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Lug Nuts and Locks Dress Up And Protect Your Wheels

Whether you have custom rims or OEM alloys, wheels are an easy theft target. We cover stylish replacement wheel lug nut/bolt kits where one lug requires a theft-proof key.

If you are upgrading from a set of factory wheels to custom alloy wheels, your original equipment lug nuts will be exposed and visible when you make the change. Once shiny, but now covered with rust, grease and dirt, the old nuts may have been fine when hidden behind wheel covers. But once you're rolling on new rims, the dingy look of old lug nuts just won't cut it anymore. In this article, we'll discuss replacement lug nut kits found in the Lug Nuts & Locks section of our website. They'll cover you with good looks, and at the same time will eliminate the threat of wheel theft.

You May Be More At Risk For Wheel Theft Than You Think

Nissan With Wheels Stolen

If you've got an older vehicle that's very popular or common, don't think thieves won't want your stock, "boring-looking" wheels. They will. OEM wheels are stolen all the time because they're in such high demand as parts.

Handwithwheel Lugs
Wheel locks protect your wheels against theft.

And there is a demand for them because every day, these wheels suffer irreparable damage during daily driving. Whether you have alloy wheels or steel wheels with plastic wheel covers, a set of wheel locks is a solid investment when it comes to security.

Lug Nuts / Lug Bolts
A lug nut vs. a lug bolt.

We offer wheel lug nuts, lug bolts, wheel locks, decorative caps and covers, and complete kits made from hardened steel. Finishes, depending on what you select, may be anodized (in an array of colors), chrome plated, or powder coated.

Complete Kits With Locks

McGard Wheel Installation Kit
The McGard Wheel Installation Kit.

If you want everything you need with just one mouse click, complete kits focus on theft protection. In addition to lug nuts or bolts, these kits will include one locking lug per wheel (four total), and a wheel key adapter to tighten or remove those locks.

Gorilla Automotive Wheel Lug Nuts
Gorilla Automotive Wheel Lug Nuts.

Depending on the year, make and model vehicle entered into the Product Options screen, you may see kits for 4-, 5-, 6-, and 8-lug wheels. For example, if your specific vehicle was built with 5 lugs per wheel, you'll automatically get a 20-piece set. If your vehicle was built with only 4 lugs per wheel, the set for your vehicle will contain 16 pieces in total.

McGard Spline Drive Cone Seat Lug Nut With Locking Lug Nut
McGard lug nuts from left to right: “cone seat”, “bulge cone seat”, and “spline drive cone seat”.

You may come across different designs of lug nuts to select from. Some examples are "Cone Seat", "Bulge Cone Seat", and "Spline Drive". Each of those styles are available with locking lugs that match each respective look as closely as possible. In addition to chrome, you may see optional finishes in black, gold, red and blue, dependent on your vehicle and your lug design choice. You will make that selection in the Product Options field once vehicle specifics are entered.

Shorter-Length Lug Nuts That Will Fit Under Hubcaps

If you're keeping the same wheel covers on an older or classic vehicle and just need replacements for OEM-style lug nuts, we’ve got McGard’s Under Hub Cap Cone Seat Wheel Installation Kit, H&R Lug Nuts, Moroso Double End Lug Nuts just to name a few. Since these lug nuts match the strength and size of original equipment, they'll last a lifetime without posing clearance problems whenever wheel covers are put on over them.

Moroso Double End Lug Nuts
Moroso Double End Lug Nuts.

Add Some Color

Do you already own rims that are large and in charge? Maybe the wheels you're anxiously awaiting will be in a deep black shade that matches your car. Perhaps you're looking to add an additional splash of color to contrast with your new wheels. For those who appreciate rims with style, we urge you to consider a set of lug nuts or bolts that enhance a custom look.

NGR Lug Nuts Kit In Blue
Variations of NRG’s Lug Nut Kits.
Rugged Ridge Lug Nuts Red
Rugged Ridge Lug Nuts.

As you are making your decisions on the products in our section, check the "Product Options" field for each specific item. As mentioned above, in some cases you'll find products for sale that wouldn't be seen otherwise. After entering year, make, and model, the system will automatically show you what's available for your vehicle. Your wheel lug nut choice will be correct for your vehicle's lug diameter, thread count, length, and quantity.

For a very reasonable cost, you can choose a set of lug nuts, bolts, and wheel locks that will not only serve as the finishing touch for your new wheels, but will help ensure that they stay on your car!

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