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Default Broken lug nut help needed

So when I first got my wheels I bought cheap aluminum tuner lug nuts on eBay. After a few years of not properly torquing them down I finally ended up cracking one
I have tried putting a rag over my key, turning it from the outside with vicegrips and a cheater bar, hammering in an oversized torques bit, and everything else I can think of. I really don't want to damage my wheel to get it off but I do need to remove it.

It's my drivers rear wheel on my honda fit btw


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Damn, saving money on cheap lug nuts is gonna cost you my friend.
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Damn, saving money on cheap lug nuts is gonna cost you my friend.
Yup. I learned my lesson
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Where you have it split, try to get a chisel in there and hammer it. See if you can get it to turn.
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Where you have it split, try to get a chisel in there and hammer it. See if you can get it to turn.
This was my idea as well, but I'd imagine it'll just keep breaking that shitty aluminum.
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It's worth a shot. Chucks trucks suggested having someone weld something to it but I don't know anyone who can weld aluminum.
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Find one with a dull tip so it don't cut into it. You'd be surprised the shit I've got off with a flat head and a hammer.
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cut/drill it and replace the whole lug? that aluminum would be fairly easy to drill, just gotta be careful and not hit the rim...just an idea though ^.^
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Well I tried a prybar and only managed to scratch the wheel

I think I will attempt to drill it tonight.
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Some skill and a blunt chisel bit in an air hammer would probably get that sucker loose.

That's a terrible design for an aluminum lug nut.

Aluminum lug nuts are disposable items anyway IMO.
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loosen the other lug nuts, go whip some shitty's in a parking lot, retorque the good lug nuts, remove broken one by hand.

obviously, this is not a procedure endorsed by the nhtsa or the sae, nor should you do it if your wheels are made from the same grade of chinese aluminum your lug nuts are made from.
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