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Old 04-22-2011, 10:19 AM   #1
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Lug nut size

I am about to order new lugs and locking lugs for my TJ. Any idea what size they are? I'm looking at McGard, anyone have any experience with them?

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I think they are 1/2- 20 and you can get them 3/4 socket size or 13/16.

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some/most aluminum rims will slightly recess the lug nut. If yours do, then you'll need a 3/4 and a thin walled impact socket. Otherwise you can do it with a 13/16, but you'll scratch the hell out of the rims.

If they are steel, this is not a concern...
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I think they are 1/2- 20 and you can get them 3/4 socket size or 13/16.
Yep, 1/2-20 is correct.
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:09 AM   #5
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Thanks guys! Some of my friends at the fire station helped me realize yesterday that I NEED locking lugs, which I have been procrastinating on getting. I came outside this morning and my Jeep was wheel-less, all 5. So, after some scavenger hunting, I made it home and am about to order some wheel security.
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Oh wait, you mean your firehouse buddies did you a favor by removing your wheels for you to show they can be stolen. I first thought they had really been stolen.
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Lol I've been wanting to do the same!
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:51 AM   #8
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Yes, they taught me a lesson. It took me almost an hour to find all 5 wheels. Each one had a note with a clue attached.
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As far as wheel locks go I prefer the factory locks, their method of keys is better then a lot of the aftermarket locks.
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The McGard locks seem to utilize the same type of 'key' that the OE ones use
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Yes, they taught me a lesson. It took me almost an hour to find all 5 wheels. Each one had a note with a clue attached.
HAHA
Well maybe you can convince the guys to "accidentally" drop the hose next time your buddy is on lead, you know.. to teach him something about something. HA

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