: Wheel removal help



Chosenone
06-28-13, 01:37 AM
I am trying to get the rims off my ctsv and cannot figure it out. I have thr llugs off but the rim wont budge now. Am i missing something? Does center cap come off and how does that come off?

spearfish25
06-28-13, 01:44 AM
Should just be: remove five lugs then pull

May just need some elbow grease if the hub has corroded a bit. When you put them back on, put some anti-seize on the hub where the wheel slides on. Don't put it on the wheel studs though.

thebigjimsho
06-28-13, 01:46 AM
Use a rubber mallet and give light/medium whacks around the edge of the rim...

bbradyc5
06-28-13, 12:07 PM
just take it for a drive, they'll loosen up ;)

j/k.....do not do this (this is my disclaimer)

tinman
06-28-13, 12:15 PM
Use a rubber mallet and give light/medium whacks around the edge of the rim...

I used to have to do this with my Camaro. I carried that rubber mallet inside my car for "emergencies".

I used to what my tire, not the rim. If you want to rock the rim, get a rubber "dead blow" mallet. That's a rubber mallet with buckshot inside to give it the ooomph it needs to make the blow, but being rubber it is soft and non-marring.

Use the rubber mallet on the rubber tire. Or a bottom of your foot while sitting down in front of it. And spray some WD40 on the hub when re-assembling.

spearfish25
06-28-13, 12:27 PM
Yes. PB Blaster can be your friend.

cdog533
06-28-13, 12:35 PM
You need a BFM.

RaVeNous
06-28-13, 02:05 PM
Use a rubber mallet and give light/medium whacks around the edge of the rim...

"Beat" me to it...

And work on your abs/core strength.

RogersV
06-28-13, 04:56 PM
Use a rubber mallet and give light/medium whacks around the edge of the rim...

From the back side works best.

thebigjimsho
06-28-13, 08:45 PM
"Beat" me to it...

And work on your abs/core strength.

Then you get Recaros!

CJCTSV
06-28-13, 09:14 PM
Pull harder... I've had this issue before as well... the center hub is a very snug fit into the wheel.