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Old 02-19-2011
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Locking lugs?

Anyone know a place that sells locking lugs? I tried Jc Whitney but its a no go for them they have none and I am/was waiting for them but I got some General Grabber AT2's coming in march so I need to try and button things up between now and then. Thanks
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I am also curious about locking lugs. With my new rims I'm a bit worried.
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I wouldnt be worried with mine but there was a time when the college I go to now had issues with some guys loosening up the logs on peoples vehicles. It hasnt happened in a while but I dont want to take any chances, ya know?
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Jegs has them but I'm not sure which are the right ones
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I run Gorilla locking lugs
http://www.gorilla-auto.com/gorilla.locks
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These are the ones that I'm running. They work great on the rims that i have now because the lug holes on my rims are really tight-these give the extra clearance that I need, plus they take a special socket to get them off.
I had some of the McGard ones when I originally bought my Classic IIs years ago and they weren't 'deep' enough-they were bottoming out before they were tight--something to be aware of.
Whatever you decide to go with, do yourself a favour and spend the $10-15 to get an extra socket-just in case.
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These are the ones that I'm running. They work great on the rims that i have now because the lug holes on my rims are really tight-these give the extra clearance that I need, plus they take a special socket to get them off.
I had some of the McGard ones when I originally bought my Classic IIs years ago and they weren't 'deep' enough-they were bottoming out before they were tight--something to be aware of.
Whatever you decide to go with, do yourself a favour and spend the $10-15 to get an extra socket-just in case.
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Thanks for the link, what ones do I need? the 12x1.5
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I actually got mine at the stealership for like $50. May be a bit expensive, but I was having clearance issues with my wheel caps (with cheaper ones) and atleast these hopefully wont rust like the cheapo ones at Advanced auto...
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Stop by any Discount Tire or Big O Tires and you can get a set of the Gorilla branded locking lug nuts.
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Old 02-28-2011
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Well I called the discount tire and they guy I talked to couldnt tell me nothing more than the price, so anyone can confirm this for me.

I think they are the 1/2" ones right?
Acorn style?

Im just looking for a stock replacement, my tires came in today.
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Yes the 1/2 '' ones, I have the twenty locking nuts on my Ranger
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ok just to clear things up.
alot of people mistake wheel locks for tunerstyle lugnuts
tuner style are NOT a wheel lock. they just take a special "key/socket"

tuner style:

most are 6 spline and the keyscan be bought about anywhere. i use these for extra clearance and I figure if they get stolen that's why i have insurance haha

a TRUE wheel lock looks like this-


these have a special pattern and an actual "key"
each manufacture is different but most have up to 100 different patterns and you have to have the serial number included in the package to get another key.
they are BETTER protection but (working at a tire store) I can get them off in about 5 minutes tops just hammering a socket onto it.

the BEST imo is this style which also takes a key unique to each set

being that there is no edges for any socket to grab these are the hardest to get off. and believe me they ARE A PAIN IN THE A$$ lol

anyways just thought i'd pipe in lol
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and yes you need acorn style unless you're running true mag wheels(the last pic would be an example of that, those are stock toyota locks)
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i bought a set of the last style posted above and took them off again. not worth the money imo. pain in the *** every time you have to remove a tire and one of mine snapped in half about halfway up the lugnut. i was only doing an initial torque of 80 ft-lbs and it broke before i got there
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ok just to clear things up.
alot of people mistake wheel locks for tunerstyle lugnuts
tuner style are NOT a wheel lock. they just take a special "key/socket"

tuner style:

most are 6 spline and the keyscan be bought about anywhere. i use these for extra clearance and I figure if they get stolen that's why i have insurance haha

a TRUE wheel lock looks like this-


these have a special pattern and an actual "key"
each manufacture is different but most have up to 100 different patterns and you have to have the serial number included in the package to get another key.
they are BETTER protection but (working at a tire store) I can get them off in about 5 minutes tops just hammering a socket onto it.

the BEST imo is this style which also takes a key unique to each set

being that there is no edges for any socket to grab these are the hardest to get off. and believe me they ARE A PAIN IN THE A$$ lol

anyways just thought i'd pipe in lol
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and yes you need acorn style unless you're running true mag wheels(the last pic would be an example of that, those are stock toyota locks)
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i bought a set of the last style posted above and took them off again. not worth the money imo. pain in the *** every time you have to remove a tire and one of mine snapped in half about halfway up the lugnut. i was only doing an initial torque of 80 ft-lbs and it broke before i got there
Thanks for all the input guys! I really do appreciate it. Called the ford dealer the other day any they quoted me 45/tires lol
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To steal tires with locking lugs.
1) Jack up truck
2) Take off 4 normal lugs
3) Pull tire from the opposite side of locking lug nut
4) Brake the stud and locking lug off
5)Take tire
Now you got your wheels stolen and you have to replace the studs
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the BEST imo is this style which also takes a key unique to each set

being that there is no edges for any socket to grab these are the hardest to get off. and believe me they ARE A PAIN IN THE A$$ lol
ive had these on my integra as honda uses this style factory and they're easy as any other wheel lock if not easier because of their perfectly round size, any one after a specific model just need to carry 4 of the same socket and a hammer, no need to waste time making a scene snapping studs and ruining wheels and theyll be gone before you realize it. overall wheel locks/ locking lugs are a waste of money if people want your stuff they will have it. only the dumbest and laziest of thieves would be thwarted and the day will inevitably come when you thwart yourself but wont want to ruin the keyd lugs you paid money for.
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To steal tires with locking lugs.
1) Jack up truck
2) Take off 4 normal lugs
3) Pull tire from the opposite side of locking lug nut
4) Brake the stud and locking lug off
5)Take tire
Now you got your wheels stolen and you have to replace the studs
this'd be true but what I stated was loose lugs and then driving at speeds high enough to make the tire come off .
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