|10-08-2014 10:58 PM|
|10-08-2014 09:39 AM|
|10-08-2014 08:22 AM|
|Geronimo1||Whether you have wheel locks or spline locks check your lugs frequently. Years ago when I was in the army I had wheel locks on the American mags on my '66 Chevelle. Someone apparantely made an effort to steal the wheels and gave up when they got to the lug with the lock. In a hurry to get home on a 3 day pass me and two buddies jumped in the car and headed for Washington DC. After we picked up speed on the interstate we felt a vibration in the rear; slowed down and it went away; speeded up and it came back. And just then the left rear of the car dropped down and we were sliding back and forth across a three lane highway. Thankfully it was 3 AM and there was no traffic. When we finally stopped 3 of the studs had broken off and the tire and wheel shot out from under the car. We finally found the tire and wheel and the one stud that had the wheel lock still on it. Point being, frequently check all of the lugs and locks.|
|10-07-2014 10:00 PM|
|Freedom JK||I'm not sure which brand lug nut locks I have, but they have a light coat of rust on them . They are splined lug nuts. I would lick to replace them with sons that do not rust.|
|10-07-2014 09:05 PM|
Do you have a link or model number to the ones you bought?
|10-07-2014 01:34 AM|
|10-06-2014 11:18 PM|
Black Gorilla Splines here. No issues. I bought the second key as well. They work real well with my Pintler wheels but I also had them with factory Rubicon wheels as well.
When off-road or long distance traveling I still lock up my spare with a Master cable lock.
|10-06-2014 11:02 PM|
|macaw1us||I have both, the McGards is hands down a much, much better lug nut.|
|10-06-2014 06:45 PM|
|stumblinhorse||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.|
|10-06-2014 06:36 PM|
|panthermark||Splines are usually smaller at the base than the acorns. Splines are used with a lot of aftermarket rims.|
|10-06-2014 06:29 PM|
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..
|10-06-2014 06:25 PM|
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..
|10-06-2014 09:50 AM|
|Edge1912||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.|
|10-06-2014 09:44 AM|
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
|10-06-2014 08:55 AM|
Did yo get this in black or chrome / I have a set of Rugged Ridge Wheels coming and want the black chrome lugs
|10-06-2014 08:34 AM|
"Gorilla Automotive 71684N "The System" Acorn Wheel Locks (1/2" Thread Size) - For 6 Lug Wheels"
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.
|10-06-2014 08:16 AM|
|10-06-2014 07:29 AM|
|Fly2crawl||Nothing yet, just back to the stock lugs for now.|
|10-06-2014 07:25 AM|
What did you end up getting once you returned the Gorilla ?
|10-06-2014 07:15 AM|
|10-06-2014 06:04 AM|
|TexasUT||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.|
|10-06-2014 05:16 AM|
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.
|10-06-2014 12:31 AM|
Can these be found cheaper , $47 seems high for lug nuts . Is the 23 count set just exclusive to Quadratec ???
|05-27-2014 06:43 PM|
|05-27-2014 06:38 PM|
|05-11-2014 11:28 AM|
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?
|01-08-2013 11:02 AM|
|Ltblue||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.|
|12-14-2012 11:50 AM|
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.
|12-14-2012 10:56 AM|
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.
|12-13-2012 09:35 PM|
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