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Old 10-11-2013, 05:59 PM   #61
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:00 PM   #62
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I have McGard extended locks as well as a tilt sensor. No system is an absolute preventive measure, but obviously any deterrent is better than no deterrent.
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:33 PM   #63
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Sure, but the mcgard locks are equivalent to leaving the front door locked but the window right next to it wide open. If a thief sees 5 gorilla locks on a wheel, they will move on. No one is going to try and mess with 5 locks per wheel.
Thanks for the advice. I've been thinking about getting wheel locks and this incident is very encouraging.

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Old 10-11-2013, 07:26 PM   #65
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:29 PM   #66
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:44 PM   #67
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:57 PM   #68
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I have McGard extended locks as well as a tilt sensor. No system is an absolute preventive measure, but obviously any deterrent is better than no deterrent.
That. Wheel locks prevent the opportunistic thief, which is most thieves out there. If they're someone who really wants your wheels, they've been eyeing you for some time to figure out when they can get them.
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:12 PM   #70
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:21 PM   #71
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Probably not. But's its just as well because I'd bet they are terrible to drive.
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:34 PM   #72
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Do these not come with tilt sensor? Not that it would've made a difference but our 03' e320 came standard with tilt sensor, and if the alarm were to go off, Mercedes' Tele-Aid would get in contact with us.
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:52 PM   #73
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Do these not come with tilt sensor? Not that it would've made a difference but our 03' e320 came standard with tilt sensor, and if the alarm were to go off, Mercedes' Tele-Aid would get in contact with us.
That's an E-Class. This is the cheapest Mercedes you can buy.
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true, but even c-class' at that time period had what Mercedes called "Tow away protection"
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Friend of mine lost his gorilla key and lost the sticker with the serial number on it, so he couldn't get a replacement. We used 8 of those tools to remove 20 gorilla locks, and it took nearly an hour for each one. Furthermore, on many vehicles/wheels, these tools are too thick to get into the lug cavity. Also, since the gorillas are tapered (unlike the ones you posted) the tool has VERY VERY little meat to grab, and if your lugs are torqued like mine, you aint gettin em off. My friend is lazy and sloppy, so his lugs were sort of loose, which helped up remove them.

Like I said, is it possible to remove them? Sure. But you are not going to get it done on the street, without making noise, within a reasonable time frame.
I used to work in a tire shop These arent nearly as hard to remove as you say they are harder than most but 1-2 min each, You guys suck if it took you an hour each
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Ya'll are making me paranoid, I've never had these fancy new fangled wheel locks, they seem like a pita. Maybe I should be happy I live in the sticks.
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true, but even c-class' at that time period had what Mercedes called "Tow away protection"
You really think anyone in NYC is going to think twice about an alarm going off?
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