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Old 07-01-2001, 07:29 PM   #1
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Default How do you protect your wheels from thieves???

I bought a set of Volk Racing SE37K 17 x 7.5 but actually got the LE37K (Limited Edition)...sweeter package!!! So what lugs and locks do you all use and/or recommend?


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Old 07-01-2001, 10:02 PM   #2
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I'm using the stock SOA locking lugs on my P1s. They appeared just as close to the non-locking lugs Tirerack sent me to use with those wheels as any other locking ones I could find.
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Old 07-01-2001, 10:14 PM   #3
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I wanna see pics of them!!
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Old 07-01-2001, 10:43 PM   #4
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I use spline-style lug nuts. This will stop any casual thief, the more serious thieves they will not stop, but neither will "locking" lug nuts, and i much prefer the looks.
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Old 07-02-2001, 12:59 AM   #5
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The "lock nuts" that are from Subaru are infact McGard locks, as is the SplineDrive nuts.

It's true, there is no SURE way to protect your property. If someone wants it bad enough, they will find a way to get it. But those types are very few and far between. Locks and alarms should protect your wheels and car from the casual thief.

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Old 07-02-2001, 01:44 AM   #6
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i remember some BMW guy on the DTM boards got his wheel jacked with TWO different wheel locks on each wheel.

not that i have like hi-end rims or anything but i dont have any wheel locks and my rims have never been stolen (yet....). i think its due 1) being lucky and 2) its such a highoffset that people dont want them (maybe?)
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Old 07-02-2001, 02:13 AM   #7
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Default subaru wheel locks / BBS 17x7 rims

The thing that concerns me is that the Subaru Canada BBS rims with supplied BBS/Subaru lug nuts show a greater contact patch than the lug nuts and BBS wheel. I'm also looking around to find my postal meter to gauge the weight difference.
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Old 07-02-2001, 09:24 AM   #8
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Old 07-02-2001, 09:40 AM   #9
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personally, i get 3-4 sets of locking lugs w/aftermarket wheels...

slows em down A LOT if they really wanna steal em...

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Old 07-02-2001, 11:56 AM   #10
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McGard Spline Drives with wheel locks, or Gorrilla wheel locks (all the lugs are locks).
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