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Old 06-10-2008, 04:25 PM   #1
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Default looking for affordable high quality wheel locks

Decently affordable, high quality key system that can withstand the wheels coming on and off a lot with an impact gun, I've heard way too many stories of the oem mcguards shearing off inside the key and I really don't need this to happen at the track.

I don't care for aluminum, and since the rest of my lugs are steel, it would probably be in my best interest to match that. What are everyone's preferences for quality locks?
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:32 PM   #2
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I don't think ANY locks are meant to be used with an impact gun. The impact gun can easily break steel keys or round the locks.

With that said, I've been using McGard spline drives with my weak electric impact wrench with no issues at all. Spline drives aren't really locks though as the "key" is universal for all spline drives.
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:31 PM   #3
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Never, ever put lug nuts ON with an impact gun. Removal only.
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Old 06-11-2008, 04:03 AM   #4
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never put wheel locks on a 2.5i
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:11 AM   #5
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Wheel locks are a waste of money...most of the time the only person they stop from taking the wheels off is the actual owner when the key is lost or stolen. Thieves have no problem removing them.

Don't use an impact gun on wheel locks...at all.
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