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Speaking as someone who regularly removes alloys for refurbishment - this is a common problem, which is most serious on the fronts, as the front brakes run hotter, ahich also causes a bit of metallic expansion (compared with the rears).

If you don't have a mallet or such like, remove a car mat, place it near the 'stuck' wheel, sit on the mat (when its safe to do so), then strike the sidewall with your feet in a 'quarter to three' position, rotating your strikes either clockwise or anti clockwise around the circumference of the wheel.

It should go without saying that the wheel needs to be in the air, and bolts/studs almost removed (don't remove entirely, as the wheel will suddenly move, and fall off if unsecured).

Hope that helps.


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