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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-08-2004, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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i got my McGard wheels locks in the mail today... got one on ... second one shattered along with the dam key that goes with it... so much for antitheft... now i kno that all they gota do is take a hammer to it or some **** and they got my wheels.... i didnt do anything irregular i just used a wrench and tried to tighten it and it shattered instantly.. must be a defect in the metal or sumthing... so pathetic... any body have this happen to them... any better wheel locks out there for our cars?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-08-2004, 09:23 PM
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mcgard really does make high quality stuff. rare that happening while you were hand tightening it. if you were using an impact on it, then thats likely to happen. contact them and they should send you another set.
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I would guess you got a set that are too short. The end of the lug is bottoming out in the nut before the nut seats in the wheel. When you do the last bit of tightening, you pop off the heads of the locks while trying to seat them into wheel.

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IF thats the case.... sounds like it could be... then am i able to use this set for the wheels. I got it throught www.tirerack.com and it was supposed to fit the wheels i already got from them.

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Does anybody kno any other brand wheel locks that are worth gettin?

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It's not the wheels, it's the length of stud sticking out of them compaired to the depth of the inside of the lock. If the inside of the lock is 3/4 of a inch deep, and the stud sticking out of the wheel is 1 inch, the studs will bottom out in the lock before they seat in the wheel.

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i highly doubt the lock is too shallow. it may be, though i doubt it. did the lock break, or just the key? gorilla makes good stuff too.
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the key and the wheel lock shattered... i couldnt believe it myself... that reminds me how the hell am i able to get a broke wheel lock off my wheel... because if i get a flat or sumthing im screwed because i cant get that wheel off.. isnt there some kind of bolt breaker ... or tool i can use?

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use a slightly undersized socket(find what barely slips over and go one size smaller), hammer it on, and remove.
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IF thats the case.... sounds like it could be... then am i able to use this set for the wheels. I got it throught www.tirerack.com and it was supposed to fit the wheels i already got from them.
i have wheel locks by Coyote Industries....only one problem, i got my wheel locks at an import shop in Charlotte, NC..and havent seen them anywhere else.

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THanks guyz ill try that... in the mean time my friends are gettin ahold of some gorilla locks. DONT BUY McGard... they suck!

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