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    wheel Locks

    I'm off to college next week and just had the thought of wheel locks.
    Do they work?

    Are there any that you guys would recommend?

    Are they universal or is there a certain size I need?

    I'm not worried about my car getting stolen or anything but my rims are very nice and I would think they make a nice target but maybe not I don't know.


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    Re: wheel Locks

    Which car ??? The DHS uses a 12 X 1.5 wheel lug. McGard ??? Website.

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    Re: wheel Locks

    any one that know,s what there doing can remove a wheel lock in a few seconds, its only as strong as the stud its on, i would waste the money

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    They'll stop first time, unprepared thieves, and slow down everyone else slightly. That's all.

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    Re: wheel Locks

    I am guessing those who say they don't work -
    have never tried to remove them - without destroying the wheel -
    when the customer lost the "key" -

    go with the McGard with the "puzzle" pattern - on the top -
    NOT the type with the external "teeth" around the edge -



    get the correct "seat" requires by your wheels -

    I believe you need the McGard 24137 -

    and a quick search I found them for $20 - with free shipping -

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/McGard-24137...3c8a6d&vxp=mtr

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    Quote Originally Posted by basscatt
    I am guessing those who say they don't work -
    have never tried to remove them - without destroying the wheel -
    when the customer lost the "key" -

    go with the McGard with the "puzzle" pattern - on the top -
    NOT the type with the external "teeth" around the edge -

    get the correct "seat" requires by your wheels -

    I believe you need the McGard 24137 -

    and a quick search I found them for $20 - with free shipping -

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/McGard-24137...3c8a6d&vxp=mtr
    A "Bolt-Out" and a BFH, and they're gone. The smooth edge makes no difference. Ask me how I know. The lugs get destroyed, but that's not what the thrives are after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post

    A "Bolt-Out" and a BFH, and they're gone. The smooth edge makes no difference. Ask me how I know. The lugs get destroyed, but that's not what the thrives are after.
    BFH = one of my personal favorite tools
    Last edited by JDemoney; 08-18-13 at 09:14 PM.

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    There are... other tools?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    There are... other tools?
    Well, the only other tool I really like is my "calibrated elbow" when a torque wrench isn't around


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