View Full Version : Wheel locks

03-19-2003, 09:33 PM
I am about to put on my rims

they came with wheel locks
should I buy new ones???

Anyone know anyone that actually preven theft

03-19-2003, 09:35 PM
a good/experienced theft will always find another way around things. Even when it comes to car alarms. Other than that, the wheel locks that you have right now would probably be good enough.

03-19-2003, 09:41 PM
im just worried the previous owner has a copy of the key

03-19-2003, 10:40 PM
Wheel locks don't really help much...

03-19-2003, 10:57 PM
so what can i do

Bill Gates
03-19-2003, 11:10 PM
Originally posted by BlitzSix
Wheel locks don't really help much...

i believe the OEM locks from BMW come with two keys. if you received both, its unlikely they ordered a spare.

but for $45 to replace them for new ones isn't a bad price for piece of mind. *th-up*

Bill Gates
03-19-2003, 11:15 PM
Originally posted by BlitzSix
Wheel locks don't really help much...

They may not help alot, but i definitely sleep better at night knowing i have them installed. its a deterent, good enough for me. *th-up*

03-19-2003, 11:21 PM
the guy gave me CHrome wheel locks with one key

03-20-2003, 01:33 AM
Wheels locks help against novices, but not experts.

03-20-2003, 01:35 AM
i would bother ive gone through 2 sets more of a hasle than anything all it takes is a socket beat on to remove them anyways, i know because the keys they supply are easy to still, if over torqued

03-20-2003, 01:40 AM
punks that steal wheels and arent experiencedd or big time will have trouble with lock nuts

Personally I'd get 2 seperate sets with different keys. No one is gonna waste their time trying to steal em when thye have 2 different lock nuts, plus 5 bolts per wheel and an alarm, to deal with. That is a heat score plain and simple. but if someone really wants to steal something they will find a way. Unless you have like 5000 dollar rims I wouldnt be too worried with a couple of sets of wheel locks and an alarm

03-20-2003, 02:03 AM
ok so I am going to get 10 more lock nutts of a diff size

and a paging alarm

ill be set