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Old 04-19-2002, 06:02 AM   #1
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best way to protect wheels from theft?

most of us will be rolling in new dubs this summer, and we all know that ain't cheap.....good god, I cringe at the price tag of my 19'' GT3s.

so, what are you guys using to protect them? I know to use multiple wheel locks, but what are the best brands out there? and which brands do I stay out of? (I had one brand where the key got chewed out because it could not handle the pressure).
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Old 04-22-2002, 10:37 AM   #2
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I'm using OEM BMW wheel locks...

if a thief really wants your rims...he could crack off any wheel lock with a hammer and screw driver. Just about any brand of wheel locks offer the same protection...or lack of...
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Old 04-22-2002, 10:58 AM   #3
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I use two sets of locks. Just in case. Cant remember tha name. Got them in Germany when I got my wheels.
But like Vinnymac said. If they want the wheels, they WILL get them.
Unless you glue them on But that is not a good idea I think
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Old 04-24-2002, 06:31 PM   #4
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Re: Re: best way to protect wheels from theft?

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I thought "dubs" only referred to 20" wheels?
I don't even understand where they get dubs from 20" wheels in the first place. random slang is stupid
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Old 04-25-2002, 12:51 AM   #5
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You could always just lay in your backseat with a loaded 9mm..
get them bastards..
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Old 04-27-2002, 02:26 AM   #6
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Old 05-16-2002, 07:13 AM   #7
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Re: Re: Re: best way to protect wheels from theft?

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I don't even understand where they get dubs from 20" wheels in the first place. random slang is stupid
DUBS... from dub for 20 as dub sack of weed... term coined from the street dealers... yea, all ebonics... LOL


and protecting wheels??? like everyone says, if they want 'em, they will find a way to get 'em... only protection is INSURANCE for them...
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Old 05-17-2002, 12:24 AM   #8
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I keep a loaded .40 cal in the car with gold dot ammo.. I carry 17 round magzines with a 9mm Negev... it's the 9mm version of the desert eagle.

If someone messes with your car there is no hesitation.. I will wear their eyes around my 18kt chain.

Quick question, why is everyone here afraid to post what their paid for their ACS rims? Or do the moderators just delete the posts for their own interests? I have seen prices vary by a few hundred dollars and frankly, I already feel they are over priced. Need help getting a deal!

Also, despite the lack of protection, wheel locks deter common street thugs. So that being the case, along with the orig. post, which brand is good?

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Old 05-17-2002, 12:40 AM   #9
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Although I have not tried it, I hear that McGuard (sp?) is pretty good.
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Old 05-17-2002, 04:04 PM   #10
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make sure you got a indoor garage
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got one, gated, with gurads (not old men with badges).
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got one, gated, with gurads (not old men with badges).
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Old 05-18-2002, 10:03 AM   #13
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BMW doe actually offer a higher end lock, I think they are like $90 retail though. Its not the typical lock we are used to, its a whole new bolt and lock cap set up. You replace a bolt on each rim entirely, the top of the bolt is somewhat hollow, and a cap is then placed into the hollow part of the bolt. The lock key is a real key, small and flat, about the size of a smallpad lock key, easy to fit into your wallet or conceal some other place.

But its true, if they want your rims, they gonna get them one way or another.
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Old 05-18-2002, 05:35 PM   #14
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Old 05-19-2002, 02:38 AM   #15
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I uses Gorilla locks and holow tips in a Lorsen 9mm.
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Old 05-19-2002, 01:58 PM   #16
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Here is the link to the locks I was talking about. A lock with a real flat key that is easy to hide, not a giant bolt head.

http://www.bmwwheels.com/acc_detail....=13&Series=E46
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