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Old 09-18-2013, 04:52 PM   #1
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I think these will work, yes?

Gorilla Automotive 71733 Acorn Chrome Lug Nut and Lock System (12mm x 1.50 Thread Size) : Amazon.com : Automotive Gorilla Automotive 71733 Acorn Chrome Lug Nut and Lock System (12mm x 1.50 Thread Size) : Amazon.com : Automotive
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Yes.

Just some info if you want to read:

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Old 09-18-2013, 05:08 PM   #3
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Yes.

Just some info if you want to read:

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thanks - was pretty sure that the c7 was the same....
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:10 PM   #4
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why do you need wheels lock?
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I believe GM will be selling them as an accessory as well.

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why do you need wheels lock?
Because after you have spent any time on the forum, this is a sight that you never want to see in your own driveway.
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Because after you have spent any time on the forum, this is a sight that you never want to see in your own driveway.
I spent 32 years in law enforcement and just retired last November. HELL YES put locks on your wheels.
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:20 PM   #8
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^^^^^^I have traveled for a living for 35 years...Since 1980, 4 times I have walked out of holiday and Ramada type properties to see a car up on blocks....I've got two hotels to hit to get my car home, these slow them down a bit...not theftproof, just a deterrent for meth heads...
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^^^^^^I have traveled for a living for 35 years...Since 1980, 4 times I have walked out of holiday and Ramada type properties to see a car up on blocks....I've got two hotels to hit to get my car home, these slow them down a bit...not theftproof, just a deterrent for meth heads...
In that case, might be a good reason to consider the 20 lock set? Maybe?
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In that case, might be a good reason to consider the 20 lock set? Maybe?
that's what that kit is....and I have another 4 lock kit to mix up the key....
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that's what that kit is....and I have another 4 lock kit to mix up the key....
Hmm, I read it as 16 lug nuts and 4 locks. Maybe I misread.
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Hmm, I read it as 16 lug nuts and 4 locks. Maybe I misread.
gotcha - you are correct...I'll have two keys on each wheel
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Something is a bit strange with the product in that Amazon link. It says it's Gorilla 71733, the package in the photo says 71783. 71783 is 1/2 x 20 vs 12 x 1.5. Which is it they're selling?

I think 71633 and 71733 are the same except 71633 lists only 13/16" wrench size and not 19mm.

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Any acorn/conical wheel lock in a 12x1.5 will work just fine.

Gorilla does sell a kit that will replace all the lugnuts with locks. I will say, that we remove these every day for people that have lost or broken the wheel lock key. If a thief has enough time, they'll still be able to get your wheels. But locks will certainly slow them down.
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:22 PM   #15
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I might add that most of the holiday Inn express and other main chains will find you a spot that is illuminated or always watched if you ask. I was part of event staff that toured a BMW X6 and the M5 6 months before they were available. We always would ask and got to park underneath the entrance awning/portal with no problem 95% of the time...just ask...
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Do they make black ones for those of us that ordered black wheels/ I would think it would look very tacky to have black wheels/rims and 5 bright nuts..



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Do they make black ones for those of us that ordered black wheels/ I would think it would look very tacky to have black wheels/rims and 5 bright nuts..



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of course they do...make amazon your friend....
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Do they make black ones for those of us that ordered black wheels/ I would think it would look very tacky to have black wheels/rims and 5 bright nuts..



(bright nuts)
Yup, part number 71633nbc

Amazon.com: Gorilla Automotive 71633NBC "The System" Acorn Black Chrome Wheel Locks (12mm x 1.50" Thread Size) - For 5 Lug Wheels: Automotive Amazon.com: Gorilla Automotive 71633NBC "The System" Acorn Black Chrome Wheel Locks (12mm x 1.50" Thread Size) - For 5 Lug Wheels: Automotive
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2LT and 3LT have tilt sensors. Alarm will go off if the car tilted to steal the wheels, or tow. However, buy the wheel locks. I have the Gorilla Automotive wheel locks on all my cars, including the C6.
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I looked on Amazon at part # 71633NBC and at part #21133BC, but their size calculator says that it will not fit my car... 2014 or 2013 Chevy Corvette
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