Has anyone had their wheels stolen off their jeep lately? I'm debating getting wheel locks.

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  1. wv18jl

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    I've had multiple people bring in locking lugs that stripped or lost the adapter over the years.

    Not worth the trouble.
     
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    Theif with $30 jack, and stolen block of wood just stole your wheels.
     
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    Certain types of Spline lugs need a certain adapter to take them on and off, kinda like a wheel lock for every single lug, I like mine, just don't lose the adapter.
     
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    See that's just it... the whole discussion is contextually dependent. My Jeep is garaged at night and in a fenced/gated lot at work. I'm not fool enough to think that ANY security precaution can't be defeated, all I'm attempting to accomplish is deterring the casual thief. If someone really wants your stuff and has the skills they will get it. Will this slow down the stupid thief? Absolutely.
     
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    No, but I usually get my doors blown off by minivans on the highway.
     
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    I have them but the dealer threw them in for free. Otherwise I would not have bothered. Jeep is not a DD and sits in the garage at night.
     
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    Ha! That's exactly what I was thinking!
     
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    I got the set of 5 locked nuts for my new 35s. Like many others said, a thief will eventually figure it out but at least I won't make it easy for them. Unfortunately, mine stays outside parked at all times and overnight, but at least the neighborhood is not the worse of the worse.
     
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    only problem with the gorilla locks is you can get away with using a standard 6 point. socket. ive done it a few times when i miss placed my gorilla "key" socket. haven't seen any real good locking nut for wheels. i just have the stock "Locking" nuts and call it good. I like the thought of if they get jacked then i get some new ones on insurance's dime. :)
     
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    Color me cautious, I have the Gorilla system plus a separate set of Gorilla's. Each lug nut is a lock, but 4 lug nuts have one key and 1 has a separate key meaning that each wheel requires 2 keys to remove it. I chose the black ones to match my wheels. The OEM satin chrome lug nuts looked out of place on the OEM wheels and I did not like the hex design.
     
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    To answer the OP. No , no wheel locks and never had wheels stolen and It appears nobody here has had any wheels stolen. but lots of commentary.
     
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    Most times if thieves want the wheels they take the Jeep!
     
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    I haven’t had anyone steel my wheels but I did loose the catalytic converter to thieves on my JK Rubicon. Not much you can do there as it’s so easy to get to.
     
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    You can buy that anywhere Discount tire sells them it's just a little socket it's not really a lock but I did put the locks on my. Anything you can do to slow them down but if they want them they will get them I just have my insurance value my net 8000 high-value accessories so up to 8000 I get coverage. So if my wheels are stole they get replaced plus the tow to the tire place. People don't realize if they steal them you have to have your vehicles towed to a tire store
     
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    Exactly the spine things do nothing locks are better Discount tire can get will's off everyday with locks my buddy had his stolen on his truck all they do is put a socket that smaller and take them off you better off just putting locks and insure it for 8 thousand more cost about $6 for 6 months on your insurance policy that's about all you can do
     
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