Lug Nuts - OEM for the Ford GT, fits GT350/R & all Mustangs

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  1. morjo02

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    thank you !!!
     
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    I'm wondering if the Gorilla locking lugs can handle 150 ft lbs. Anyone use them yet? I wouldn't mind using 1 on each rim rather than 5 for that reason.

    On my car, I was able to use 13/16" with a perfect fit on 3 of my wheels, but needed 21mm on the 4th wheel for all 5 lugs! Go figure! I could force the smaller 13/16 socket onto the lug, but it was clearly going to cause problems and I could not get the nut out of the socket by hand. I've read that some OEM lugs are different size than others with those stupid chrome caps.
     
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    I have gorilla locking lug nuts - 96643BDX. All nuts are locking and black. They have no problem getting torqued to 150 ft lbs. work perfectly.
     
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    Those look like the same junk two piece stock units in black. As far as finish durability I would say it was low due to the warning about using a non-marring socket by hand.

    Get some Gorillas.

    10k miles @ 150# and so far so good.
     
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    12 lug nuts on my 17 R have deformed and no longer fit 21mm, and 22mm strips the edges. Despite buying a new Raptor and new R last year, both with 8 year extended warranties and the wheel and tire warranty for the R, ford told me to F off and they wouldn't cover under warranty. Wanted $7.50 each for replacements that would just do the same thing next year. I just bought the $65 black gorilla lugs for a pack of 20, not worth the fight.

    Just overall disappointed with Fords service (two different dealers) and I've never gotten a loaner even when the R ac compressor went out this summer and Raptors tailgate was misaligned from factory. They wanted to diagnose and me to come back to the dealer later for the loaner. /end rant
     
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    I swapped my lugs out to Gorilla Blacks last weekend. First time the wheels were off the car. I learned that my torque wrench only goes up to 150 ft-lbs. Scary!
     
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    I use them, no problem at all.
     
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    Just a heads-up that torque wrenches lose their accuracy the closer they are to their high or low limits. It might not be a bad idea to get a higher-quality wrench given the application.
     
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    Exactly! That is why it was so scary at the top end of the instrument range. I run an engineering department, and I broke a few rules here.:headbang:
     
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    Don't skimp on a quality torque wrench. Ive been an aviation mechanic for 30+ years and this is something you don't want to save a few bucks on.
     
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    Air Impacts seems to destroy stock lug nuts., So I never use them. Hence all of mine are still 21mm. Now I have aftermarket rims, lighter than stock, so I torque the lugs to 130 lbs-ft. To check the accuracy of the click style torque wrench (mine goes to 200 lbs-ft), check it with the sweep style. If you have access to one.
     
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