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Need some advice.......

Putting wheel locks on my 07
perform. Dts anyone have any
problems with wheel balance ect.

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shouldn't really be any problem. the DTS is not particularly vulnerable to wheel balance (Not at all like the CTS) and even if the lock is heavier than the normal lug, it is not out toward the edge of the wheel and shouldn't cause problems. Having said that, I would be inclined to use Tomko's part number.........Why fool around?
 

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Thieves who see wheel locks now break a window cause they know that the key is either in the console, glove compart, or trunk. (Just something for you to worry about.)

I am not sure how to handle this situation, but I will use wheel locks again, as I have in past.
 

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my car neve came with wheel locks, i bought it used, anyone know where i can purchase some good ones for a good price?
 

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Sorry i should have mentioned it, but 2006 dts i believe lux II

I would use Tomko's part number, and check with Rock Auto and GM parts Direct (and maybe a couple of other places)... find the lowest price and see if my dealer would match it.

If not, then I would order them online.

Don't forget e-bay. :) :)

Texas Jim
 

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My wife' 2008 DTS has wheel locks. They are under the chrome piece that covers the lugs (one lock per wheel). The wheels are Vogue chrome wheels. The locks are McGard and the key is in the center console as z06bigbird suggested. Perhaps someone will break out a window to get the key for the wheel locks. The spare lug nuts are in the trunk. The dealer took care of all this before the car was delivered. Are the wheel lock the correct weight??? I don't know, but the car rides very smoothly.
 

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Wheel locks won't effect the balance of the tires...they're in the center portion of the rim and the locks aren't heavier than the standard lug-nuts.
 

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The locks are McGard and the key is in the center console as z06bigbird suggested. Perhaps someone will break out a window to get the key for the wheel locks.
I do not know if having wheel locks invites a smashed window. But leaving the key in the glove box or console or door bin only compounds your loss. I have two keys (McGard), one I keep in the garage, hidden, but there if I do some work on the wheels there, and one hidden deep in the trunk, which I personally dig out if I have any wheel-type work done. Since my wheels do not get rotated during service, I rarely pull out the key. But locking the key away - well, if they get the glass, they still have to work at it a bit to get the wheels.
 

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Write the lug nut key code somewhere in the car--use liquid paper under the hood or a magic marker. Just in case someone loses the lug nut key.
 

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I do not know if having wheel locks invites a smashed window. But leaving the key in the glove box or console or door bin only compounds your loss. I have two keys (McGard), one I keep in the garage, hidden, but there if I do some work on the wheels there, and one hidden deep in the trunk, which I personally dig out if I have any wheel-type work done. Since my wheels do not get rotated during service, I rarely pull out the key. But locking the key away - well, if they get the glass, they still have to work at it a bit to get the wheels.
The lugs are hidden under the center caps. Thief would have to pull caps off before getting at them. Aftermarket rims are more in demand to thieves than Oem. Put your lock key in the trunk(as Lifer did) under the spare tire...be a while before a thief will find it, especially if your trunk is full.:cool2:
 

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Just a note for those who are interested. My wife's 2008 DTS has Vogue wheels with center covers. There is a coded key that is needed to remove these covers. Then the wheel locks must be removed with a different key. Both keys are in the center console of her car. When one of the stock tires recently developed a bulge in the side wall, both keys were used by the dealer to replace the tire. They looked in the center console for the keys and there was no problem. Would they have thought to look in the trunk for the keys? I don't know. I'll have to ask.
 
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