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Old 04-02-2013, 11:49 PM
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You'll never hurt a stud. Its pretty amazing the stress they can take. Being in the business my whole life I've seen many many cars that were unsafe to operate as a result of loose wheels. Never once broken a stud. The nuts would have to be so far backed out before the wheel even thought about contacting a stud. The taper of the lugnut/wheel keeps the wheel off the stud. That's what it is designed to do for proper wheel to hub alignment.

I always use the wood/heavy hammer method. Most times if it wont come off in 2 or 3 hard kicks then you will just end up hurting your ankle when you should have used other methods. I've also seen guys whale on dually rear wheels with full size sledge hammers with no ill effects. Anti seize is your friend.

Note: Never wack an aluminum wheel directly with a hammer. Steels wheels are usually ok to smack directly(case in point sledge hammer dually).
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
I wouldn't do the rocking trick. Otherwise you'd be back on here asking how to replace studs.
He doesn't back them off that far. There is maybe a quarter inch space but we've never busted a stud doing it this way and we've done it many times. Now we put anti seize on the back of the rims.
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