be a problem to come to their house and use their torch... So I tried to at least get the tires and have the others mounted. I don't know why it seems so hard to find somebody to cut these lug nuts off at a shop.
     
  4. Sep 1, 2019 at 11:11 AM
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    Play dumb, dont mention you know of issue - go to tire shop, purchase a new tire for the stuck wheel, either they will 'manage' to get it off for sake of sale OR will balk... and offer advise - not rocket science.
     
  5. Sep 1, 2019 at 11:17 AM
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    I did that yesterday, and they just advised me of the problem, maybe go to another tire shop and play dumb ?
     
  6. Sep 1, 2019 at 11:24 AM
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    they advised you WHAT did they suggest?

    I would suspect they deal with this often - more so than jifffy lube...
     
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  7. Sep 1, 2019 at 2:28 PM
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    They advised me the lugs and studs free spin. I asked if they cut it off and they told me no.
     
  8. Sep 1, 2019 at 3:06 PM
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    As luck would have it -
    I asked our tire wholesaler* and they said - 'lug ripper' IDK google it and see if its for you.

    Never know who you will see the bar....
     
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  9. Sep 2, 2019 at 5:00 AM
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    Will do now ...
     
  10. Sep 2, 2019 at 5:35 AM
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    The "lug ripper" is $221.00 bucks online ....you could almost but a cutting torch for that lol
     
  11. Sep 2, 2019 at 6:09 AM
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    Hey I posted what I learned, google and price he can do that,

    did anyone google it as the options may show on search - a youtude search - IDK
     
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  12. Sep 2, 2019 at 6:20 AM
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    Right, I seen a few cutting torches on Facebook marketplace for about a hundred fifty to two hundred bucks...
     
  13. Sep 2, 2019 at 6:22 AM
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    Yes I googled it, I found what he found online and I also found a nut splitter for about 15 bucks but it has mixed reviews and with my lug nuts sitting inside the wheel it would be hard to get to with a nut splitter... With the studs free spinning, do you think the lug nut ripper would work? Says it's for stuck or seized lug nuts, would the stud have to be stable for this to work?
     
  14. Sep 2, 2019 at 6:23 AM
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    But you have to know what you're doing to do it safely and successfully. There has to be a tire shop that will take this spinning lug nut problem on once you free them from ANY liability.
     
  15. Sep 2, 2019 at 9:21 AM
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    Yep a cutting torch is very likely to leave a mark on your wheels especially if aluminum.
     
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    Seen a guy put high temp grease on an aluminum wheel to keep it from damaging...
    https://youtu.be/0EG_xspX7i8
     
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  17. Sep 3, 2019 at 9:29 AM
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    You guys think I can do that torch thing with this ?

    PHOTO_20190903_112707.jpg
     
  18. Sep 3, 2019 at 12:23 PM
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    That won't cut bolts off just get them red hot eventually
     
  19. Sep 3, 2019 at 12:23 PM
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    If you're close to Texas I have a torch you can use
     
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    What the hell. Dude. @TinyInkognegroT . Thought you took care of this like months ago. Again...jump in on alil late. But WTF . Tires and brakes. 2 most important functions of Any vehicle.
    No.....that will not work. You can light a camp fire or a blunt with that. :rasta:. It's not the torch you need. Most welding shops can do this for ya. Any near ya?
     
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