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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.
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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.
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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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Old 05-08-2013, 02:57 AM   #8
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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)

or

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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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Old 05-08-2013, 08:21 PM   #15
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Seriously? Do you guys really think the OP figured this out and NO ONE else has?
No... I just don't think It should be posted.

Maybe I should post how to open a Camaro door without a key. I mean come on, WTF
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:41 PM   #16
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You're acting like alarmist idiots. If a thief wants your wheels, they're gone, and they certainly aren't browsing a forum full of obama voters and clueless old guys arguing over which CAI is best to figure out how to do it.

So relax.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:59 PM   #17
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No... I just don't think It should be posted.

Maybe I should post how to open a Camaro door without a key. I mean come on, WTF
Smash window. Unlock door. Open door. I can post up some pics if you like?

Just messing with ya.

Seriously though, this is not the first post on the internet about this. http://bit.ly/ZQI1ND

Oh yeah, they make a tool kit to do this as well. http://bit.ly/ZQIaAM
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:02 PM   #18
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This thread got out of hand quick.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:11 PM   #20
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If a thief wants something they will find a way to take it. Vehicles, parts, money, jewelery, software, music, movies, etc.

If it is something you can own, someone else can and will find a way to take it from you.

On the other hand, someone that lost their key may find the post useful. What should they do? Not be able to find that information because a thief can get that same information?
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Then again, some low lifes just need a reason to move on.
I can TOTALLY agree with this line of thought. Theives are looking for a easy score and having 5 locking nuts on each wheel may very well make them look elsewhere

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No... I just don't think It should be posted.

Maybe I should post how to open a Camaro door without a key. I mean come on, WTF
I can assure you that every compitent wheel theif knows exactly how to get most if not all locking lugnuts off.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:09 AM   #22
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I'm sure someone has seen wheels with all locks on every bolt, and I'm sure they have taken their time to get them off if they are desperate/determined enough.
The Internet is a plethora of knowledge both good and bad. I'm sure the OP wasn't doing it for the sole purpose of putting the information out there for low life's to use. He was stating his problem and how he solved it.

As far as opening a camaro door without a key, I'm curious to know myself, makes me weary of where I may park the car...
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I'm sure someone has seen wheels with all locks on every bolt, and I'm sure they have taken their time to get them off if they are desperate/determined enough.
The Internet is a plethora of knowledge both good and bad. I'm sure the OP wasn't doing it for the sole purpose of putting the information out there for low life's to use. He was stating his problem and how he solved it.

As far as opening a camaro door without a key, I'm curious to know myself, makes me weary of where I may park the car...
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:27 AM   #24
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Yeah, stop over reacting. If you have gorilla locks, and it bothers you how easy it is to remove them without their key, then it should come to show how ineffective they truly are.

But I was in a huge bind, and when you search the internet, all everyone says is your screwed if you lost the serial number and the key. So I'm glad I was able to easily remove my gorilla lugnuts and throw those sum bitches in the trash.

Honestly if your wheels are that important, add a alarm system, its about the same price, and when they start jacking up your car the alarm will go off.

There is no such thing as unobtainable. If they truly want something, they will take it form you without disregard to your personal property. The harder it is to obtain, the more damage will incur as a result.
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As far as opening a camaro door without a key, I'm curious to know myself, makes me weary of where I may park the car...
thats a pice of cake.....that is if you have a cell phone handy......you call OnStar, presto-chango, its open. PIECE OF CAKE!
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