Bull sh it the pic won't upload but they are gorrillas any exp with these??
I deal with alot of wheels and different types of wheel locks at work and just to be honest none of them are worth it. Most tire guys use impacts on them when your not suppose to and they break eventually which will leave you stuck. And I think now if someone wants your wheels that bad they will take the whole car. Its easier. Just my opinon tho.
Gorillas are nice but the standard set you can buy is just that STANDARD. With the normal sets they use a couple different keys that are universal also if you have that kind of set you can just a regular 12 point socket to get them off. Gorilla offers a set for all the lugs on your car and it uses a unique key. It's not cheap but if you wanna go with some locks I'd go that route.
On a side note my dad had one of the unique sets on his car and he lost the key for it and had to find a way to get one off to send it in to have a new one made. Yet they give you a form to register your set but he also lost that
Long story short use em if you want or find another way to protect your s#!t
if you convert to studs your options greatly open up for lugs with weird patterns that make it difficult for thieves
all it does is slow resourceful thieves down
lug nut removers and a hammer or smashing a cheap socket over a wheel lock proves to be easy and fast means for removal.
My buddy works at a tire shop there is no wheel he cant get off... people forget or loose their lock keys all the time.
Don't do a stud kit, that's just asking for problems. Get RAD locks!! They make lug bolts that are the right fit for what ever you have. I have run a set in my H&R adapters for more than 5 years and no issues at all... Even tho I need special lugs for my 4x100-5x130 that are R14 12x1.5 25mm. All German made, heat treated and dacromet coated.
10-601-8286082 WHEEL LOCK SET, 5 LUG VW
10-601-8288082 WHEEL LOCK SET, 4 LUG VW
I've run studs before and had no issues. It was actually more convenient to put the wheels on. They absolutely must be installed correctly though. That's the only area where you can get into trouble.
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The problem with stud are that unless properly torqued, they will work their way out. Properly installed studs have no issues, but I don't know a lot of people that properly install them. Race cars and track prepped cars check the torque of their lugs and studs before every event and sometimes during the events. Street driven cars don't get that kind of attention. There is a guy at my work that uses a stud conversion on his BMW that he tracks almost every weekend... He checks them before every event.
My real question would be, why would you want to add another threaded part, to the most important safety feature of your car, that can unthread and put you and your car in danger?
I have run stud conversions before and had no problems either... Then I worked in the wheel and tire industry for more then a decade and have seen them fail time and time again...
This is just my two cents...