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At this point, it doesn't matter, so why not dynamite?
You MIGHT be able to hammer a socket onto the nut and with an impact wrench, a big one, get it to come off. Make sure it's set to "lefty losey" :-)Something in the back of my mind says "special socket for that"...
I once spent some time just past the golden gate bridge, in the rain with a hammer & a chisel taking a lug nut off. It wasn't set in like yours is.After that I bought a 6 point socket (1/2" drive) that fit the lug nuts and picked up a long breaker bar. I put it on, make sure I'm going left with it and gently bounce my whole body's weight on the end.It's always gotten the lug nut loose and never slipped on the nut. I buy a new set when I get a new car and it lives with the jack. Did it for my kids cars too.
I gotta admit, I gave up before I reached that point. 4 foot cheater bar, socket on tight, my full weight bouncing on the bar and nothing. I called AAA and had a garage with serious tools take it off. Kind of embarrassing, a grown man unable to change a tire in his own driveway....
First, when you get tires mounted at the local discount tire store, explain to the manager that the service tech will NOT be using an impact wrench to tighten the lug nuts. They need to be installed by hand using a torque wrench to factory settings. Otherwise you get the above because the impacts are set to 200 ft-lbs of torque. Socket, breaker bar, and cheater pipe work, but you can also twist the lugs right off.Second,if you burn up a trailer axle bearing, the heat will weld the nuts on. Then a cold chisel and 5 lb sledge, but you're going be replacing bearing, axle and everything else at the point. Long day on the side of the road.
Two words : Smoke Wrench !!
Blue wrench or sizzle chisel
Drill into the center of the stud to just past the nuts length. You should have to start with a smaller bit and then keep going with larger bits until you are into the threads on the nut. Then the nut will fall off and the rim will not have been damaged.You should replace the stud, normally a quick, fairly easy and inexpensive job.
hammer a metric socket onto the SAE nut or vice versa if you buy jap crap