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Old 09-03-2015, 02:18 PM   #1
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Alloy Wheels-Locking lug nuts

I would like input from others about installing locking lug nuts to the optional alloy wheels. My understanding is they would be a 13/16 size. Not available through ETI but I would like to purchase prior to delivery later this month. I just want to keep my wheels (and spare) safe. Thanks.
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Old 09-03-2015, 02:28 PM   #2
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Honestly, I believe it really isn't necessary to use locking lug nuts, and if they malfunction, can be extremely difficult to remove. I would be more concerned about theft of what the wheels are attached to.
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I would like input from others about installing locking lug nuts to the optional alloy wheels. My understanding is they would be a 13/16 size. Not available through ETI but I would like to purchase prior to delivery later this month. I just want to keep my wheels (and spare) safe. Thanks.
Way more trouble than it's worth to me - thinking about trying to futz with the key on a dark and stormy evening on the soft shoulder of a road in the middle of nowheresville with lightning all around.............
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And those wheels are relatively inexpensive. The tire likely costs more.
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I use a spline type nut and I keep the spline socket in my setup kit. Discount Tire always does those for me. Not really a locking nut type which can be troublesome, but it prevents the casual theft and is easy to deal with when removing a tire, etc.
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