June 23, 2007

What are they making these things out of?

Anyone out there ever had to change a tire on a Kia? What do they make the tire lugs out of? Paper Mache?

My Mom's got one of those Sportages, and over the course of a few years of brake jobs and tire changes (lots of them... a result of her job) I've broken at least 6 tire lugs. My Dad's broken a couple others. Without using power tools, just a four-way! (And let me tell you, pressing in new lugs is no fun without the right tools.)

Today, another flat necessitated a change. And to remove the stupid locking lugnut that keeps the spare from getting stolen, I used a 7" crescent wrench. And snapped that lug off! With a 7" wrench!

Apparently, I'm stronger than I thought...

Posted by GEBIV at June 23, 2007 04:01 PM | TrackBack

they make them from aluminum recycled from old tin foil hats

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at June 23, 2007 09:01 PM

Lugs are breakable?

That one I never could've pictured.

My only suggestion is to put some anti-seize compound on the threads so you can get the nuts off safely.


Posted by: Harvey at June 29, 2007 09:27 AM
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