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Motteler621 11-18-2009 11:39 PM

locks for wheels
Hello does anyone know a good grand besides mcgard for lugnut locks. The reason I cant get Mcgard is because the ones I need are the black ones part Num 24038 and everywhere I look online they are out of stock and mcgard is out of them too, they said they have to order them and basically I would get them in like 3 weeks. Is gorilla any good or any other suggestions?

Do you think these would be just as good as the mcgard ones and would fit with the srt8 reps. Also what is 13/16 hex socket on these.

Jeep95XJ 11-25-2009 07:35 AM

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Dont bother. All wheel locks do is guarantee your wheels get stolen and you have a broken window. Every thief knows the key is in the truck. Where else would it be?You have to keep it with you just incase you get a flat. They just smash your window find the key and now you gota replace wheels and windows! And maybe suffer from a messed up interior from a night of rain/snow or the broken glass. Not worth it.

robpp 11-25-2009 07:50 AM

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to answer the question and keep my opinion to myself:

the gorilla locks are fine, they would offer you the same results as mcgard.
as you see the issue is the 13/16 vs 3/4 for stock. you will need another lug wrench if you use those.

Scottina06 11-26-2009 08:51 PM

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who keeps the wheel locks key in their truck?

Chuck 11-27-2009 01:02 PM

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Only brands I've heard of is McGard, Mopar, and Gorilla. Is there any specifics that I should know as to which wheel lock I need for an 04 GC?

Motteler621 11-27-2009 02:10 PM

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ive got mine coming to my house dec 1st. They were shipped alot sooner than expected. If you need some that are black, go to and look up mcgard locking lugs part #24038. They will ship sooner than the 3 week expected ship date. Mine only took a week.

Milous 11-28-2009 12:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Jeep95XJ (Post 105598)
Dont bother. All wheel locks do is guarantee your wheels get stolen and you have a broken window. Every thief knows the key is in the truck.

I strongly (and politely) disagree. In these situations time is of the essence, and so is "noise". A thief is going to smash a window to steal valuables inside a car, but I have never heard of a situation where wheels were stolen after a thief smashed a window, spent the time to search for the wheel locks, and then stole the wheels.

For anyone with expensive wheels, not installing wheel locks is just asking for the wheels to be stolen. Yes, I know, many wheel locks can be defeated, but most attempts to steal wheels are by non-professional crooks. Plus, most of the defeat devices are special sockets that have to be hammered over the lock (noisy, and not always successful). In all cases, wheel locks will slow down the time it takes to steal the wheels, sometimes considerably.

A lot of the SRT owners buy the 20-set gorilla locks, which means a thief is going to have to hammer on all 20 of the locks and spend quite bit of time to remove them all. Some owners have even used two different brands/styles of wheel locks to make removing them more difficult.

No broken windows in these pics, and all were situations WITHOUT wheels locks installed:

iJeep 11-28-2009 01:11 AM

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Jeep95XJ 11-30-2009 07:49 AM

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I duno i have seen it happen a few times. Smash a window out using a cloth and hammer. Makes very little nouse. If the windows are tinted the noise is even less. The guys who stole the wheels off my friends 3 series were even nice enough to leave him with 4 little piles of lug nuts and even left him his wheel lock key! Reach in open the door and the key can be found in the glove box, console, or spare tire well. As for Scottina06 who doesnt keep there key in the car? Where else are you going to keep it?

Chuck 11-30-2009 12:30 PM

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Your forgot this one which apparently happened in Manhattan :eek:, poor SRT (this one hurt me)

I say wheels locks do not hurt, I agree with Fabian completely also. Atleast in some of those case those cars were left on blocks, others left without anything which created even more damage to the bottom :eek:

And heres a Camaro just for you Camaro lovers.

HEMIBeast 11-30-2009 01:13 PM

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Motteler621 11-30-2009 05:18 PM

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i def wouldnt keep my key in my car. I would keep it in my lockbox in my house but then again I do have a college degree. just kidding

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