can anyone tell me were i can get some locking wheel nuts from.
some nice little b###ard was trying to nick me wheels but was caught in the act and ran off
so i think it is time i put some locking nuts on
I just pulled the set of lug nuts off of my Bravada and transferred them over to my Bonneville. Figured the locking lugs would be put to much better use on my chrome rims than on my plain-jane Bravada rims.
One thing that I REALLY like about these lugs is that they are the spline drive type and I believe they were a dealer installed option. The key socket is HEAVY and I have no reserves about it handling whatever is thrown at it unlike the face lock type of locks. I have seen these strip out if removed or installed with an impact. I would never use an impact to loosen or final tighten any lug nuts on any vehicle, but just be careful. Warn any service center that you do not want them to use an impact to loosen or tighten your lugs especially the locking lugs.
That'* true...mine had the locking nuts. Unfortunately, someone (hey not me) lost the key, so the locks had to be forcibly removed. I just now replaced them, after I finally got the 4th wheel replaced. I don't ever want to have to buy another replacement OEM alloy wheel. Too hard to find now, and to expensive.
I have no worries about my rims on my Bonneville. The main reason for switching the lugs was that I got a set of screw on lug covers for free from a friend who got new rims, but I was lacking the lugs with the threads. That was until I realized that my Bravada had the exterior threaded lugs and the locking lugs was just a bonus. So now I won't have my bare nuts showing with my winter rims on (stock 20-spoke honeycomb rims). It was a win-win situation.