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Old 02-27-2012, 08:43 AM   #1
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Where to get locking lug nuts?

What size lug nuts do you need to secure the spare and where do you get them from?

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Old 02-27-2012, 08:47 AM   #2
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Nearly any auto parts store will carry them and the size you want is 1/2"x20. You only need one locking lug nut per wheel.

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Old 02-27-2012, 09:24 AM   #3
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I will only use OEM, aftermarket locks have always given my key problems.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:25 AM   #4
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I bought a set of 4 for about $12-$15 at Pep Boys. SHOULD have bought a complete set, which would have cost me maybe $10 more, and I would then have got rid of the crappy OEM Chrysler lugnuts -- the thin metal sheathing tends to deform and eventually tear off the OE ones.
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I got a set of these off of amazon and I like them a lot.
They fit great, look great, and are very well made. The key puts up with an impact wrench and even fits deep set aluminum rims with no problems.

Get this set and you have 5 for each wheel, 3 for the spare, and one extra just in case.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:25 PM   #6
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I have these: Wheel Locks - 5-Lock Sets for Exterior Spare Tires - McGard: Innovative Security Products

Some of the cheaper ones made in China are made of soft steel and will deform when used with an impact wrench.
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What I am doing...
Every lug needs the key and the key is more like a socket so it grabs very well.


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...02_i05_details

For the spare I am using this...

Amazon.com: Master Lock 262DAT Chrome Lug Nut Style Spare Tire Lock: Automotive

It just mounts over a regular lug nut on the spare and they can't get that lug off.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:06 PM   #8
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I have these: Wheel Locks - 5-Lock Sets for Exterior Spare Tires - McGard: Innovative Security Products

Some of the cheaper ones made in China are made of soft steel and will deform when used with an impact wrench.

Those are what came on my Jeep, tried to do a break job over the weekend and the key broke off trying to get the second wheel off. It's costing me $96 to have Goodyear remove the rest of the locks.

I had Gorilla nuts on my old truck and I am putting Gorilla nuts on the jeep. A full set runs about $50 but it is well worth it. They don't break.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:45 PM   #9
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What I am doing...
Every lug needs the key and the key is more like a socket so it grabs very well.


Amazon.com: Gorilla Automotive 71683NBC "The System" Acorn Black Chrome Wheel Locks (1/2" Thread Size) - For 5 Lug Wheels: Automotive

For the spare I am using this...

Amazon.com: Master Lock 262DAT Chrome Lug Nut Style Spare Tire Lock: Automotive

It just mounts over a regular lug nut on the spare and they can't get that lug off.
I saw the spare lock your using and I also saw a bunch of reviews where it wont fit all lug studs.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:59 PM   #10
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Where at in PA are you? I still have my original one with the key that I don't need anymore. I'm less than 10 miles from the border of PA.
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It's costing me $96 to have Goodyear remove the rest of the locks.
You can order a new key or buy an emergency removal tool for way less than that.
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You can order a new key or buy an emergency removal tool for way less than that.
One of the lugs itself busted up too so a new key wouldn't do any good. The guy that had the Jeep before me had the lugs on ridiculously tight.

I looked at getting the tool to remove them. Normally I would probably order one but no one local has it and I have a new set of tires sitting at Goodyear waiting for my rims to show up. I think he said something about doing for me for half price since I am buying a new set of tires from them. For a $1200 set of tires he should do it for free if you ask me but... I guess they got to make their money too. At this point I'm just going to let them do it. It's been raining every day so I don't want to be out messing with it, I don't know how long it would take to get the tool and I want my new wheels. lol

1jeeplvr, you have to use it with a regular old school open lug nut and if the bolt is too long it won't fit. I haven't tried to put it on yet because I don't have the new rims/tires yet but I am hoping that it works.
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What I am doing...
Every lug needs the key and the key is more like a socket so it grabs very well.


Amazon.com: Gorilla Automotive 71683NBC "The System" Acorn Black Chrome Wheel Locks (1/2" Thread Size) - For 5 Lug Wheels: Automotive

For the spare I am using this...

Amazon.com: Master Lock 262DAT Chrome Lug Nut Style Spare Tire Lock: Automotive

It just mounts over a regular lug nut on the spare and they can't get that lug off.
get the gorilla set for 6 lug wheels and you'll have enough to cover the spare, the 6 lug set is the same price as the 5.
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get the gorilla set for 6 lug wheels and you'll have enough to cover the spare, the 6 lug set is the same price as the 5.
I see that, it's a bit too late now. I have the 5 set already and opened it.
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I bought one of those "Master"-type things that fits over the lug, and sent it back within 15 minutes of opening it. They're made of some kind of cast pot-metal, and you could bust one off the lug in a matter of seconds.

Dang! Pep Boys didn't have any of the five-nut sets - and the guy at the counter was no help whatever. Typical.
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I have a 2001 Wrangler, puchased recently...spare has a locking lug nut...which is
great...however, the guy I bought it from did not have the key. No info on the lock
about the company that made it. How do I get the darn thing off?
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I have a 2001 Wrangler, puchased recently...spare has a locking lug nut...which is
great...however, the guy I bought it from did not have the key. No info on the lock
about the company that made it. How do I get the darn thing off?
You could pick yourself up a set of these:
Amazon.com: Access Tools (AETEO) Easy Off Locking Lug Nut Removal Set: Home Improvement
...or I think they sell individual ones at Sears maybe...OR get an old crappy socket that is JUST too small to fit over the locking lug, and pound it on with the biggest hammer you can find, then ratchet 'er off. Good luck with it!
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I have a 2001 Wrangler, puchased recently...spare has a locking lug nut...which is
great...however, the guy I bought it from did not have the key. No info on the lock
about the company that made it. How do I get the darn thing off?
If it's OEM which it probably is, the dealers usually have a master set. You can ask nicly and they may come out and do it for free.

If not, like said above, the common way is to use a cheap socket, bang it on them use the socket to turn it

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