Removing frozen or stripped lug nuts is no longer a major headache with the Lug Ripper from Metal Edge Products, Inc. This specialized professional-grade tool is made from carbide metal that was originally designed to drill through four inches of solid steel up to 200 times before wearing out. It works by cutting out the 17-, 19- or 21-inch-diameter nut from the inside, thereby exposing the stud that will need to be replaced. However a primary benefit the process can be completed without damaging the rim. The complete Lug Ripper kit sells for $200 and includes a cutting tool, three different guide sizes, collar clamp and wedge (air drill sold separately. Purchase at


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