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What is the Best Wheel Theft Deterrent Lug Nut?

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If you're looking to purchase wheel locks, there are probably at least four things you need to consider. The first two things to consider include the diameter and the thread pitch. For example, the "12" on the packaging indicates 12 millimeters, and the thread pitch is 1.5. They'll need to match the lug nuts that are being replaced. The thread depth of the wheel lock has to be deeper than the thread length of the stud. Finally, the diameter of the wheel lock has to offer a narrow enough profile to work with the wheel.

Best Performance

Advanced Wheel Lock

Average Finish: 1

Purchased for: $90

Advanced Wheel Lock system is by far the best, winning in every category. However, it is very expensive.

Best Value

Gorilla (Free Spinning)

Average Finish: 1.75

Purchased for: $36

Gorilla (Free Spinning)

The free spinning design of the Gorilla helped it perform very well

Best Low Cost

McGard

Average Finish: 2.25

Purchased for: $19

McGard

If you're looking for a wheel lock that offers decent protection at an affordable price the McGard wheel locks are of high quality.

Tools Tested

Advanced Wheel Lock

Average Finish: 1

Purchased for: $90

Gorilla (Free Spinning)

Average Finish: 1.75

Purchased for: $36

Gorilla (Free Spinning)
McGard

Average Finish: 2.25

Purchased for: $19

McGard

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