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#4509060 - 09/06/17 01:05 PM Good one-piece lug nuts?
Klutch9 Offline


Registered: 01/07/09
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Loc: Rochester, MI, US, World
Our Fusion has 2-piece lugs, like most vehicles. They were replaced when the vehicle was only a year old... some recall, I forget why exactly. Anyway, 6 years later, half of them are swollen and the 19mm socket gets stuck. None of them have any rust, so they look good, but are a pain taking on and off. I want to get some good replacements but have no idea which ones to get. I've heard that those Gorilla branded ones are pretty nice. I can get them at O'Reilly locally if that's the case. What other brands are decent?

FWIW, I don't want/need locking nuts. The car has steelies with factory wheel covers, so nothing worth stealing.
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#4509074 - 09/06/17 01:20 PM Re: Good one-piece lug nuts? [Re: Klutch9]
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Registered: 04/28/08
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Gorilla nuts are apparently quite good.
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#4509086 - 09/06/17 01:27 PM Re: Good one-piece lug nuts? [Re: Klutch9]
JTK Offline


Registered: 08/14/03
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Loc: Buffalo, NY
Gorillas are good. McGard is great. Used to be anyway. I have no experience with them recently. Their top of the line stuff used to be machined out of hex stock, then heat treated.
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#4509088 - 09/06/17 01:29 PM Re: Good one-piece lug nuts? [Re: Klutch9]
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Registered: 04/03/17
Posts: 1444
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Gorilla are good, recommend getting the heat treated version. They sell both.
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#4509124 - 09/06/17 02:18 PM Re: Good one-piece lug nuts? [Re: Klutch9]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
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Loc: Waco, TX
O'Reilly's sells some nice ones, but I'm a little shocked at how expensive they are....

I'm too old..... I remember when lug buts were $0.19 each

It's tough paying $2-$3 per lug nut
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#4509130 - 09/06/17 02:24 PM Re: Good one-piece lug nuts? [Re: Klutch9]
SteveSRT8 Offline


Registered: 10/10/08
Posts: 18958
Loc: Sunny Florida
Top line gorillas are really nice. Excellent finish that simply does not show handling and abuse. The quality is there...
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#4509191 - 09/06/17 03:48 PM Re: Good one-piece lug nuts? [Re: Klutch9]
Kestas Offline



Registered: 06/04/02
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Loc: The Motor City
http://www.ezaccessory.com/lug_nuts_s/18779.htm

I've bought from this site before. Easy to understand what you're buying and good prices.

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#4509229 - 09/06/17 04:30 PM Re: Good one-piece lug nuts? [Re: Klutch9]
bdcardinal Offline


Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 11008
Loc: Santa Barbara, CA
I have McGard and have been pleased.
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#4509242 - 09/06/17 04:40 PM Re: Good one-piece lug nuts? [Re: Klutch9]
HoosierJeeper Offline


Registered: 11/23/16
Posts: 1276
Loc: WI
I just got some DP Auto Accessory ones for my Liberty, $23 for a set of 20, they look good, first winter will tell!
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#4509273 - 09/06/17 05:06 PM Re: Good one-piece lug nuts? [Re: bdcardinal]
LeakySeals Offline


Registered: 02/18/11
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Loc: Hudson, NH
Originally Posted By: bdcardinal
I have McGard and have been pleased.

I just looked up the McGard set for my truck. Almost $200 cry
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#4509305 - 09/06/17 05:32 PM Re: Good one-piece lug nuts? [Re: LeakySeals]
bdcardinal Offline


Registered: 06/03/05
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Loc: Santa Barbara, CA
Originally Posted By: LeakySeals
Originally Posted By: bdcardinal
I have McGard and have been pleased.

I just looked up the McGard set for my truck. Almost $200 cry


The install set for my Mustang was less than $40 on Amazon Prime.
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#4509309 - 09/06/17 05:37 PM Re: Good one-piece lug nuts? [Re: Klutch9]
NYEngineer Offline


Registered: 12/12/06
Posts: 1572
Loc: NY, NY
McGuard and I believe we got some Dorman for my daughter's Jeep.

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#4509318 - 09/06/17 05:45 PM Re: Good one-piece lug nuts? [Re: Klutch9]
NHGUY Offline


Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 5053
Loc: USA
The Dormans will rust in short order.

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#4509320 - 09/06/17 05:51 PM Re: Good one-piece lug nuts? [Re: OVERKILL]
123Saab Offline


Registered: 10/27/10
Posts: 1582
Loc: PA
Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
Gorilla nuts are apparently quite good.


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#4509329 - 09/06/17 06:01 PM Re: Good one-piece lug nuts? [Re: Klutch9]
Crusher Offline


Registered: 08/11/16
Posts: 93
Loc: Illinois
Klutch9
I think I've got a good answer for you. I currently drive a 2011 Ford Expedition EL King Ranch 4x4 which I ordered new. I've had my tires rotated every 5000-7500 miles. I was having my tires rotated @ a Ford Dealership when it had 100k miles and was informed I had swollen lug nuts. I paid to replace them with the original lug nuts for about $120. Well barely 2 yrs and 60k miles later I get the same information from my local Discount Tire, Swollen lug nuts. I asked if there was a fix. This problem is getting tiresome. Long story short they install these Bimecc wheel locking bolts all the way around for $60. I keep the key in the glove box which takes a 21mm socket. Hopefully problem solved. I hope this helps!
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