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_fifth_ 05-23-2013 10:33 PM

Locking Lug Nuts?
 
I'm looking to pick up some good locking lug nuts and non locking lug nuts for the focus. I picked up a set of both at Autozone here in town and I broke the key. I went to Autozone and got another set and it was the exact same key so that's kinda weird and makes me uncomfortable. I don't want someone to go out and get the key to my wheels for only like 12 dollars. I know they make different keys and everything but it's still weird. Also the ones I picked up at Autozone are rusting our really really bad. It's time for a new set.

So here's my question... Does anyone know where I can order a set of lug nuts and locking lug nuts online? The wheels I'm running have a cover over the lug nuts so I need them to be super short and not too thick.

I'm having a log of trouble trying to find a set. Anyone have any ideas?

Black00ZX3 05-23-2013 10:37 PM

I bought a set off Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Gorilla-Automo...focus+lug+nuts

_fifth_ 05-23-2013 10:42 PM

I'm afraid those will be too long.

_fifth_ 05-23-2013 10:46 PM

I guess I'm really looking for recommendations on a good brand to look at, I can't deal with rusty nuts or locks

mikebontoft 05-23-2013 10:58 PM

I admit I'm not sure what is a good brand. don't get the locking ones that are just straight ribs.... they come off with just a 6 point socket! If someone really wants your wheels.. they'll get them.

Black00ZX3 05-23-2013 11:08 PM

Gorilla or McGard are going to be better than most. If you tighten them on by hand and take your time they won't rust. Its when you take them to the shop and they use the impact guns that cause a lot of damage to the lugs. The good thing about the black ones is that you can easily touch them up.

Elizabeth 05-24-2013 12:50 AM

I like the Gorilla Brand. Had them on my Contour SVT, and a new black set of 20 locking for my Focus.
ANY wheel lock can be taken off by a smart thief. No question there. The crooks you can stop are the casual idiot.
No problem stopping those sorts with Gorilla locks. Nice that all 20 are locking. And they look nice.

TheGlassMaker 05-24-2013 02:32 AM

I use gorilla brand on my focus. great customer service too. I had to have the key replaced last year. I gave them the key number off the side and within three weeks got another shipped in from cali.

I will gladly use them again when I get wheels for my mazda.

http://www.gorilla-auto.com/

Svizzara 05-24-2013 07:12 AM

most of the ones on this page will be fine. reputable vendor too

http://www.evasivemotorsports.com/mm...tegory_Code=L1

stay away from the Mutekis though, I've heard they're crap. and I'd never use aluminum lugs either... though that's a personal preference. and if you're afraid of rusty wheel studs, don't get open ended lugs

EDIT: just read that you're running a cover over them... not sure about length in that case. at least rust won't be an issue

rambleon84 05-24-2013 07:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by _fifth_ (Post 4736146)
I guess I'm really looking for recommendations on a good brand to look at, I can't deal with rusty nuts or locks

I've used these Gorilla's for a few years now and they still look great.
Gorilla Automotive 21132HT Small Diameter Acorn Chrome 4 Lug Kit
I did order an extra key after I got them, but both keys still work great and I havent lost either of them yet [hihi]


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