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Technical "Gorilla" lug nuts, have you used them?????????

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dirty old man, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. dirty old man
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 8,910

    dirty old man
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    Getting up the stuff to mount a set of slicks on BGII (31 "A" roadster), for when I'm @ drag strip only.
    Summit is only 20 mins from me, so I prefer to buy them there. Looking thru their huge list of lug nuts, the ones that most fit my needs on all aspects of size are of the "Gorilla" brand.
    The wheels I'm using are Amer. Racing "Daisey" pattern that I picked up a couple years ago @ the Perry, GA swap meet and use the old style shank type lugs with 11/16" shanks.
    Anybody used these "Gorilla" lug nuts? What is your opinion of them, if you have used them.
  2. Juggalo56
    Joined: Dec 10, 2006
    Posts: 79


    The Gorilla brand lug nut has been around for year. used them back in the 90s through today. mostly for non hamb friend vehicles with aftermarket wheels. The most used lug from them would be the skinny type that needs a splined key to remove. they have always been good to me. not sure what style you are using but I have had good luck with the brand
  3. I got some Gorillas that I bought from Summit here and a set of slots to go with them. Bought then in about '96 06 7. The chrome has stayed well on them and I had no failures with them. Originally they were on an 11 second streeter that I had at the time ( Non HAMB friendly). I would buy some more.
  4. Gorilla nuts?,,the images that comes to mind! o_O HRP

  5. 1934coupe
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
    Posts: 5,118


    First time I ever heard of this brand lugnut. I've always used McGard. I will be following this thread.

  6. Used many over the years, good stuff.
  7. mike in tucson
    Joined: Aug 11, 2005
    Posts: 522

    mike in tucson
    from Tucson

    Gorilla makes both high quality lug nuts and locking lug nuts. Chrome seems to be better than average quality, I have used impact wrench on chrome nuts without damaging the chrome. They also seem a bit heavier than some of the cheaper brands. Gorilla catalog has a pretty decent coverage too.
  8. etwheels
    Joined: Jul 8, 2008
    Posts: 42

    from ca.

    We use Gorilla brand exclusivly, they are high quality and fairly priced. We have never had a bad lug in 16 years. Scott

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  9. pastlane
    Joined: Oct 4, 2007
    Posts: 1,063


    McGard for me Made in the USA
  10. stimpy
    Joined: Apr 16, 2006
    Posts: 3,546


    used gorilla on my one ton DD because the holes in the rims are tight have to use what they call a tuner lug its splined no problems in the last 10 years with them , my speed shop carrys them for the tuner crowd because they have small holed rims and want that different look , I use Mc gaurd shank styles on my welds because they have the removable cab the tech guys want to see the thread engagement ( I cut down my studs to remove weight )
  11. ratman
    Joined: Jun 15, 2006
    Posts: 423


    Just got in another two sets from Summit, nothing but good things to say.
  12. papajohn
    Joined: Nov 2, 2006
    Posts: 898


    The chrome holds up better than the China brand swap meet one's, but not as nice as the McGard, which are made 2 miles away from my house.

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  13. rooman
    Joined: Sep 20, 2006
    Posts: 4,045


    You may need to run thick washers or shorten the shanks depending on what Gorilla has as the original 200S wheels are relatively thin on the mounting face compared with a typical slot mag or similar. I am putting a set on my C1500 shop truck and ran into that problem (also struggled to find 14 mm shank style lug nuts but that is just a late model/old wheel issue)

  14. George
    Joined: Jan 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,758


    Never heard of them, but I think a gorilla has tightened mine a few times!
  15. Hotrodmyk
    Joined: Jan 7, 2011
    Posts: 2,310

    1. Northwest HAMBers

    I use and have used Gorilla nuts on all my OT cars. They are tough and have excellent chrome.
  16. I'll add to the praise. I've used their lug nuts and locks on a couple cars without any problems.
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,422


    the lug nuts on my convert are Gorilla, and I can't fault them, good chrome, and so far no problems with them

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