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Old 10-21-2015, 12:34 PM   #1
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Does anybody use the lock lug-nuts from Ford?

I put mine on and I think my wheels look hideous. Should I even bother since my dealer didn't put them on? Thanks in advance.


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they will make it more difficult for the junkies to steal your rims...nothing stops the pro's. I bought a set of 24 Gorilla brand all locks (24 was $1 more than 20) and they look fine. I prefer the design of Gorilla as compared to the McGuard? they are less likely to cam out.
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The Ford stick out about an inch from the wheel. I hate it! I will look for replacements I didn't think of that.
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The Ford stick out about an inch from the wheel. I hate it! I will look for replacements I didn't think of that.
Ford's locking lugs look stupid, I agree. But I don't see them when I am driving......
I've had Gorilla locks on previous cars, and they work and look fine....also, not too expensive when you consider that you are replacing all of the lugs. I never had any trouble with the finish on them either, as the tire shop is not placing the air wrench on the lugs, only on the key, which is kind of nice.
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Hints: get an extra key, keep both in your car (hidden) also wrap the key with tape to prevent scratches and you can write your phone # on it if you leave it at the shop it may come back.
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I had a shop loose a key on my wife's car. That is excellent advice!
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I have dumped the lock nuts on all my cars since 25 years. No issues and looks great. Also dumped all the original nuts on this 2012 GT because they did not survive the wheel changes !!! Got after market nicer nuts and no locks.

Still got my wheels & tires.
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I have dumped the lock nuts on all my cars since 25 years. No issues and looks great. Also dumped all the original nuts on this 2012 GT because they did not survive the wheel changes !!! Got after market nicer nuts and no locks.

Still got my wheels & tires.
I don't live in a high crime area, so off they go!

I will look into aftermarket lug nuts because mine are showing wear from one tire rotation!
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Did you folks know that they make a hardened plastic socket for the air wrench to fit your wheel lugs? Ask for them to use it when at the tire shop. Most tire shops have one for those who care to ask them to use it.
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Did you folks know that they make a hardened plastic socket for the air wrench to fit your wheel lugs? Ask for them to use it when at the tire shop. Most tire shops have one for those who care to ask them to use it.
I ordered the Gorilla lug nuts. After researching they are the bomb! Lol
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