Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Phastek Performance
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Engine | Drivetrain | Powertrain Technical Discussions > Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-19-2019, 09:20 AM   #1
frey.199
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Granville, Ohio
Posts: 207
Wheel Lugs grrrrrrrr

So tried to get my wheels off using a 24mm socket, then a 22mm, neither worked, I so figured 23mm (of course I didnít have one). Went to auto zone and got one and came back and still doesnít fit all that great, somewhat wiggles. I tried to crank the lug off anyway and it just kept skipping. I didnít keep trying long because I didnít want to round out the lugs.

Any ideas or am I doing something completely wrong? Iíve never had these tires off and this is getting ridiculous.
frey.199 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2019, 09:26 AM   #2
Vegas Bound

 
Drives: 2013 Sparkly Red One
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Landed in Vegas
Posts: 1,541
22.5mm.
__________________
Lots of bolt on stuff
Bests in each category
1.36 - 60'
6.29 - 1/8 mile
10.18 - 1/4 mile
Vegas Bound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2019, 10:29 AM   #3
frey.199
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Granville, Ohio
Posts: 207
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vegas Bound View Post
22.5mm.
Seriously? Why would Chevy do that....thank you!
frey.199 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2019, 10:51 AM   #4
LevonH
Chevy Enthusiast.
 
Drives: 2015 Camaro ZL1 Summit White
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Calgary Area, Alberta
Posts: 127
22mm works on mine.
__________________

Levon H. Bone Stock
LevonH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2019, 01:36 PM   #5
frey.199
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Granville, Ohio
Posts: 207
So I got 7/8Ē and even tried 13/16Ē. The 7/8Ē is slipping just the same as 23cm. Iím pretty these lugs have caps on them. Their seems to be absolutely no grip to them. Any ideas?
frey.199 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2019, 01:37 PM   #6
Vegas Bound

 
Drives: 2013 Sparkly Red One
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Landed in Vegas
Posts: 1,541
Quote:
Originally Posted by frey.199 View Post
Seriously? Why would Chevy do that....thank you!
Ask the Canadians.
__________________
Lots of bolt on stuff
Bests in each category
1.36 - 60'
6.29 - 1/8 mile
10.18 - 1/4 mile
Vegas Bound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2019, 02:15 PM   #7
Silveradoss573
 
Drives: 2015 Camaro 1LE
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Missouri
Posts: 604
22mm is what I use. 7/8" fits as well. If the caps are spinning then you'll have to take a pair of pliers and pull them off. Then use a smaller socket to remove the lug nuts. You'll of course have to buy new lug nuts. Whatever you do don't buy the cheap junk that your local part stores carry.
Silveradoss573 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2019, 03:37 PM   #8
Nb1081
 
Drives: 10 2ss/rs
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Shelby ny
Posts: 372
Pound a lil smaller socket on there you will get it off then have to hit the side of socket with it resting on ground and the lug will pop out of the socket its a pain in the ass but it works the lug starts to rust between chrome skin and changes size then crack i live in ny and deal with tons of salt so everything gets never seize o if the chrome cap pops off 3/4 usually works
__________________
[/SIGPIC]10 2ss ls3 sw long tubes,cai intake,phastek scoop,se3" exhaust,elite e2, bw stg2tb,sctx4 dynosteve tune,tick billet master,mgw retro shifter,monster lt1-s,hurst line lock,racestars and 4.10s on the shelf
Nb1081 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2019, 10:12 AM   #9
frey.199
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Granville, Ohio
Posts: 207
I finally got them off to realize I think the main issue was because they were stripped to hell. That's what I ended up doing Nb1081, just pound the socket on the lug. Going to buy new lugs today.
frey.199 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2019, 01:58 PM   #10
mr_honez
Wifey Lover
 
mr_honez's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Crystal Red 2LT/RS
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Bastrop, Texas
Posts: 1,536
Replaced all my lugs with solid chrome ones after taking off my wheels the first time. Capped lugs suck
__________________
mr_honez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2019, 11:21 PM   #11
Sleeper_Six
 
Sleeper_Six's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro 2SS
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 20
The first time I tried to change my brake pads, it was a nightmare specifically because of this. It turned a 20-30 minute project into a day long event.

I replaced the old rounded 22.5mm with some nice non-rounded-corner 23mm that I can zap right off in a flash now.
Sleeper_Six is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.