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

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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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    Man that's the truth that's worth more than the wheels and tires
     
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    I fully agree that all it does is slow the scumbags down a bit. Kinda like a fence around someone's front yard, just keeps honest people honest.
     
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    If someone can carry the tire and wheel they can have it. We used a forklift to place mine on the back.
     
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    Gorilla does make a set that locks every lug and will fit small diameter lug openings in wheels,

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    Some people say their Jeeps came with wheel locks from the dealer. Are these wheel locks on mine? I’ve attached a picture of my spare also.

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    Nope
     
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    This. My wheel and tire is 117 lbs with those cheap spline locks that I bought for one reason, they look cool. I just hope their stupid friend takes a video and posts it like these kids do these days because I want a good laugh.
     
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    No you do not have wheel locks.
     
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    Totally agree.

    The factory Mopar locks made by McGuard are really easy to remove because it's a single locking lug. There are special sockets that are designed to remove wheel locks without keys. Think of a giant EZ-Out. The locking 24 piece Gorilla set is just as easy to remove but take more time. Usually you have to knock out the lug from the special socket one at a time. That's extra time most thieves will probably pass on. Most thieves would not bother since it would take a lot longer to try removing all the lugs with the special socket.
     
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    Catalytic converter thief is probably way more common, here in Chicago anyway. The JL or any high lifted vehicle is a easy target. I have a 2.0T now and thankfully the CAT is not easily accessible on the turbo.
     
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    For the $50 i think its a great idea all depends on what model you have a spare tire rim can cost you about $800 and then the cost of a tire as well .
     
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    Just got a new spare tire and wheel so I decided to get the gorilla 5 pack set, I'm not worried about the 4 drive tires but that spare is almost asking to be stolen so got these, they're $35 free shipping and have had good luck w/ gorilla products in the past.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07T8KH439
     
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    I’m looking for a good way to lock my spare on my new Willys. Any recommendations? I like the ones @blnewt posted but my wheels came with chrome lug nuts so those would look odd and I didn’t see a chrome option. Thanks!
     
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