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Old October 29th, 2004, 08:54 PM
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Angry Stupid Question.....about lug nuts

Have been reading some info on here about wheel lug nuts coming loose so thought I would take a look at mine today...There appear to be plastic lug nut caps? over top of my lugs that are loose to turn on my alloy rims. How do I get these off. I know stupid question but I am a new owner and didnt want to ruin them with the air rachet if there is some other secret.....

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Old October 29th, 2004, 11:45 PM
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THe factory lug nuts weren't like any other lug nuts. they did have come kinda covering, wrench away that was they way they are designed..
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Old October 30th, 2004, 04:13 AM
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what?
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Old November 1st, 2004, 03:22 PM
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I only have the plastic cap on the locking lug nut, and it just pulls off. THe other nuts are standard land rover.
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Old March 2nd, 2005, 01:54 PM
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what size are the lug nuts? the bastards at the tire place broke my lug nut wrench
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Old March 2nd, 2005, 02:57 PM
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The OEM lug nuts have a loose-fitting but non-removable stainless steel cover.

Regarding the "bastards at the tire place", they don't sound too professional if they're trying to use your lug wrench. And lug wrenches are worthless, anyway (bent more than I can remember). Get yourself a 2 ft. breaker bar with the right size metric socket to keep in the vehicle instead.
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Old March 2nd, 2005, 04:03 PM
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yeah that was the point of them using it was because of the funky cover on the Rovers lug nuts, so I commend them for that, the jack handle on the lug wrench provides a good amount of leverage and it all packs up neatly, I was wondering the size so I could call the snap-on chick and the correct socket, I think I saw somewhere that it was not metric....
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Old March 2nd, 2005, 04:07 PM
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Old March 2nd, 2005, 11:32 PM
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Old March 3rd, 2005, 01:29 AM
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I think Rod meant 27mm. Pendy is right.
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Old March 3rd, 2005, 08:14 AM
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damn that sucks because that socket from the Snap-On folks is 82$
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Old March 3rd, 2005, 09:37 AM
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Yeah, but its damned close to what, 1-1/6th.

I think that's what's in the back seat on the breaker bar.

Repeat - stock lug wrench is waayy soft.


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Old March 3rd, 2005, 10:04 AM
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Of course Pendy's right, he's a rover god.
I must be losing my f@#king marbles, it was only sunday that I was wrenching on my lug nuts...
Great short term memory huh?

rover4x4- PM me your address and I'll send you a check, you keep the socket as my free gift to you!

Rod

you wanted to see that snap-on chic again anyway, didn't you?
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Old March 3rd, 2005, 12:03 PM
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I know it's not the "correct" socket, but 1-1/8" 6 point works also, and probably can be gotten about anywhere.

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Old March 3rd, 2005, 02:11 PM
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damn that sucks because that socket from the Snap-On folks is 82$
Which is why, since I'm not a pro and don't get to write off the cost on my taxes, I don't buy Snap-On.

The Kobalt tools in Lowes are actually pretty decent; made by the same people that make Matco professional tools. Craftsman aren't as good as they used to be, but aren't bad for non-professional use.
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Repeat - stock lug wrench is waayy soft.
I helped a Disco on the side of the road change a tire once and straight bent the guy's lug wrench. Looked at him and said, "Uh, sorry about that." He was like, it still didn't come off?

Finally got it when the tow truck showed up (He called it not me). Couldn't believe he'd have to drive 2 hours to a Rover dealer to fix the tire.

I called a place 15mins. away but he wanted to take it to a dealer...Disco owners . (Can't wait to see the response on that. Probably get RoverChic on here and we all know what'll happen then.)
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Old December 18th, 2006, 03:10 PM
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Help please!!

Hey guys, I also have a stupid question about lugs..... I dont have my repair manual available to me for a few days and was hoping to get some info and then parts on order for a repair I will be doing in a few days.

Was just out wheeling yesterday and noticed that 3 of my 5 lug nuts were missing from my right front wheel. Upon closer inspection I noticed that it wasnt just nuts missing but rather the "studs" or "Lugs"(What are they called?) that had sheared off. I was limping home slowly until a 4th sheared off and I was forced to have it trailered home.

So I need to know anything you can tell me about this. Such as...

How do you replace these.."lugs"? Pound them out the back and simply fit new ones and seat them with lug nuts? I am assuming these are replaceable.

Whats the LR part number for these?

Is there a NAPA equivalent available?

Any info would be appreciated.

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Probably just as easy to get a new or used hub.
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Old December 18th, 2006, 03:39 PM
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I know it's not the "correct" socket, but 1-1/8" 6 point works also, and probably can be gotten about anywhere.

Chris
The 1-1/8th socket is the one that causes the stainless cap on the lug nuts to come loose. Too many tire stores assume it is that size and bang away with their impact guns. The proper size is 27 mm and is really close to 1-1/16th. My breaker bar in the 90 has a 1-1/16th socket on it. Its a cheap on from ACE or something maybe $15.

I had to buy 4 lugnuts receintly bc the tire store that I used for my new tires screwed up a couple by using the wrong size.
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