Couldn't it just be cut off w/ a cutting wheel?
'99 SVT#2062 SilFro/MNB moded some
The nut doesn't stick out past the face of the wheel so what are you going to cut with a cutoff wheel? If you ground the head off the back of the wheel stud and tried to hamer it through to the front you would be doing a lot of work and I think you still wouldn't be able to get it out because the holes for the wheel studs are pitched.
Hammering the socket on is the easiest, quickest way to do it, and it worked for both McGard nuts I had to remove.
I smashed an 11/16 socket onto a stock lugnut because it was rounded.
2012 Hyundai Accent hatchback
1996 Zetec ATX - Retired but still running (barely)
Nice! This turned out to be a good thread.
Green on Black '93 SHO 3.0 MTX *SOLD*
T Red '98 Contour SE (Zetec)
No prob - atleast we could clear that up for anyone thinking the same thing.
Well, I figured the socket would slip since I do pretty much torque those things on to stay. We have specialty sockets to remove those lugs at O'Reilly, but everybody brings them back saying they don't work.
2 year old thread indeed. It'll be priceless to anyone who needs it.................