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"Locking" wheel lugnuts

My XK same with thoese "Locking" lugnuts on the stock rims.

You knoe the ones that come with the big "key" tool to take the one-lug-per-wheel off, so as to reduce the chances someone steal the wheels

I'm seriously thinking of taking ythem off .. I have the stock lugs to replce them.

My idea is they might mess me up off road sometime ... and the small chance somone is stealing my rims (and not brining the tools that can easily defeat these) is not worth the bother of having the locking lugnuts.

What do you all think??
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I have the locking lug nuts and have no concerns what so ever. If you are concerned take them off.





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Hmm ... so you guys don't feel the locking lugs are any kind of liability at all?

I'm surprised I figured there'd be problems ... maybe I'll test them tomorow afternoon ... just take a couple of the locking ones off and put 'em back on and see .. thanks for the input!
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A couple months ago, I went outside to go to work and looked across the street, saw a car on blocks with all 4 wheels gone and the front end on the ground......needless to say I went and got some locknuts after work!!
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Having had a lugnut 'key' shear off once, I no longer use them.
Besides, why should I insure something (wheels, by using locking lugs) that I am already insuring? (State Farm)
Wheel thieves have the removal kit on hand anyways.
Locking lugs pretty much just keep honest people honest.

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I had a problem with the stock ones. The top of the locking lug broke off on two wheels so I had to take them to a tire shop and had them removed. I bought a set of McGard locking lugs from the tire shop to replace the stock ones.

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I'm still on the fence, I just checked the package as it was still in the glove box and although mine are MOPAR ... they actualy made by McGard.

The original product registration was still there so I filled it out and stuck is in an envelope to mail (to McGard) ... I'll try the key tomorow sometime and see what it's like.

The "key" is uses the factory lug wrench size so that's good.
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I guess if I had a thugery in my neighborhood, and they were running around stealing 'stock' rims, I might have locking lug nuts.
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