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Good one-piece lug nuts? #4509060
09/06/17 01:05 PM
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Rochester, MI, US, World
Klutch9 Offline OP
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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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Re: Good one-piece lug nuts? [Re: Klutch9] #4509074
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Gorilla nuts are apparently quite good.


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Re: Good one-piece lug nuts? [Re: Klutch9] #4509086
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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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Re: Good one-piece lug nuts? [Re: Klutch9] #4509088
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Gorilla are good, recommend getting the heat treated version. They sell both.


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Re: Good one-piece lug nuts? [Re: Klutch9] #4509124
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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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Re: Good one-piece lug nuts? [Re: Klutch9] #4509130
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Top line gorillas are really nice. Excellent finish that simply does not show handling and abuse. The quality is there...


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Re: Good one-piece lug nuts? [Re: Klutch9] #4509191
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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.

Re: Good one-piece lug nuts? [Re: Klutch9] #4509229
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I have McGard and have been pleased.


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Re: Good one-piece lug nuts? [Re: Klutch9] #4509242
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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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Re: Good one-piece lug nuts? [Re: bdcardinal] #4509273
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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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Re: Good one-piece lug nuts? [Re: LeakySeals] #4509305
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Santa Barbara, CA
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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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Re: Good one-piece lug nuts? [Re: Klutch9] #4509309
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McGuard and I believe we got some Dorman for my daughter's Jeep.

Re: Good one-piece lug nuts? [Re: Klutch9] #4509318
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The Dormans will rust in short order.

Re: Good one-piece lug nuts? [Re: OVERKILL] #4509320
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Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
Gorilla nuts are apparently quite good.


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Re: Good one-piece lug nuts? [Re: Klutch9] #4509329
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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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