So let me start off by saying that I am not against buying tools, quite the contrary actually. But I always find myself with a pile of parts and sans at least 1 tool I need. Said tool is never locally available, and I usually don't have the time to wait for it to come in, as was the case this time.
Now they say necessity is the mother of all invention and that is certainly the case here. I bought ball joints forgot the puller, can't wait. So what to do? Well head to Lowes ofcourse.
After trolling the webz and seeing what the Snapon tool, the old no longer available TIC tool, and the crappy EBay one looked like, I said "pffft I can make that." So I did and it works awesome.
You'll need (I went to Lowes, Isle 12 but you can get this stuff most anywhere):
1@1-1/2x4 pipe nipple
1@1-1/2 pipe coupling
1@1-1/2 galv pipe cap
1@1/2-13 all thread 1' lg (cut to 8")
firstname.lastname@example.org Subaru lug nut
So step 1 is to weld the lug nut to the end of the all thread. If you don't have a welder, find a buddy and buy him a beer.
Assemble the pipe coupling and nipple and tighten.
Drill a 1/2" hole in the center of the cap for the all thread to pass through.
Screw cap onto nipple.
Trim the all thread to 8" with a hack saw or sawzall.
Grind flats for crescent wrench on ends of all thread.
Test assemble everything.