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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-13-2011, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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Locking Lug Nuts?

Ok guys my new Pirelliís are in and I have an appt to have them mounted to the Charger wheels. Dang by the time Iím done Iím into some serious coin.

Do you guys use locking lug nuts? The only ones Iíve used before was a long time ago and they had a star pattern and were a PITA to get off. Do not want to go that route again.

The car is garaged but sometimes I do travel into Phoenix.

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I have locking lugs on my car! I myself have not had to put on or take off the wheels, so I wouldn't know if they annoying to deal with. But, from watching others, it doesn't seem like that big of a deal. Oh...except for when I forgot to get the attachment out of the glovebox when I took it in to be looked at... and they had my car jacked up all the way lol
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ok thanks--I guess you're the only one with locking lugnuts...

What kind do you have, the ones with a star pattern?
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I use Gorilla locking lugnuts



No problems yet, but I have read that the key breaks easily if too much force is exerted on it.
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These are the Dorman brand sold at Advance Auto the same that is on mine.

Iv had them on for almost six years now and the still look and function great.

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I use Gorilla locking lugnuts



No problems yet, but I have read that the key breaks easily if too much force is exerted on it.
I wonder what those would be like - the key does seem to have less contact area, making the key a weaker link.

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These are the Dorman brand sold at Advance Auto the same that is on mine.

Iv had them on for almost six years now and the still look and function great.

I have the same ones, and I really like them - BUT - I use mine with impact tools - and the chrome quickly flakes off then. With hand tools, I have no doubt they would last for a LONG time. I like the fact the key is very deep, and makes lots of contact with the nut. Long and slim is nice for custom wheels too.

The older style of lug nuts that is a funny shaped groove in the face of the nut - THOSE ARE TERRIBLE - all too often you will find guys that will use those keys with impact wrenches, then the mating part that fits the groove will sheer off all the way around. THEN you are stuck with a hammer and chisel - if you are lucky it is at home or in a parking lot - but Murphy's Law states that it will be on the side of the road, raining or snowing, extremely hot or extremely cold, and on the traffic side of the car at rush hour...
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Thanks for the info, might go w/o for awhile...
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I just torque mine down to 300 ft. lbs. ... jk
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These are the Dorman brand sold at Advance Auto the same that is on mine.

Iv had them on for almost six years now and the still look and function great.

only trouble with those, is if you put a Air gun on them,, the tool usually splits, then your screwed,,, well,, not really , cause 90% of the key have the same spline
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If someone wanted to steal the rims couldn't they just use the right socket?
These same sets are sold at every Wal-Mart and parts store I've been in.
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I had a set of Gorilla Acorn Guard Locks



Let me tell you that these will keep thieves away. By far the best locking lug nuts I've ever seen. But gods help you if loose the key and the security code (I did, I couldn't believe it). They were such a PITA to get off. Took an impact gun, a hammer, and several high quality sockets had to give up their lives to get them off.

I would definitely get them again, I just live in an area where I'm not concerned about it anymore so I haven't bothered yet, but first thing I would do is take that key ID number and save it in multiple places so I can find it again!


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Hehehehe, just don't take a picture of the key code and leave it online. hahahahah

Those do look like great locks.
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only trouble with those, is if you put a Air gun on them,, the tool usually splits, then your screwed,,, well,, not really , cause 90% of the key have the same spline
Mine has been put in many impacts and it hasn't split yet.
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Hehehehe, just don't take a picture of the key code and leave it online. hahahahah

Those do look like great locks.
Well that would just be stupid. lol
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Well that would just be stupid. lol
Hhahahah I was just thinking I'd end up taking a picture of the package or the end of the 'key' that shows the code. hahahah
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