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Anyone have issues with the stock chrome finish lugs? The last two weekends two have rounded off. One was by with hand tools the other was with an impact gun. Gorillas showing up tomorrow.

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Same thing happened to me. Bought the black gorillas to for my stock wheels
 

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Same thing happened to me. Bought the black gorillas to for my stock wheels
Any issues with those yet? The price is concerning, considering I want these to last till I get my rota grids(could be a few months)

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It's totally common across the board with Ford. I destroyed a few of the factory one's within a couple of months since I'm always taking my wheels on/off for autocross. I replaced them with the 6 spline gorilla one's, I needed something skinnier to it my autox wheels better, and have taken them on/off probably 50 in the last year and haven't had a single issue.
 

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It's totally common across the board with Ford. I destroyed a few of the factory one's within a couple of months since I'm always taking my wheels on/off for autocross. I replaced them with the 6 spline gorilla one's, I needed something skinnier to it my autox wheels better, and have taken them on/off probably 50 in the last year and haven't had a single issue.
Awesome! What wheels do you use for autocross?

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Anyone have issues with the stock chrome finish lugs? The last two weekends two have rounded off. One was by with hand tools the other was with an impact gun. Gorillas showing up tomorrow.

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The factory lug nuts are two piece consisting of a regular steel lug nut with a chrome cover made of thin stamped sheet metal. If not extremely careful seating your socket they will distort.
 

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Any issues with those yet? The price is concerning, considering I want these to last till I get my rota grids(could be a few months)

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No Issues so far. They were on my winter wheels and now my stock snowflakes. I should also mention I dont use an impact to break them loose, just to unthread them the last bit.
 

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No Issues so far. They were on my winter wheels and now my stock snowflakes. I should also mention I dont use an impact to break them loose, just to unthread them the last bit.
Just always make sure you're seated the whole way on them and that you don't slip off slightly as you tighten/loosen...oh and don't overtighten. They will absolutely get mangled and you'll be cutting them off saying some bad words
 

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Just always make sure you're seated the whole way on them and that you don't slip off slightly as you tighten/loosen...oh and don't overtighten. They will absolutely get mangled and you'll be cutting them off saying some bad words
Noted. This weekend I had to sacrifice a 19mm socket to get one lug nut off because i didnt get it fully torqued.

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Just always make sure you're seated the whole way on them and that you don't slip off slightly as you tighten/loosen...oh and don't overtighten. They will absolutely get mangled and you'll be cutting them off saying some bad words
Noted. This weekend I had to sacrifice a 19mm socket to get one lug nut off because i didnt get it fully torqued.

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Couple of weeks ago when I changed my lug nuts. I had to beat on a 18 mm socket. It pretty much sheered the whole chrome cap right off.
 

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Just make sure that when you switch to aftermarket lug nuts, you save the five "best" OE lug nuts and leave in foam in the spare tire well--they're the only ones that will work with your steelie spare tire.
 

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Just make sure that when you switch to aftermarket lug nuts, you save the five "best" OE lug nuts and leave in foam in the spare tire well--they're the only ones that will work with your steelie spare tire.

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Noted. This weekend I had to sacrifice a 19mm socket to get one lug nut off because i didnt get it fully torqued.

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Couple of weeks ago when I changed my lug nuts. I had to beat on a 18 mm socket. It pretty much sheered the whole chrome cap right off.
We've all been there...I sacrificed my friend's socket when it happened on mine...never did pay him back...but he got overly friendly with my now ex-girlfriend so I guess that's just how the cookie was meant to crumble bahaha
 

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We've all been there...I sacrificed my friend's socket when it happened on mine...never did pay him back...but he got overly friendly with my now ex-girlfriend so I guess that's just how the cookie was meant to crumble bahaha
That's a bummer. I got new lugs in yesterday. However I went to go do a 1 for 1 swap on em, but my flex head 12" ratchet isn't providing enough leverage, may have to go to a buddy's place this weekend.

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That's a bummer. I got new lugs in yesterday. However I went to go do a 1 for 1 swap on em, but my flex head 12" ratchet isn't providing enough leverage, may have to go to a buddy's place this weekend.

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dont bring your girlfriend!
 

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dont bring your girlfriend!
Lol, Shes out of town this weekend. I did swapped 18 of the nuts out yesterday, as well as installed a tb performance mid chassis brace. Had to get a bolt removal socket the get the last 2 off today in the autozone parking lot.

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Just make sure that when you switch to aftermarket lug nuts, you save the five "best" OE lug nuts and leave in foam in the spare tire well--they're the only ones that will work with your steelie spare tire.
Definitely not true. I put my spare on with my Gorilla 6 spline lug nuts when this happened.
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