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zx5fanatic 11-20-2012 12:46 PM

McGuard Wheel Nuts?
 
I've been looking for some replacement wheel nuts since some of mine don't match. It looks like McGuard is one of the more reputable companies. Can anyone confirm this for me? Do you have their wheel nuts or wheel locks? If so, how would you rate them? Or would you recommend something Else?Thanks.

Indy'sexclusiveZx3 11-20-2012 01:00 PM

Gorilla lugs are the best had mine for over two years and no dust on them at all

zx5fanatic 11-20-2012 01:14 PM

That's interesting because I've heard nothing but bad things about Gorilla. Everyone always says that the caps fall off the nuts, etc.

SkyPilot 11-20-2012 02:42 PM

I have no exprience with Gorilla. However I have with McGuard. They are tob notch best quality out there.

Kal El 11-20-2012 03:19 PM

McGaurd all the way

Elizabeth 11-20-2012 05:26 PM

I had Gorilla set of 20 locking on my previous car for 13 years..
Loved them.
And bought a new set right away for my 2012 Focus.
I bought the black ones, and after polishing them before putting them on, they have stayed nice and are great, one year now.
Sometimes filks disparage another product just to 'cut' it for no reason.
Gorilla is a great product IMO.

Geezer 11-20-2012 05:57 PM

McGard are a little better quaility than Gorilla but also tend to cost more. Gorilla's are just fine especially for the budget conscience.

Indy'sexclusiveZx3 11-20-2012 07:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zx5fanatic (Post 4463736)
That's interesting because I've heard nothing but bad things about Gorilla. Everyone always says that the caps fall off the nuts, etc.

That's weird because all the gorilla lugs I have used and seen are a one peice lug

Geezer 11-20-2012 08:51 PM

Gorilla, as did some other companies, had issues with the hex drive tuner lug design. The design is such that applying too much torque to this style nut could twist the top of the nut off. This was quite some time ago and my guess is that they have changed the design of this type of nut to prevent the problem. I've also heard that's its hard to properly torque this kind of nut. That said, they have several dozen (or more) conventional designs that work fine.

Ox-y-GenIII 11-21-2012 01:58 AM

McGaurd and Gorilla lugs are both great, but in my opinion McGuard locks suck big time. At least the designs.ive tried in the past. The ones with the odd shaped star for a key/lock combo. Way too shallow that it stripped out when torquing to 100lbs and it was only at about 80 lbs when each one twisted and stripped. Just too shallow or it would be fine


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