- Welding: If you have access to welding equipment, you can weld a nut or a bolt onto the stripped lug nut. Once it cools, you can use a wrench to turn it off.
- Smaller Socket: You've tried hammering a socket onto the nut, which is a good approach. You might want to try a 12-point socket that's slightly smaller than the nut for a better grip.
- File a Slot: You can file a slot into the top of the nut and then use a flat-head screwdriver to turn it.
- Heating: Using a MAP gas torch to heat the nut can expand the metal, making it easier to turn. Remember to use gloves and handle the torch safely.
- Drill it Out: This is a more extreme option, but drilling through the stud can be effective. It's important to go slow and use oil to cool the drill bit.
- Expansion Socket: Tools like the Irwin expansion socket are specifically designed for situations like this and can be a good investment.
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