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Gorilla vs Mcgard wheel locks?

Anybody have any input on which is better. I ordered Mcgard ultras ($100 from the dealer) and had to cancel the order b/c the part# Ianx provided was for the standard ball seat lugs that comes with the SLK, since I have aftermarket wheels and now use gorilla cone seat lugs I need to either find a new part# for my dealer or get some Gorilla wheel locks from Discount. ($30)

I don't mind spending more for better wheel locks, was wondering if any of the members here have any experience with either. If Mcgard is better, then I have to do some research to find the right ones that will fit. If Gorilla's are better, all I have to do is head down to Discount and pay them 30 bucks. opinions, advised, suggestions appreciated.

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RE: Gorilla vs Mcgard wheel locks?

I got the mcguard standards for the stock wheels. I fitted them last nigtht and the bolt heads in these wheels are really recessed..I was worrying about marking the wheels with the wrench. not sure about the differece between the ultra's and the standard. the way they tend to get these things of is by hammering a socket over it. I'm guessing the sleeve on the ultras would buckle in easier than the reinforced heads on the standards.. would this sleeve then rotate still or give enough to undo it. Anyhow it's just a extra precaution I'd go for the mc guard for the simple reason they seem hard to get hold of. so the key is a little harder to get for the lightweight theif..
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RE: Gorilla vs Mcgard wheel locks?

I recommend using both.

When I use wheel locks, I don't use the same one for all 4 tires. Theives can defeat anything, but time. The more time they have to spend at your car, the less they will want to take things.

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RE: Gorilla vs Mcgard wheel locks?

Good idea. If cost is not an object, the best thing to do would be to buy four sets with a different lock on each wheel. [;)] I suspect that SLK car club members probably do just that.

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RE: Gorilla vs Mcgard wheel locks?

The gorilla lug nuts that I have now uses a special key to take out, getting another set of wheel locks would mean I have two sets of locks. I'm just going to stick with Gorilla wheel locks. Thanks for the input. If they really want it, they will tow it away. [:D]

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I got the mcguard standards for the stock wheels. I fitted them last nigtht and the bolt heads in these wheels are really recessed..I was worrying about marking the wheels with the wrench. not sure about the differece between the ultra's and the standard. the way they tend to get these things of is by hammering a socket over it. I'm guessing the sleeve on the ultras would buckle in easier than the reinforced heads on the standards.. would this sleeve then rotate still or give enough to undo it. Anyhow it's just a extra precaution I'd go for the mc guard for the simple reason they seem hard to get hold of. so the key is a little harder to get for the lightweight theif..
Can you point me to an online source for the McGuard standards? I've
found a couple, but they don't list Mercedes, much less the SLK.

Also, when I read the McGard website, they indicate that there are
multiple combinations of keys. Not just one key fits all. Is that correct?

Thanks,

Mike
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How do these wheel locks actually work? I don't think I have ever seen them. Do they just replace one bolt or all the bolts on a wheel? Any photos?

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Normally you just replace one bolt per wheel. However, you could buy more than one make, and then replace two (or more) of the bolts per wheel with different ones.
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Can you point me to an online source for the McGuard standards? I've
found a couple, but they don't list Mercedes, much less the SLK.

Also, when I read the McGard website, they indicate that there are
multiple combinations of keys. Not just one key fits all. Is that correct?

Thanks,

Mike

I got them through amazon, don't remember waht the retail company was called they came from. I'll check and post when I get back to the US. I think there was another thread where I already posted the links.

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