A Guide to Locking Lug Nuts

By SRT-Tom · Nov 27, 2020 ·
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    A Guide to Locking Lug Nuts

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    i use the gorilla lugs and locking lug nuts on my challenger, but for the charger, I have been using the Mopar locking lugs nuts
     
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    I believe that the Mopar locking lug nuts are made, or were made, by McGard.
     
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    Mag locks are like most locks. They keep honest people honest but a pro will have no problem getting past them.
     
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    that is correct sir, had to call them up about getting a replacement one time, they guy i spoke to at mcgard said to send him a pic of the key pattern and $25 and 3 days later I had a new key.
     
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    So for $70 thieves can continue stealing wheels... If they are real smart, they'll find out who has a set of replacement keys and steal that too. :D
     
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    Actually they make universal lock removal tools. I never had one but I knew guys that did. Face it, mechanics have to be able to remove them when customers lose the key or other mechanics bugger them up.
     
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    I just ordered a new set of black nuts, all non-locking. Like you said if they want them bad enough they’ll get them off.
     
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    I've never used the locking ones. The winter salt corrodes them to where they won't unlock and then getting them off damages the wheel.
     
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    Sounds painful!:D
     
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