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Old 09-19-2011, 04:14 PM   #1
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Rims and Tires JACKED while I slept!!!!!!!

So now that I am scrambling to put on my spare factory set after waking this morning to see my car on blocks I wonder how this could have been avoided.

I was parked in a good neighborhood and had anti-theft lug nutz on my rims but obviously someone got past them. Now doing some research i've seen that wheel locks are an option.

Does anyone know if they actually work? I read you can put on more than one per tire...

God I feel so violated! Now I have to deal with all the insurance crap and re order a new set of rims and tires.

But before i do I have two questions:

1: Can i install an alarm system on my 335i (07) that is compatible with the electrical push start system. I try to stay away from the dealer with anything not warranty related as i like to keep as much money in my pocket as possible.

2: How "good" or should i say effective, are wheel locks?

Any info from anyone would be greatly appreciated!!!
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:41 PM   #2
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Ouch. Sorry for your loss! Unfortunately, if people want it...they will get it. Putting a wheel lock on your wheel is a good deterent, the only way to get them off is by drilling it. By the time they even go through it, they'd forget even doing this due to risk of being caught. Put a set of wheel locks (even 2 sets, so you have 2 diff locks per wheel).

The goal in anti-theft is to deter, and prevent and try to make it as complicated as possible. Park in populated areas of the vicinity, and of course an area where you can see your car pref. from a window or at least someone else can. A factory alarm can serve this purpose, the rest out there just have much more advanced features. In the end, they all do the same basic thing - deter and try to make spending the time to open your car, a higher risk of getting caught. Technically you can have something to shoot off fireworks for 20min and would do the same basic purpose.

Alternatively you can buy one of these to go off via proximity sensors.

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Old 09-19-2011, 04:43 PM   #3
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Jesus F***ing Christ!

So sorry to hear about this. I live in Oshawa too. Did this happen at your home?
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:53 PM   #4
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Holy shit. That would destroy me if I woke up and saw my car like that. Garaging is always the best option if available.
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:56 PM   #5
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Wheel locks are a good deterrent. but! there are kits out that designed to specifically remove if a key is lost. chances are they had this kit. if not it would be very challenging to remove and potential damage to the rim could happen. at least they were nice enough to neatly stack your car on blocks. Sometimes they just leave the car on the ground.
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:09 PM   #6
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That sucks majorly!

She said she had the wheel locks (anti-theft lug nuts).

Unfortunately if they want it, they will get it, especially if you leave your car somewhere they have easy access to without being caught. Where were you parked?

Atleast they were nice enough to leave your car on blocks and not on the ground.
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:32 PM   #7
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...at least they were kind enough to use the proper lifting points :S
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:41 PM   #8
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Sorry to see this happen to you, not much you can do, any type of wheel locks only slow down thieves a few minutes.

Post some picks of the rims so people can keep an eye out for them.
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:04 PM   #9
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post what rims & tires you had on before. Maybe someone will recognize them in the for sale section or kijiji or something.
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:05 PM   #10
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The uni-tool to remove over 90% of wheel locks is readily available at Princess Auto. 19.99. I know, I bought mine there. Now before you all go and say I did it, i bought it because my in-laws lost they're key for their Pathfinder and the dealer wanted 2 hours labour to air chisel it out. My cousin told me about the uni-tool, and within an hour I found out Princess Auto had them. Too funny that the kids haven't heard about this yet, because the only thing stopping the the kids are tools like these. Pros must have them as they were able to do this right under your nose. I am sorry for your loss as I have had my share of items stolen over the years......
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:10 PM   #11
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Sorry to hear about your theft, for wheel locks I use these:





A tool can't really get over them and they spin.

But again it's just a deterrent/slow down for the thieves.
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:04 AM   #12
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Ah man !!! Bastards !!!

Yup, at least they didn't leave your disc pressing into the ground.

You can put 5 different locks per wheel, but it will be a PIA to do a rotation, and if they have an easy-off tool, then you are beat anyway.

Very sorry you got ripped off.
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:23 AM   #13
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what wheels were on the car?
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:07 AM   #14
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Put up the pix of wheels and where about (major intersection) and I'll keep an eye out.
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:45 PM   #15
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Sorry to hear about your theft, for wheel locks I use these:





A tool can't really get over them and they spin.

But again it's just a deterrent/slow down for the thieves.
Where did you get these? Someone told me about these And ive been trying to find a set.

Sorry to hear about your rims. Thats a huge bummer
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