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Old 07-07-2012, 03:59 AM   #7321
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My wheels came with a key for the lug nuts. So you can't take the wheels off with out it.
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:24 AM   #7322
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Stock wheels? Wtf lol. Someone was desperate.

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Actually, it's probably not such a bad idea. You can sell them as brand new and get some pretty good money for them. Plus, it would be impossible to track them back as the stolen wheels because they are so common. Easy pick and easy sell, what could possibly go wrong.
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:02 AM   #7323
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:22 AM   #7324
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this happened here in my town at the local dealership it had stock wheels on it. I can't believe something like this would happen here in this town I was dumbfounded when my buddy showed it to me, he's a sales man there. He and the owner was just happy it was sat on blocks to save any under carriage damage.

That looks like it could be pushed over really easily!

Thieves will sometimes sell the alloy wheels for metal scrap too
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:45 AM   #7325
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My wheels came with a key for the lug nuts. So you can't take the wheels off with out it.
If someone really wants your wheels; they're coming off! They make tools for technicians to get around locked lugs, like when the owner can't remember what happened to it...

One tool bites into the metal with grooves that go opposite the threads on the wheel studs, and another tool is hammered on and splits the lugs down the middle. Locks just slow the experienced thieves down a second!
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:48 AM   #7326
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:53 AM   #7327
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Yikes! Is that thing home-made? The angles look all kinds of wrong. :what:

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Old 07-08-2012, 11:21 AM   #7328
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I believe he was going for the dorsal fin look. Rotfl
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:36 AM   #7329
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If someone really wants your wheels; they're coming off! They make tools for technicians to get around locked lugs, like when the owner can't remember what happened to it...

One tool bites into the metal with grooves that go opposite the threads on the wheel studs, and another tool is hammered on and splits the lugs down the middle. Locks just slow the experienced thieves down a second!
Well yea I know it's possible to remove them I had to pay to have one removed on a old grand am I used to have. To the average joe which is the type of theives we ususally have around here.
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:51 AM   #7330
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everyone who wants to sell a car where i live leaves them by the road in the parking lot of booksamillion and one morning i saw a camaro for sale that someone had stolen the wheels of.
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