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Old 05-07-2013, 10:19 AM   #1
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Gorilla locks without key emegency removal.. the easy way

I bought my car with gorilla locks on my car.. but it didn't come with a key, and i have no idea how to find the serial number to get a replacement.

I thought i was screwed.

However, had a friend lend me a 19mm/21mm thin walled flip socket as pictured below:


I used:
the 19mm side of the said flipsocket
a long breaker bar
silverback gorrilla strength
generic 2 ton floor jack
and used a rubber mallet, tapping the socket gently into place

and they came right off.

FU gorilla locks, hello OEM!
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:46 PM   #2
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That's Great....
Now plenty of thieves can now google removing gorilla locks without a key, and they can read your post.

Most can figure stuff like that out, but now even the stupid criminal was given some help.
Thanks
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:45 PM   #3
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That's Great....
Now plenty of thieves can now google removing gorilla locks without a key, and they can read your post.

Most can figure stuff like that out, but now even the stupid criminal was given some help.
Thanks
Which is why you get the ones that are free floating. Also most thieves won't mess with a car with 20 wheel locks on them as it takes too much time to remove all of them this way.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:52 PM   #4
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But some things should be Tabu on forums. especially a DIY on removing wheel locks without a key. Next we will have DIYs on opening your door without a key, stealing air bags, and hot wiring.
Just sayin'
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:55 PM   #5
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That's Great....
Now plenty of thieves can now google removing gorilla locks without a key, and they can read your post.

Most can figure stuff like that out, but now even the stupid criminal was given some help.
Thanks

Wheel locks don't change the fact that some guy could shoot you and hijack your car.

When the thief sees you have wheel locks on your car, he would just key your car and walk away. Kind of like locking valve stem caps, the thief will try to pull it off until the valve stem brakes and then your tire is deflated.

Also most thiefs have special keys that fit any lock, look on amazon.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:01 PM   #6
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Everyone has a point. Can we just get a Mod to delete this thread and be done with it?
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:09 AM   #7
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But some things should be Tabu on forums. especially a DIY on removing wheel locks without a key. Next we will have DIYs on opening your door without a key, stealing air bags, and hot wiring.
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Everyone has a point. Can we just get a Mod to delete this thread and be done with it?
Seriously? Do you guys really think the OP figured this out and NO ONE else has?
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Seriously? Do you guys really think the OP figured this out and NO ONE else has?
This.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:30 AM   #9
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Ok well what if you weren't a thief?
Like me.
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Seriously? Do you guys really think the OP figured this out and NO ONE else has?
Yup
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:41 AM   #10
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At first it was either:


"WITHOUT the card giving the serial number of the lock we nor Gorilla can supply you the correct lock. That serial number is how to find which lock it is and we don`t have that information only Gorilla does.
Gorilla`s phone number is 800.262.6267

If you do not have the serial number, then you`ll have to cut them off by chisel, or hammer on a socket to back off, or freeze them with nitrogen and shatter them."

(source: http://www.sfxperformance.com/articles/465)

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Old 05-08-2013, 11:56 AM   #11
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To me it's just been cheaper to keep oem.
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:45 PM   #12
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I bought my car with gorilla locks on my car.. but it didn't come with a key, and i have no idea how to find the serial number to get a replacement.

I thought i was screwed.

However, had a friend lend me a 19mm/21mm thin walled flip socket as pictured below:


I used:
the 19mm side of the said flipsocket
a long breaker bar
silverback gorrilla strength
generic 2 ton floor jack
and used a rubber mallet, tapping the socket gently into place

and they came right off.

FU gorilla locks, hello OEM!
I believe a member actually just posted a pic of his car on blocks about a week ago...
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:29 PM   #13
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To me it's just been cheaper to keep oem.
more convenient too
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:54 PM   #14
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Then again, some low lifes just need a reason to move on.
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