Date: 15 Mar 1999 18:23:43 GMT
From: WetSprocketnopsamnet (WetSprocket)
Subject: Air-wrenched tire lug-nuts -- any tips?

I suppose I am just getting to old for this sort of activity, but recently on my street some thugs decided to knife the tires on the cars parked there overnight. I have a large x-shaped tire lug wrench that I had always found capable of removing a lug nut if I jumped on the end. I do not know if it is there current wheels, or my declinging age, I found it in 2 of 5-cases of helping my neighbors that at least one lug nut could not be removed. As a very nice guy, I dealt with my two rear tires last. Again, perhaps from the exhaustion of being a "previously nice guy" I could not get about four of the lug nuts on two tires to move at all. My local service station, with tow truck, trried as well. "I cannot get them to move, I need to tow the thing." Which he did. So, 1. Can you apply some sort of grease when putting them on that makes it easier to remove?; 2. Since I cannot bring an air compressor to a break-down site, is there a tool or trick to removing the damn lug nuts? Thanks, Bill

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