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Old 02-02-2007, 02:05 PM   #1
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I am purchasing a set of Work XD9s very soon and I'm pretty sure I will need some 'tuner' lug nuts to fit nicely in the deep and narrow 'lug nut spaces' on the wheels. What are my options for wheel locks? I assume that if i get a set of 16 'tuner' lug nuts such as Muteki(sp) or others, locks wont be included in the set. Is there a strong, narrow, and cost effective wheel lock set that I could use for these wheels? Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-02-2007, 02:55 PM   #2
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correction: 20 'tuner' lugs...sometimes I forget I'm not driving a Honda anymore
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Old 02-02-2007, 03:00 PM   #3
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hondas have 20 too, btw...


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Old 02-02-2007, 03:08 PM   #4
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not my old civic. 4 per wheel x 4 = 16.

anyone have any useful feedback?
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Old 02-03-2007, 03:05 AM   #5
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Muteki keys will break like its their job. Even with the correct torque! I recommend a better set of lugnuts since they are sturdier and the key is better built. My advice...stay away from muteki and kyugi(i think thats how its spelled)
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Old 02-03-2007, 06:32 AM   #6
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I am purchasing a set of Work XD9s very soon and I'm pretty sure I will need some 'tuner' lug nuts to fit nicely in the deep and narrow 'lug nut spaces' on the wheels. What are my options for wheel locks? I assume that if i get a set of 16 'tuner' lug nuts such as Muteki(sp) or others, locks wont be included in the set. Is there a strong, narrow, and cost effective wheel lock set that I could use for these wheels? Thanks in advance.
If the correct lug nuts aren't supplied with the wheels, make sure you get the right type. Most (if not all) aftermarket wheels use the cone shape base (as opposed to the ball shape that VW/Audi uses), but make sure they're the right fit. Tire Rack has always included lug nuts wth wheels I've purchased from them, but not all do (Discount Tire makes you buy them for instance). You could contact one of these retailers for suggestions. It's unlikely that any of the wheel lock manufacturers produce a product that doesn't have universal application. I'm sure they have websites with contact info. that would allow you to question them direct. Just Google "wheel locks" or "wheel accessories".
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Old 02-03-2007, 12:51 PM   #7
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I just bought a set of these for $49 shipped:



from this NASIOC vendor:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1104936

I don't know how good they are, but I'm about to do a track day on them. Any feedback on the strength/quality of these Hasegawa's would be appreciated.

What's nice about the Hasegawas is that the contact surface area is about twice that of the lugs that of the OEM nuts (which are flat tapered, btw, just like tuner nuts). They have a little more surface than the ones TireRack gives you when you buy a set of wheels.

I also got a set of Gorilla locks from TireRack but it had a very small contact surface. Of course this is fine for the street. However, the Hasagawa lock nuts have a much larger surface area. On the track, I'm gonna put all regular nuts on, however.
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