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    Old Timer doubletapdaddy's Avatar
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    Boys and girls... It's that time again!

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    So I've never really liked the spline drive lug nuts that I've been using with my Machete wheels. Sooner or later the key is going to leave me stranded. Either I'm going to lose it, leave it at home after rotating tires or it's going to strip or break or something. Recently I was able to score a box of Gorilla lug nuts to replace my spline lug nuts.

    14mm x 1.50 threads, 1.90" tall, 3/4" hex.
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    A deep well 3/4" socket is able to achieve excellent purchase on the new lug nuts while leaving ample space between the side of the socket and the wheel.
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    Here's the current condition of my spline drive key.
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    New lug nut vs old lug nut.
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    Here you can see one of the spline lug nuts still in place (1:00).
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    Although taller than the spline lug nuts, the new lug nuts are still shorter than the Machete hubcap.
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    Lug nuts installed and torqued.
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    I was able to find p/n 41148XLBC at a very reasonable price with a little searching online.
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    Been Around the Block benatc1's Avatar
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    I always felt the same way about the spline nuts, while they do act as a wheel lock, I always feel like I'll miss place that key, with that said they are always what I seem to end up with lol

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    Looks good. I'll request that from Discount when we get tires/wheels for the JT or bring my own. When we got wheels for the JK, they had the splined nuts and I feel the same way about losing that key. I was helping a buddy on his Jeep just a couple of weeks ago and about 30 minutes after he left, he called me asking if his wheel key was on my garage floor. He said he remembered leaving it on his lug nuts while he was putting the rest of his tools away but doesn't remember putting it back in his last tool bag. Neither of us found it, it's probably on the side of the road somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doubletapdaddy View Post
    Boys and girls... It's that time again!

    ZomboMeme 12072019231358-1024x768.jpg

    So I've never really liked the spline drive lug nuts that I've been using with my Machete wheels. Sooner or later the key is going to leave me stranded. Either I'm going to lose it, leave it at home after rotating tires or it's going to strip or break or something. Recently I was able to score a box of Gorilla lug nuts to replace my spline lug nuts.

    14mm x 1.50 threads, 1.90" tall, 3/4" hex.
    20190712_174440-1024x768.jpg

    A deep well 3/4" socket is able to achieve excellent purchase on the new lug nuts while leaving ample space between the side of the socket and the wheel.
    20190712_141433-1024x768.jpg

    Here's the current condition of my spline drive key.
    20190712_141803-1024x768.jpg

    New lug nut vs old lug nut.
    20190712_141752-1024x768.jpg

    Here you can see one of the spline lug nuts still in place (1:00).
    20190712_142354-1024x768.jpg

    Although taller than the spline lug nuts, the new lug nuts are still shorter than the Machete hubcap.
    20190712_142503-1024x768.jpg

    Lug nuts installed and torqued.
    20190712_142515-1024x768.jpg

    I was able to find p/n 41148XLBC at a very reasonable price with a little searching online.
    20190712_233931.jpg
    You buy a box of 60? Care to sell the other unused half?


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    Quote Originally Posted by benatc1 View Post
    I always felt the same way about the spline nuts, while they do act as a wheel lock, I always feel like I'll miss place that key, with that said they are always what I seem to end up with lol

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    The shitty part about it being a lock is that you can go to any parts store and buy one and it works on every splined but out there. So itís not really a lock.


    That said, Iíve had no issues with mine and been running them for like 4 years.


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    Great photos! Looks like fun!


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    Great pics. Beautiful weather up there yesterday.
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    Cool pics!


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