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OK, so Wes decides we're going to put my old 16's on his car. He's also interested in changing his bad O2 sensor.

Well, Wes had on the lugs that I wasn't using because my studs were too long. (it's one of those lug sets that require a hex key on the inside)

Well, with some difficulty we got the first wheel off and new one on.

The second wheel we ended up snapping a stud. The Ford Parts department closed at six (doh!), but fortunatly Advance Auto had the part. We also picked up his O2 sensor.

I got the stud replace while he took care of the sensor. This part only took about 15 - 30 minutes.

The third wheel Wes had the car partly jacked and went for a bathroom break. I got the lugs off and went to rise it more to find out the jack wasn't on all the way. I ended up having to rest the car back down on the wheel with the lugs only part way through. Ended up bending one of the lugs a little. Not enough to hurt anything, just add insult to injury.

The third wheel was the final blow. Two of the five lugs we couldn't get off. They portion of the key that would fit into the lug was stripped along with the lug itself. We tried vice grips and even tried hammering a socket over it to get a grip on the lug... no luck. Because the wheel was on, we couldn't even get in there to cut the studs off either. We admitted defeat and it's in the shop now. Wes has an exhaust leak that needs looked at anyway.

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Good news. The repairs only ran him about 70 bucks. They ended up snapping off the lugs after all and replacing the studs. The exhaust leak was caused by a broken hanging bracket that caused his Y pipe to develope a crack. They welded it back together.

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By any chance were the trouble wheels on the front? If they were I would take it to the tranny shop and complain. Say it was there fault for using an impact on the lugs.
 
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Hey, it coulda been worse! I usually look at this pic when I'm having a bad day, then I don't feel so bad any more.
 

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Originally posted by WarSong+Dec 30 2003, 03:10 PM-->QUOTE (WarSong @ Dec 30 2003, 03:10 PM)
<!--QuoteBegin-Bob Gervais
@Dec 30 2003, 03:02 PM
Hey, it coulda been worse!  I usually look at this pic when I'm having a bad day, then I don't feel so bad any more.
I keep hoping someone will ask me about the lower radiator hose. It involves 3 jacks, a bent rotor, two almost-dead people, Red Bull, a Bonneville and a Jeep. [/b]
Hey John, didn't you replace a radiatior hose??
 

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Yeah, now you've got my interest perked also. So what did happen? (seriously, a Bonneville, a jeep, and red bull, sounds like trouble)

-mobiuslogic
 
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