Hey y'all, I've got Motegi Mr8's and they use special nuts which require a key. It's a star pattern that goes into the middle of the nut (these nuts are made to fit with almost no clearance around the rims, hence the use of the key).
I didn't notice until now that the sockets are rusting, and I'm afraid that the key would strip the nuts if I try to take them off using brute force. I'm gonna bring it to a rim shop to have a look tomorrow.
Does anyone have any experience with this? If so, what's the best way to take these nuts off gently without stripping them? Cause if a nut gets stuck, I'm afraid they would have to torch it off doing damage to both the rim and anything underneath (brakes).
yea dude its the same kind wheel lock that volkswagens have and stripping those out are the worst. take it to a shop and tell them the situation and they should be able to get em off no problem
Get a torx socket the is slightly bigger the nut,force it in with hammer, and use a impact wrench to take it out. That's what we do at my dads shop. We charge 5 bucks a nut...not sure about shops in your area.
Oh s***, he has two fire extinguishers in there!