Lug Ripper



 Gen  4 LUG RIPPER Instructions 

LUG RIPPER Instructions 

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Lug Ripper is to be used on lug nuts only, do not use on lug bolts or lug locks.

Lug Ripper will remove all threads from the lug nut and the lug stud. Replace both.

Items needed for lug nut removal are:

  • Lug Ripper Kit
  • Safety Glasses
  • ½” Air drill with 700 rpms (with chuck, 90psi at 5cfm) No Battery Drills.
  • Water bottle or purchase Water Bladder Kit.
  • Water is used as a lubricant during the entire milling process. You can add Dawn Dishwashing soap to the water to help out.

Please read “Rules for Our Tools” on our website under the “Home” tab. 

  • Select the appropriate size guide and place the guide onto the lug nut with the slots open on top and bottom to the lug nut you wish to remove
  • This will allow the water to enter the top of the guide and metal shavings to exit the bottom of the guide.
  • Insert the milling bit into the guide and spin it both directions to see if any restrictions or it the bit binds inside the guide. If so, shim the guide to open it larger with a small piece of metal.
  • Slide on the round circular clamp over the guide and rotate it so the locking screw is on the metal not an open slot
  • If you are unable to install the clamp due to rim type, use an open-ended wrench to hold the guide into place. You may need assistance.
  • Set up the Water Bladder Kit to use as your lubrication system (see provided instructions and our You Tube video) or grab a large water bottle.
  • Insert the milling bit into the guide and with light pressure start milling into the lug nut.   After a short time (45 seconds or so) you will feel a release and lack of progress, this is when the head is cut off.  Remove the cutter from the guide and use a telescope magnet to grab the flat metal head.  
  • Continue drilling using light pressure until the process is completed.
  • Remember to keep a constant flow of water during the entire process. (This is important to ensure tip life)
  • As you reach then end of the threads, there might be binding or restriction, if so stop. Remove the drill, bit and collar clamp and try to remove the lug with a socket wrench.  
  • If no binding at the end the lug nut will become loose and break free from the stud.  Remove the lug nut, the rim along with the stud. You will need to replace stud and nut and reinstall the rim.
  • Clean all tools and spray tools with oil inside and out. Place tools in storage container for next use.
  • See Video Tab for all videos- also available on YouTube. 

Average time to remove first lug nut is 6 minutes. Time will increase as more lug nuts are cut into.

Average life expectancy for the Milling Bit is 4-10 uses.   

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