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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-30-2007, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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i need to get my rims off...but they have a lock on them and i never recieved the key from who i bought it from.how can i get them off???they are 17 inch diablo racing rims if that helps.
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Try to order the key from the company that made the locks.

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If the things aren't on very tight you might be able to clamp on them with a pair of vise grips and break them loose.

If they're on tight, you might have to grind some flat sides on the wheel locks with a grinder so the vise grips won't slip when you use them. I usually keep a Ford tool (BFH) around the house for good measure. Be careful not to hit the rim with the grinder.

There might be other ways out there, but that's what I have had to do.

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get a 3/4 deep socket, hammer it on and use a breaker bar. It took about 10 minutes for 'brain to take the locking lugs off my car.




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that doesnt do me any good.




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o ok...
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the 3/4 goes over the lock...
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get a 3/4 deep socket, hammer it on and use a breaker bar. It took about 10 minutes for 'brain to take the locking lugs off my car.
yep, had to do this at the track. hammer on whatever socket fits. (use a cheap one). and if someone wants to steal your wheels they will do this. this is why I stopped using locks.

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ooooo alright i see.thanks
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