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Lug Nut locks...which one is better?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by t-frax, May 17, 2009.

  1. May 17, 2009 at 3:16 PM
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    t-frax

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    i've been procrastinating about getting lug nut locks for my 2008 sport. i have the stock 17" alloy wheels.
    after reading and seeing the horrible shit that happened to TC2008 i've deciding to stop procastinating and get the lug locks.

    i've heard of the TRD ones
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    and the Gorrilla ones
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    the gorrila ones seem to have a better key that is less likely to break or break the lug itself and i can either get the standard 4 locks or have all my lugs (24lugs) all lock lugs compared to the trd ones.

    does anyone have experience with either? which is better? pros or/and cons?
     
  2. May 17, 2009 at 3:30 PM
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    papabear050

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    Didn't your stock wheels come with a lug nut lock? Mine did, but it's only one on each tire.
     
  3. May 17, 2009 at 3:32 PM
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  4. May 17, 2009 at 3:38 PM
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    yeah really! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ !!!!
     
  5. May 17, 2009 at 3:57 PM
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    tigerfan00

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    i have the TRD locks...all of my lug nuts are the locking TRD locks...they came with my Ivan Stewarts
     
  6. May 17, 2009 at 4:05 PM
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    no. none are locking. are they supposed to come with them?

    so are the trd ones pretty good? i heard of people breaking the key or the lug by torgue too hard. not sure if thats true or not though.

    i'm leaning towards the gorillas because they have a full set of ALL 24 locking lugs. (yeh sounds like over kil but better safe than sorry if i have the cash to spend), i don't think trd has that.
     
  7. May 17, 2009 at 4:07 PM
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    tigerfan00

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    mine came in 4 packs of 6 lug nuts...with 4 keys...

    i havent broken a key yet
     
  8. May 17, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    where and how much did you get yours if you don't mind me asking? i've seen a pack of 4 trd lug locks for like $35 online. haven't seen them with 6 in a pack. must be different part #.

    they aren't acorn style either right? i believe mind are the flat ones.
     
  9. May 17, 2009 at 4:13 PM
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    ummm

    mine look just like the pic you posted...but they came in the boxes with my wheels (i have trd ivan stewart wheels)

    i didnt pay for either...won them in a give a way
     
  10. May 17, 2009 at 4:20 PM
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    I'm looking for a set as well but in black. I'm going to check with Discount Tire tomorrow.
     
  11. May 17, 2009 at 4:44 PM
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    just have your dealer get them, don't scrimp on security.(if you still have stock wheels)
    that said, I tried to find other brands and none really fit as well as the genuine toyota ones. One on each wheel is plenty to discourage criminals.

    BTW this was my 1st mod, 2nd was a alarm.
    and these don't always come from the dealer on a new vehicle, it's technically an option.
     
  12. May 17, 2009 at 4:48 PM
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    thanks for the input. looks like the trd or toyota brand is the way to go. i'm probably gonna stop by the dealership tomorrow since i have the day off and also still have a 10% off coupon for accessories.
    hopefully they aren't too expensive at the dealership compared to the online sites.
     
  13. May 17, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    The standard locks toyota sells are made by McGard. I've had McGard lugs and locks on every vehicle I've owned and never once did I have a key go bad. Just make sure you never use an impact tool on your locks/key.

    I have purchased all of my "Tough Nuts" from Summit Racing. They always seem to have the lowest total cost.

    Marc M
     
  15. May 17, 2009 at 5:34 PM
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  16. May 17, 2009 at 5:35 PM
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    10% off of what? How much do these things cost? I've never looked into them, but my wife's new car has one on each wheel and it got me thinking about getting a set for the Taco.
     
  17. May 17, 2009 at 5:47 PM
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    I'll second not using impact wrenches on the locking lug nuts, I've had the head of the locking nut (insert gutter humor) snap off, they were McGard lug nuts, the dip shits at Sears just didn't understand. Never again.
     
  18. May 17, 2009 at 5:58 PM
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    Ordered a set of TRD locks earlier today online at the Toyota Parts Store. I got freaked out when I saw what happened to that dudes truck from Garden Grove, CA. I'm about 5 miles from where he lives!
     
  19. May 17, 2009 at 6:17 PM
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    when i bought my truck the dealership gave me a coupon for 10% off any accessory in their store. online they are bout $35. im guessing that at the dealership they would be like $40 or up.
     
  20. May 17, 2009 at 6:28 PM
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    ive used the impact gun on mine every time...no issues whatsoever...and ive got 24 locking lug nuts

    the TRD ones are the spline style btw
     
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