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Old 04-15-2009, 01:32 PM   #1
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Wheel Locks

Those are some nice tires and wheels! I don't see any wheel locks in any of the photos. So I am guessing there no wheel locks installed from the factory.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:37 PM   #2
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I will get a set first thing!!!! Alot of people will be eyeing those 20's.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:40 PM   #3
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Oh yes!!! they will be. I'll be a little suprised if they don't come with them. If not I'll be headed straight to the tire store for some locks of my own
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lock nuts ain't expensive & you can pick them up at o'reilly's
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Those are some nice tires and wheels! I don't see any wheel locks in any of the photos. So I am guessing there no wheel locks installed from the factory.
No but they are available from the parts counter.

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i am going to get the Gorilla lock nuts.They even come in black (which is what i need)
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:03 PM   #8
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Probably a stupid question, does a lock nut look different than the regular wheel nut??
Thanks for answering my question!
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:34 PM   #9
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Probably a stupid question, does a lock nut look different than the regular wheel nut??
Thanks for answering my question!
there are different styles, but yes, they look different. wheel locks require a special tool to remove the lug so people can't steal your wheels.

here's a set
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:11 PM   #10
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Here's what I don't get. The wheel lock "key" is universal, is it not?

So what's to stop someone who goes out and steals people's rims from just having the key for them?
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Nope, they are all different even if they look alike.
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:22 PM   #12
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Wheel locks are usually a dealer add on (usually at a steep price!), and not a factory option. Save some $$$ and pick them up at your local auto parts store.
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Thanks for answering my question and for the picture of the wheel locks.
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:05 PM   #14
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there are different styles, but yes, they look different. wheel locks require a special tool to remove the lug so people can't steal your wheels.

here's a set
Actually you'll need 2 special tools - a big socket that almost fits over the locking lug nut and BFH.

I bought a truck once that had a locking lug nut on one wheel and no matching key. I took it down to my brother-in-law at the local Les Schwab tire shop to see if they could get it off. He said no problem and started digging through a socket set. Confused, I asked him what he was doing. He said to just watch and grabbed a big f'n hammer and headed over to my truck. Then he just pounded the socket onto the locking lug nut until it was stuck. Next he grabbed a socket wrench and cranked on the lug nut until it came loose. Problem solved.

Just remember that you may have locking lug nuts but any determined thief can get it off with a little effort.
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:14 PM   #15
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Actually you'll need 2 special tools - a big socket that almost fits over the locking lug nut and BFH.

I bought a truck once that had a locking lug nut on one wheel and no matching key. I took it down to my brother-in-law at the local Les Schwab tire shop to see if they could get it off. He said no problem and started digging through a socket set. Confused, I asked him what he was doing. He said to just watch and grabbed a big f'n hammer and headed over to my truck. Then he just pounded the socket onto the locking lug nut until it was stuck. Next he grabbed a socket wrench and cranked on the lug nut until it came loose. Problem solved.

Just remember that you may have locking lug nuts but any determined thief can get it off with a little effort.
Yes, however all that takes extra time.. most thief's won't risk it.. Same with having "The Club" on the steering wheel. Yes it can be cut out many different ways, however why bother when another vehicle doesn't have one..etc..
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especially if you have a different lock lug on every lug
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Someone needs to invent a claw so when a thief tries to take the wheel off it like cuffs him to the wheel.

I would just like to see the look on the idiots face that tries to take the 11's off the back of my vette and has a red dot on his chest (from the silent 2 way paging alarm in my house). I do have GM locks on them though.
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:17 AM   #18
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Yes, however all that takes extra time.. most thief's won't risk it.. Same with having "The Club" on the steering wheel. Yes it can be cut out many different ways, however why bother when another vehicle doesn't have one..etc..
Difference is the club is useless. You don't even have to take the blame thing off to steal the car.
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Someone needs to invent a claw so when a thief tries to take the wheel off it like cuffs him to the wheel.

I would just like to see the look on the idiots face that tries to take the 11's off the back of my vette and has a red dot on his chest (from the silent 2 way paging alarm in my house). I do have GM locks on them though.
Or better yet. "Introducing the cousin to the Trunk Monkey, the Tire Monkey!"
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especially if you have a different lock lug on every lug
if i worked at a tire shop, i'd charge you triple!
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Old 06-11-2009, 11:06 PM   #21
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what lock nuts do you guys think are better The gorilla ones or the lugs with the star cut in the head of them?
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mcgard wheel locks 12 bucks on ebay 14mm by1.5
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Those are some nice tires and wheels! I don't see any wheel locks in any of the photos. So I am guessing there no wheel locks installed from the factory.
I just went to advance auto and bought a set of locks m-14 x 1.5 and they work perfectly they were only $9.99 dont throw your money away on $130.00 locks they are the same thing its steel there is no magic involved. I have the 20" painted wheels


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Old 06-12-2009, 03:05 PM   #24
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I remember that I had lost my key for my wheel lock - on my G35.. I was switching winter to summer.. boy that was a bitach to get off..

But to get it off.. this is what we did - for future reference if needed.. I took it to this chinny guy who had an air gun. He put a bigger head on the gun and hammered it into the wheel lock and then spun it out..

Just a little FYI if anyone ever lost there wheel lock
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Old 06-12-2009, 03:07 PM   #25
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I got my mcgard wheel locks 12 bucks on ebay 14mm by 1.5 today!!
Now I just need my car, LOL
At least I know they will fit now..

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