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I use H & R spacers (version with the studs) on one set of wheels I have - my road trip wheels that have Michelins.

I rounded out one of the small lug nuts that holds the rear spacer to the hub. I'm pretty sure the stud is still good as I always hand torque and use anti-sieze. I don't think the short lug nuts H&R provides are very good honestly as far as metal density and strength to prevent this kind of thing.

No one-not one tire/wheel shop wants to touch it because of "liability with wheel spacers". I'm left to do this job on my own it seems. What do you recommend?
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Can you post a pic? Any auto parts store should have M12 lug nuts with the correct taper. Have you taken it apart yet?

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Hammer a smaller socket on there and impact it off
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Always make sure that you use a six sided socket (hexagonal) when tightning or loosing nuts then this very rarely happens. 

 

I would try the method KNOTZLA  has suggested just make sure it`s a quality socket so it doesn`t crack. Good luck. 


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Tighten the other ones with a little more tq than normal and then pound a slightly smaller socket on and back it off - impact ideal but should be able to use a long wrench too.

Should be good to go.

Good luck
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They make special sockets that are made to be hammered on if you dont want to sacrafice a socket from your set.
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These work Great !!



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Always make sure that you use a six sided socket (hexagonal) when tightning or loosing nuts then this very rarely happens. 
 
I would try the method KNOTZLA  has suggested just make sure it`s a quality socket so it doesn`t crack. Good luck.


I always do. Hand tighten with anti sieze with a six point each time and then finish carefully with a torque wrench. I think I may have been a little careless with this one upon removal.
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Thanks Doug. I have a friend sending me his to borrow as we speak.
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