Locking lug nuts - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 07-19-2012, 09:22 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 347
Locking lug nuts

Is that the right term for what I am talking about? Would the dealership be able to install those before I pick it up? I'm moving to the D.C. area and to be honest I'm a little worried about someone running away with my new wheels and tires.

__________________
'13 Dozer JK Sport
'98 Stone White TJ Sport (Sold)
Dozer13JK is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-19-2012, 09:27 PM   #2
THW
Jeeper
 
THW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Litchfield Hills area, Connecticut
Posts: 780
My dealer offered 5 locking lug nuts as a dealer option, along with the under spray and paint protection. I said yes to the lugs, no to the other options. My point is that your dealer might also sell them, and if so I'm sure they'd be happy to wrench them on for you.

__________________
2013 Sport S Unlimited, Black
THW is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-19-2012, 09:31 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 347
Quote:
Originally Posted by THW View Post
My dealer offered 5 locking lug nuts as a dealer option, along with the under spray and paint protection. I said yes to the lugs, no to the other options. My point is that your dealer might also sell them, and if so I'm sure they'd be happy to wrench them on for you.
Thanks for the help. I will for sure bring this up.
__________________
'13 Dozer JK Sport
'98 Stone White TJ Sport (Sold)
Dozer13JK is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-19-2012, 09:42 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
WeekenderATX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 542
Good question. I've thought about this too, since my TJ will be living on the street. Can I get aftermarket lockable lugs?
WeekenderATX is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-19-2012, 09:44 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
SKYLINE-CJ5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 87
I've got Gorilla lug nuts on my Jk and CJ
SKYLINE-CJ5 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-19-2012, 09:47 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
ealive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 427
Or you can just say "lock nuts". All the jeeps here in Austin seem to come with them standard. They're not expensive and you / dealer can install them in under 5 minutes. Very easy.
__________________
2012 Black JKU Sport S | 6 Speed | 3.73 | Connectivity | Black Appearance Group
AEV Pintlers in Argent | AEV 2.5" | 315/70R17 Duratracs | Teraflex HD Carrier
ealive is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-19-2012, 09:48 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
Saranrap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: South Jersey (Glassboro)
Posts: 346
the dealer we purchased from in DC (safford) put them on as a "no cost" addition because i guess tires get stolen alot there. When we got home we removed them and stuck them on the spare because they protrude pretty far out from the wheel.

Luckily we live in an area where we dont have to worry about such things... You could also order them and wrench them on, would take you 3 minutes...unless you purchase from safford your getting them automatically, every car had them on the lot
Saranrap is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-19-2012, 09:53 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 347
Thanks for the heads up about D.C. Saranrap. No question about me getting these then. Does anyone know if it takes a special wrench to remove them? Is that something that just anyone can buy? If it is, doesn't that sort of defeat the purpose of them?
__________________
'13 Dozer JK Sport
'98 Stone White TJ Sport (Sold)
Dozer13JK is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-19-2012, 10:17 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
snochick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,113
Images: 2
If you get them make sure they put the key for them in the Jeep. I didn't purchase the option but when they swapped the chrome out for black like I'd asked, they had to use gorilla lug nuts as the stock ones wouldn't fit the Sidebiter's small openings for the nuts.

The dealer forgot to tell me this as it was a last minute change literally minutes before I picked it up. (I was literally standing outside watching them from afar put tires on, paperwork signed and just waiting to drive it home.) 3 Weeks later I went to install extended bump stops behind my spare b/c they didn't do it when they did the lift/tires. Found out rather quickly that I'd been wheeling with no possible way to change a tire. It had never even occurred to me to look at the lug nuts, and the way my wheels are designed, they're barely visible. Luckily I didn't find that out with a flat tire.

The gorilla locks take a special key socket. It looks like a normal socket till you look inside. There are several different styles of lugs/key. So you also gotta make sure they give you the right key.
__________________
Harley Quinn: 2011 JKU Bright Silver Rubicon (His)
Poison Ivy: 2012 JKU Gecko Pearl Sport (Mine)

Jeeps of Old: '89 White YJ (1rst Jeep), '01 TJ Yellow Sport, Mudbird: 2001 TJ Silver Sport (Miss this old girl, may she rest in peace)
snochick is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-19-2012, 10:19 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
ealive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 427
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dozer13JK
Thanks for the heads up about D.C. Saranrap. No question about me getting these then. Does anyone know if it takes a special wrench to remove them? Is that something that just anyone can buy? If it is, doesn't that sort of defeat the purpose of them?

It's a special socket that attaches to your stock wrench for install / removal. You can get them from Quadratec, as can everyone else
__________________
2012 Black JKU Sport S | 6 Speed | 3.73 | Connectivity | Black Appearance Group
AEV Pintlers in Argent | AEV 2.5" | 315/70R17 Duratracs | Teraflex HD Carrier
ealive is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-20-2012, 04:43 AM   #11
Jeeper
 
0II1II0's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: SA, TX
Posts: 542
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dozer13JK View Post
Is that the right term for what I am talking about? Would the dealership be able to install those before I pick it up? I'm moving to the D.C. area and to be honest I'm a little worried about someone running away with my new wheels and tires.
Side note, DC metro varies drastically from area to area. Some areas are best left untraveled while others are as peaceful as a small town USA. Where will be settling?
__________________
"It's good to be back in a Jeep!" Me, 5/28/12
'We are either alone in the universe or we are not. Both ideas are equally terrifying.' Arthur C. Clarke
Medusa - 2012 Wrangler Unlimited Sport
Demi - 2002 Wrangler X
0II1II0 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-20-2012, 06:31 AM   #12
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 347
Quote:
Originally Posted by 0II1II0 View Post
Side note, DC metro varies drastically from area to area. Some areas are best left untraveled while others are as peaceful as a small town USA. Where will be settling?
Close to Joint Base Andrews. From what I hear it is a pretty rough area. Are you familiar with it?
__________________
'13 Dozer JK Sport
'98 Stone White TJ Sport (Sold)
Dozer13JK is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-20-2012, 06:36 AM   #13
Jeeper
 
ilikeguns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 732
I have the Gorilla ones.. The only issue is the "key" broke when the tire place was tightening the nuts. They claim they were hand tightening (not using the impact) but who knows the real story.. I ordered a spare key just in case.
ilikeguns is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-20-2012, 06:59 AM   #14
Jeeper
 
0II1II0's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: SA, TX
Posts: 542
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dozer13JK View Post
Close to Joint Base Andrews. From what I hear it is a pretty rough area. Are you familiar with it?
Enough to know what you've heard is accurate. On base, as always, things are rainbows and unicorns. Off base, it depends on which direction you go. (Closer to DC bad. Closer to Annapolis good.) You can easily commute from a nicer area to Andrews but it's still DC traffic. It's been a lot of years since I've been down in that area so I'm not 100% sure what areas are best. (I'm closer to Baltimore) Your best bet is to get on base and ask around.
__________________
"It's good to be back in a Jeep!" Me, 5/28/12
'We are either alone in the universe or we are not. Both ideas are equally terrifying.' Arthur C. Clarke
Medusa - 2012 Wrangler Unlimited Sport
Demi - 2002 Wrangler X
0II1II0 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-20-2012, 07:11 AM   #15
Jeeper
 
i2canoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Montreal
Posts: 96
The dealers in Montreal install lock-nuts automatically, they tack on the small charge to the prep but it's something I appreciate - the insurance company likes it as well, as with ID engraving the auto's parts which I recommend as well.
__________________

"The people do not make the land....the land makes the people". . . Mohawk Proverb
{CRUSH WRANGLER Ordered OCT 3rd Delivered Dec 2nd, 2011}
i2canoe is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-20-2012, 07:20 AM   #16
Jeeper
 
Kelsey73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,258
I've been meaning to get some for my spare. We go to DC every now and then and it always worries me I'll come back to a spare-less jeep. I generally stay in the tourist parts though.
__________________
2012 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara- Bright White
Kelsey73 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-20-2012, 07:55 AM   #17
Jeeper
 
countrybassist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Washington PA
Posts: 365
I live in a safe area, but that doesn't mean that something can't happen. I only have a lock on my spare.

__________________
Northern by birth, Southern by choice.

It's better to be a hick than it is to be a dick.
countrybassist is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



logo carid shop wrangler parts carid fender flares custom wheels store avs deflectors at carid
» Rates
Get low rates on auto insurance in Canada!

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:10 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC