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Old 12-13-2012, 06:14 PM   #31
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you guys keep reminding me why I moved out of the City and into the wooded mountains.

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Old 12-13-2012, 07:29 PM   #32
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All my customers get Gorillas on their vehicles. I use # 91187bc fpr the lugs and 71681nbc for the locks.

I just opened a package and walked out in the shop... they do not come off without the key.

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Yea, you don't have the "locks" but rather lugs that have a key. Gorilla locks are not going to come off with a socket.
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I bought these wheel locks I had them on my TJ and it's impossible to get them off with out the special keyed socket that is included I'm the set there approximately 22 on amazon

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Yea, you don't have the "locks" but rather lugs that have a key. Gorilla locks are not going to come off with a socket.

I know mine certainly wouldn't. I didn't purchase my Jeep with Gorilla locks, but when they swapped the chrome out for black like I'd asked, the Sidebiters wouldn't accept the stock lugs. So they threw the gorilla set on instead, but forgot to tell me, and forgot to put the key in the Jeep.

I figured it out a week or two later when I went to pull the spare off to install the bump stop extensions. That was fun trying to figure out which key I needed. The service manager wasn't very happy with the tech that did the wheel swap, but we finally found the right one after a few tries.
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I bought these wheel locks I had them on my TJ and it's impossible to get them off with out the special keyed socket that is included I'm the set there approximately 22 on amazon

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Or an air hammer! I have had to do that for so many customers over the years that buy a used vehicle, and look no key.
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Or an air hammer! I have had to do that for so many customers over the years that buy a used vehicle, and look no key.
I guess lol I always put the one of the stickers in the glove box with the serno and the other one on my tool box so if I lose the key or anything I can get a spare one
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I bought these wheel locks I had them on my TJ and it's impossible to get them off with out the special keyed socket that is included I'm the set there approximately 22 on amazon

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I can get them off in under a minute now. They are the biggest waste of money, and the only person they will stop is you...by breaking when you least need them to. Remove them ASAP and either put on a regular lug or a gorilla lock. Thieves don't even bother breaking them off like I can, they have the master key aka dealer key.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:56 AM   #39
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I bought the smaller diameter Gorilla lock nuts to fit my Rugged Ridge wheels. I bought the set of 20 and a set of 5 so that all of my lug nuts are locking. I bought through Summit Racing after first calling Gorilla to get their dealers list. You have to order through one of their dealers to get them to set it up with Gorilla to match the sets. I wanted the special socket and lug nuts to match for all 25 so that I can carry one socket in the Jeep and keep one in my shop. That also leaves me with two spare lug nuts, as I only need three for the spare. They must have a mistake in their catalog, as the set of 5 with the socket was way cheaper than it should have been. I could have ordered 5 sets of 5 with 5 sockets for way cheaper than the set of 20 with one socket, but I didn't want to cheat them.

I just put my stock wheels/tires on for the winter. I use one locking Mopar lug nut on each wheel for these, along with the stock lug nuts.
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I can get them off in under a minute now. They are the biggest waste of money, and the only person they will stop is you...by breaking when you least need them to. Remove them ASAP and either put on a regular lug or a gorilla lock. Thieves don't even bother breaking them off like I can, they have the master key aka dealer key.

Yep. Vise grips will do it. Hammer & chisel will do it. 12 pt socket will do it.

I've done it.

Put those pieces of junk in a zip lock bag & use them as a shot put.
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Before I just have two sets of the Mopar wheel locks(two different lock heads) and I just recently got the Gorilla 23 piece acorn set. Basically I'm going to put 3 different locks on my tires. I'm gonna paint the Mopar one's to match the Gorilla's lol.
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Hey guys, I just got the 23-piece Quadratec Exclusive Gorilla Spline Kit with locks.

I notice the base is significantly narrower than OEM. Is this going to compromise holding the wheel on the axle?
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Is this going to compromise holding the wheel on the axle?
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Hey guys, I just got the 23-piece Quadratec Exclusive Gorilla Spline Kit with locks.

I notice the base is significantly narrower than OEM. Is this going to compromise holding the wheel on the axle?
I've been running these for over a year with my Mickey Thompson Classics and have no issues. I've had the tires on and off multiple times. Just as long as you don't lose the key your fine.
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Hey guys, I just got the 23-piece Quadratec Exclusive Gorilla Spline Kit with locks.

I notice the base is significantly narrower than OEM. Is this going to compromise holding the wheel on the axle?


Can these be found cheaper , $47 seems high for lug nuts . Is the 23 count set just exclusive to Quadratec ???
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We have Gorilla locks on both Jeeps here and I replaced the original lugs on my wife's with Gorilla lugs also because the finish on the OEM's was horrible compared to the chrome and size wise they were a much better match. Only issue I have with them is that they started to rust this spring.

Oh! And as far as pricing, I've bought them all on Ebay. The set of 5 locks I got for my Jeep a few weeks ago were $17.99 + shipping. Gorilla will also send you another key for them for a reasonable price too. I have one here at home in case something happens to the one in the Jeeps.
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These lugs came with my MB Stryker wheels that I've had on for like 6 months. How much are you guys torquing these to? I've been putting them to 90-100 lbs and I have an issue now with their threads getting destroyed and in turn annihilating my studs when I try to get them off.
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Hey guys, I just got the 23-piece Quadratec Exclusive Gorilla Spline Kit with locks. I notice the base is significantly narrower than OEM. Is this going to compromise holding the wheel on the axle?
I returned my set because of this. Im sure it will still work, however with something like that I want the correct size surface to hold a wheel on.
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I returned my set because of this. Im sure it will still work, however with something like that I want the correct size surface to hold a wheel on.

What did you end up getting once you returned the Gorilla ?
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Nothing yet, just back to the stock lugs for now.
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These lugs came with my MB Stryker wheels that I've had on for like 6 months. How much are you guys torquing these to? I've been putting them to 90-100 lbs and I have an issue now with their threads getting destroyed and in turn annihilating my studs when I try to get them off.
I have the Gorilla lugs and I tighten them to the owner's manual specified torque of 95 ft lbs. That's for a 2013. I think other years may be slightly different.
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Hey guys, I just got the 23-piece Quadratec Exclusive Gorilla Spline Kit with locks.

I notice the base is significantly narrower than OEM. Is this going to compromise holding the wheel on the axle?
I got this set from Amazon and it was the same size base as the stock ones I took off.

"Gorilla Automotive 71684N "The System" Acorn Wheel Locks (1/2" Thread Size) - For 6 Lug Wheels"

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I got the set of 24 (normally for 6 lug wheels) which gave me 20 for the wheels, 3 for the spare, and a back up one.

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^2. Even with the Gorilla splines nuts there are 2 versions, a 6 spline and a 5 spline. You can buy a 6 spline socket at any auto store; the 5 spline is only available with the key code through Gorilla. The 5 spline socket will remove both the 5 and 6 spline nuts. The QTec set includes 18 6 spline and five 5 spline nuts.
I think I counted right, and I believe that this has 7 splines. I looked at the one extra one and counted on it. I will go out later and count the splines on the installed ones and make sure they are all 7 spline. The description says that they are all locks - is this not true?
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I got this set from Amazon and it was the same size base as the stock ones I took off.

"Gorilla Automotive 71684N "The System" Acorn Wheel Locks (1/2" Thread Size) - For 6 Lug Wheels"

Amazon.com: Gorilla Automotive 71684N "The System" Acorn Wheel Locks (1/2" Thread Size) - For 6 Lug Wheels: Automotive

I got the set of 24 (normally for 6 lug wheels) which gave me 20 for the wheels, 3 for the spare, and a back up one.



I think I counted right, and I believe that this has 7 splines. I looked at the one extra one and counted on it. I will go out later and count the splines on the installed ones and make sure they are all 7 spline. The description says that they are all locks - is this not true?

Did yo get this in black or chrome / I have a set of Rugged Ridge Wheels coming and want the black chrome lugs
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Did yo get this in black or chrome / I have a set of Rugged Ridge Wheels coming and want the black chrome lugs
I got the chrome as my wheels are silver, but from what I remember, the number for the black ones added BC to the number (for black chrome).

So I ordered the 71684N and for the black ones it would be 71684NBC.

Also, here is a link to an article I read on them:

rubicon4wheeler: Gorilla Wheel Locks
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Oh and BTW - From the article - "The original Jeep lug nuts use a 19mm socket while the new wheel lock key is 13/16" or 21mm. This means that your Jeep's tire iron will not fit your new wheel lock key." So basically I had to throw a four way into the Jeep, in case I ever do need to remove the new lug nuts when I am out and about.
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I had McGards. Don't know if that deterred anyone from stealing my wheels, but it came to an unfortunate happenstance when one of the wouldn't come off. Broke three keys - the original key I had, and a spare I had ordered as a backup, as well as a local dealer's key from the master set. Had to have the lug cut off to get the wheel off. Was it worth the trouble? No. I've left the factory lugs on thereafter.

Lesson learned was (1) never use an impact gun on the locking lugs (or at least I suspect that that is what happened. (2) there must be a better way of doing this - locking lug nuts is a very vulnerable way of locking your wheels that can backfire about as often as they can prevent theft..
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I bought these wheel locks I had them on my TJ and it's impossible to get them off with out the special keyed socket that is included I'm the set there approximately 22 on amazon

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Those will come off with a reverse threaded lug nut remover that's a few bucks at an auto store..

McGard made a modification to the above. They have an aluminum ring that is inset into the outer surface. So a reverse threaded lug nut remover would bite the aluminum ring, and the ring would rotate freely around the lug, thereby preventing use of the reverse threaded lug nut remover to remove the lug. Will definitely prevent theft - but like someone pointed out above, no one's stopping a thief with a master set..
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Splines are usually smaller at the base than the acorns. Splines are used with a lot of aftermarket rims.
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I tried a bunch of different lugs and was never happy with the Gorilla's. The cone just seemed too small. Bought a set of Black Chrome McGards, $70 for the "kit". Happy now. Needed to buy a gorilla 3434 adapter for the stock wrench to fit into the aftermarket rims, but they work great.
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I have both, the McGards is hands down a much, much better lug nut.

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