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I need some Lug Nuts...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MudFrog, Sep 24, 2001.

  1. MudFrog

    MudFrog 1/2 ton status

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    The lug nuts that came with my 14 FF are too short for my wheels. My socket looses a grip on them before they tighten the wheel down. Where can I get some long 9/16" nuts that have the acorn shape end? Or if anyone of you have some old ones I might take them. I need 16 of them.

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  2. Pure Insanity

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    Just about any tire store should be able to get them.

    I get all the exercise I need pushing my luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. HarryH3

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    Like these? <a target="_blank" href=http://www.mcgard.com/automotive/lug_cs_duplex.html>http://www.mcgard.com/automotive/lug_cs_duplex.html</a> Summit sells the McGard line of lug nuts and wheel locks. They're excellent quality are guaranteed not to chip or rust, ever! [​IMG]

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  4. BurbinOR

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    One man's opinion - McGard wheel locks suck. Can't get the proper torque on them without the chance (and it isn't a far fetched chance - ask me how I know) of rounding off the 'key' that they give you. I prefer Gorilla locks - they completely encase the lug nut and are much safer to use.

    Just my $.07

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  5. HarryH3

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    How long ago did you have that problem? One set I had many years ago had a key that was hard to keep in the slot. The newer McGard locks have a sleeve that fits over the locking lug to keep the key from getting twisted sideways. I've used 'em on several vehicles without a problem. The Gorilla locks just look like they would be much easier to defeat, with all those little teeth around the outside. Plus when I lived in the land of salted roads, McGard's seemed to be the only ones that didn't rust.

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    Ditto on the Gorillas - I tore my key to shreds installing McGards the first time around. And both are insanely easy to defeat - Mac and Snap-On both sell a socket for easy removal of both varieties.

    Special thanks to those lost from IAFF Locals 94 and 854 - You shall never be forgotten
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  7. MudFrog

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    On the way home I stoped by autozone and they have some that works and covers the whole stud for $1.29 each. I went ahead and picked these up.

    89 K5 Silverado
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  8. 78Jimmyish

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    I like the ones that are completely round on the outside with the clover shaped key that fits in the middle. I have one on each wheel. Not sure where they came from or who makes them, but they seem like they'd be pretty difficult to defeat.
     
  9. HarryH3

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    Those are the McGard locks.

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    D'oh! Well, I guess if someone sells a key for them..they can't be that secure.
     
  11. HarryH3

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    Huh? You lost me there. Who was talking about selling the keys?

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