Gorilla Wheel Locks

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  1. T Bone

    T Bone SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    image.jpeg I finally had time to install these wheel locks and I took a look to confirm the factory lug nuts and wheel locks both had the same seat.

    Confirmed. Tapered.

    But not so happy that it looks like the Gorilla wheel locks have 60% or so of the contact area of the factory lug nuts.

    Let's see how they hold up.
     
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  2. PlumTexasCrazy

    PlumTexasCrazy HELLCAT LIFE MEMBER Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    I've been thinking about that very seriously!! With all the theft being reported!! I need to protect those wheels!!
     
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    MABBRYFL30 NYS President Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    Excellent and thank you for posting
     
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    Ive read that they develop rust after not very long. Im thinking of looking at other brands to see what else is out there
     
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    Do they sell a black finish product?
     
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    Gorilla 96643 BDX is the correct style with black finish
     
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    Hb hellcat Black Betty...BamAlam!!!

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    I've got black ones on mine. No problems whatsoever. Been on and off dozens of times.
     
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  8. T Bone

    T Bone SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I would look into anti-seize compound....
     
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    Anyone know the part number to the non locking black gorilla lug nuts?
     
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    Not rusting onto the studs, rusting on the outside
     
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    Look cool and definitely serve a laudable purpose. I just don't keep or take my Cat to places that I'm that all concerned about other than a door ding. But you truly never know.
     
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    Im the same way, almost feel like i wouldnt need em at all only because i never take it anywhere shady and leave it. It always ends up home in the garage every night. I'm sure that the one time i decide to go somewhere overnight and stay at a hotel they'll disappear now lol. I may rethink it now...
     
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    We have a major issue in our area where newer OEM Kia and Honda rims are being stolen within the NYC area and Westchester area. Dealers and Police began handing out wheel locks for dirt cheap or for free to combat the issue. The joke was they were literally as fast as a nascar pit crew. They have scout cars and a van with air impact guns and a few guys.

    Wheel locks do nothing to stop them, it adds a few seconds extra per tire. They throw a socket that fits over it or break em. I'm not saying Wheel locks aren't worth it as it would prevent your sterotypical guy who wants to just take rims once in a while, but the pro's or career rim theifs won't be stopped.

    On the consumer end, Some shops and dealers hate dealing with wheel locks if they never get changed out every couple to few years. They rust or seize and the shop now has to tell you they need to charge you X amount of dollars to free em. Not pretty.
     
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    DGatzby Gold Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member Midwest Regional Pres.

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    TBone, those are for custom wheels. As per Str8u, the correct selection for the upgrade for OEM wheels are these. Taper etc. MUCH improved. Look at my scratches, they have more than enough taper. The tarnished nasty looking one on the right...less than 1000 miles never even been in the rain. They dent, they look horrible and if you are going to be changing sets often like me, they will strip apart. The Gorrilla nuts have been on and off about a half dozen times now.

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