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Any locking lug nuts you all recommened, looking for some.

Just as the title says. I want to protect my wheels, just in case.

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Gurilla locks, I dunno how to spell em. You can pick them up at summit racing, they aren't cheap, but you get what you pay for.

I know someone who had 4 sets of em, so he only had one REAL lug on all his wheels. He also had 4k dollar boyd cottington 20's though. And his whole truck got stolen!!!
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I saw some at advanced auto parts but I don't know how good they are. I need some too.
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I have some, i think i paid oh 45 bucks for them, idk what brand. I think they all serve the same purpose.
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just make sure and DONT get the ones with pattern on the face of the lugnut. those are way easy to strip out...
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just make sure and DONT get the ones with pattern on the face of the lugnut. those are way easy to strip out...
YES! the first owner of my truck put those on and then firestone scratched 2 of my rims and i made them replace them!
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the way to go is with the GORILLIA LOCKS you can get them at lot of places, like Discount Tire has them usually, I baught a set TODAY and only paid $23 foir the set.
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anyone got any pics of the Gorillia locks?
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I've got McGard ones. Work very well.
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I've got McGard ones. Work very well.

which model of mcgard did you get?
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just make sure and DONT get the ones with pattern on the face of the lugnut. those are way easy to strip out...

is it one of these or both?



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do not get #1 you just posted!

#2 looks like it might be alright, but i dont knwo for sure.
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do not get #1 you just posted!

#2 looks like it might be alright, but i dont knwo for sure.

there both mcgards, but have no idea where to buy them at. Do you have pics of what you would suggest I would get?
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we use gorrilla alot at work. i think the kit for rangers is 98183. that kit comes with 16 regular lugs, and 4 locks that are grooved on the side. depending on the wheel, i would try to find splined lugs, the look nice, and im sure its a lot harder to get them off if you dont have the socket for it.
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ill take a picture of mine tomorrow and the key that goes with it to give you an idea.
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gorilla locks are preety good and like all wheel locks they just deter them for a period of time. i guarantee i can get any wheel lock off in less than 10seconds. what i have done on my other cars was i did 5 sets=20 locks. pricey, but small price to pay for the wheels i have had on my other cars. the only car i never used them on was my cutlass on daytons
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I hate wheel locks they always strip, even the deep ones, I suggest move out of the area where you have to worry about this and don't use them. I had a set on my first Roadmaster and never again. Evercar I have owned but my cadillac and my 04 Level II has had Custom rims and I have never had a problem, even if I did I have insurance. It's better than being stuck on the road with a flat and a stripped lock nut. And any good thief can get them off just as fast as a regular lugnut, they are like bike locks, they just keep honest people honest. Just My Opinion

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locking lugs or no locking lugs, people can still get em off in about 10seconds if they have the snap-on tool.

i just run the OEM ones from ford.
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is it one of these or both?



Ding! Ding! We have a winner!


Yeah, so far, so good, other than that first set I got, one of the locks sheared off at the head....probably were put on too tight off the start at the tire shop. They replaced the whole set n/c.
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