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so i bought new rims and tires for my 1990 FSB, any suggestions on GOOD anti theft lug nuts and sizes????
 

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Live somewhere so the first thing that enters your mind when buying something nice isn't 'how do I make sure poor downtrodden youths don't steal it'.
 

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I put these Gorilla's on my wheels.



I think I paid about $35 on Summit or Jegs for a complete set.
I have these too. They are more for looks than security considering one key fits all
 

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yea, i live in the country and only goto civilization 4/5 times a year but it is usually south dallas in the hood, so i need some SERIOUS shit LOL
 

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yea, i live in the country and only goto civilization 4/5 times a year but it is usually south dallas in the hood, so i need some SERIOUS shit LOL
Not sure how lug nuts will help then, considering they can take the entire truck with a flat head screw driver or a pocket knife.

Yes 1 gorilla key fits all and one hammer will break off any single keyed lug lock.

Shame we have to worry about this stuff.
 

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McGard...comes as a set of 5.



I would be more concerned with my catalytic converter being stolen.
 

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I wish I knew these neighborhoods that steal catalytic converters. I've had vehicles with plugged cats and it'd save me a lot of work if I could just park it somewhere and when I got back I got a free catalytic converterectomy.
 

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Those lugnuts on top are trash.

I've had one back off three times now. Most recent time I can't find it because it liekly happened on the highway.
 

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The sad truth is there is nothing you can really do, other than keep things well documented/insured in case they do get stolen.

Try not to advertise. Don't put audio, gun/weapon, or hot rod parts stickers anywhere on the truck, that just says "valuables inside" to a thief.

I chuckle when I see guys with the "I'm packin' a .44 or something" type stickers. Never let the enemy know what you have, just combat 101....
 

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Those lugnuts on top are trash.

I've had one back off three times now. Most recent time I can't find it because it liekly happened on the highway.
Wow I have had them on 3 trucks. Most recently a 2013 Chevy running 35x12.5x20 MT's and never had one loosen.

I have never ran them with Metal wheels, only aluminum.... Might make a difference.
 

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I've never seen a locking lug nut that couldn't be removed just as easily as any standard lug nut.

Auto parts stores even sell reverse spiral sockets to take off locking lug nuts for those who don't want to ruin a 12 point socket to take them off.
 

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Or maybe a low strength loctite,Something strong enough you can't get off with hand tools but not to strong that a impact can't get it off.
 

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If you have to use loctite on the studs to hold the nuts on, you have a problem.

Aluminum wheels are more likely to loosen the nuts due to thermal expansion/contraction, btw.
 

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I have that gorilla type for my wheels.

I plan on taking my top off this weekend for the summer. Tells would-be thieves (I hope), that I don't have anything to steal - everything is out in the open.
 

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i was able to buy some locking lugs AS WELL as i placed a small rider on my insurance policy for them ...thanks !
 
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