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Old 03-29-2012, 08:50 PM   #1
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Locking Lugs - Black - Recommendations?

just ordered some tko wheels and am on the look for recommendations on lugs that lock...are any better than others, size info, preferences, etc...

any feedback would be appreciated.

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Old 03-29-2012, 08:59 PM   #2
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I got gorilla black spline lug nuts, takes a key for all the lugs. Gorilla sells a jeep set that comes with 20 for the jeep and 3 for the spare.

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Gorilla is the way to go


I have been digging through threads about this myself today. It looks like the gorilla is your best bet. You can get them in a 5 (part# 71481NB5) or 23 set.

THE SKINNY on the Gorilla System
Basically what makes these better is that you cannot just go to an auto store and get the key. Each set is unique. The inside and the outside of the lug nut will spin unless the key is in and locks both edges. They give you a sticker, for in the glove box, that has the code if you happen to loose your key to order a new one.

ANOTHER OPTION FOR YOUR SPARE
I find these Heininger Automotive HitchMate® Spare Tire Lock(shown below) to be intriguing also, but they got crap reviews on amazon. It seems if there was a quality product like this it would help deter people from wanting to break into your car to find your lug nut key. I guess if they are that motivated you may well be screwed anyways?
Heininger Automotive HitchMate® Spare Tire Lock
Manufacturer Part No: 6027



Master Craft also makes something like this but it will not fit over the factory lug nuts. Someone on amazon said they were able to get it to work with a smaller aftermarket lug nut. Shown below
Master Lock 262DAT Chrome Lug Nut Style Spare Tire Lock
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:48 PM   #4
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awesome. thanks for the info.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:54 AM   #5
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Procomp sent me free splined nuts with my wheels. One extrememly mild winter and the are rusted already. Are the gorillas good against rusting?
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thank your help.......
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:36 AM   #7
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I oredered the set of four locking gorillas in black and the rest gorilla black regular. -- Cheaper
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X another for Gorilla. I got mine from DTD when I got my black wheels. Came in a box of 24, I think, each with the splines for the key. The 24 set is for 4, 6 lug wheels, but 4 x 5 = 20 + 3 for the spare = one left over for a keychain or something
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Another recommendation for the Gorilla spline lug nut kit.

Purchased these for my Jeep and they are great.

Gorilla Automotive 21783Q23BC - Gorilla Automotive Products Spline Drive Lug Nut Kit - Quadratec
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I got gorilla black spline lug nuts, takes a key for all the lugs. Gorilla sells a jeep set that comes with 20 for the jeep and 3 for the spare.
This is what I am running on my JK in black anodized and I just ordered a set in chrome for my son's ZJ. One thing I particularly like is that it uses a 6-spline socket that is smaller in diameter than a standard socket so less chance of scratching the center cap.

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Another recommendation for the Gorilla spline lug nut kit.

Purchased these for my Jeep and they are great.

Gorilla Automotive 21783Q23BC - Gorilla Automotive Products Spline Drive Lug Nut Kit - Quadratec

I tried to order this kit from Quadratec about a week ago, but the guy I spoke with said they are on "indefinite backorder". Ordered a different kit with regular acorn lugs and 5 locking/spline lugs, and it was about $5 cheaper than the all-spline kit!
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Talking Correction about the spinning feature not coming standard

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I have been digging through threads about this myself today. It looks like the gorilla is your best bet. You can get them in a 5 (part# 71481NB5) or 23 set.

THE SKINNY on the Gorilla System
Basically what makes these better is that you cannot just go to an auto store and get the key. Each set is unique. The inside and the outside of the lug nut will spin unless the key is in and locks both edges. They give you a sticker, for in the glove box, that has the code if you happen to loose your key to order a new one.
I was looking at the lugs and it didn't make sense how they spun. Well it ends up there are 2 types the ones that have only a unique lock and then also the ones that have the spin feature added shown here. Item# 61681B5
Gorilla 61681B5 $15.23 Wheel Locks - Set of 5 Acorn/Tapered Seat, Chrome 13/16" Hex Key Included 1/2" x 20 Thread


It seems like the spinning kind would fill up with mud.

Sorry I didn't notice this before I posted before
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I tried to order this kit from Quadratec about a week ago, but the guy I spoke with said they are on "indefinite backorder". Ordered a different kit with regular acorn lugs and 5 locking/spline lugs, and it was about $5 cheaper than the all-spline kit!
call discount tire... you can get em there too!

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