BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Wheels + Tires Sponsored by The Tire Rack
  TireRack

KEEP M3POST ALIVE BY DOING YOUR TIRERACK SHOPPING FROM THIS BANNER LINK!
View Poll Results: McGard or RAD
McGard 3 18.75%
RAD wheel locks only 10 62.50%
RAD wheel locks and bolts to match 3 18.75%
Voters: 16. You may not vote on this poll

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-05-2010, 04:12 AM   #1
GewoW
#thatsanicemovebro
 
GewoW's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3 LSB/Black 6MT
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Montreal, Canada

Posts: 3,834
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2011 BMW M3  [4.67]
Send a message via Skype™ to GewoW
McGard or Rad wheel locks?

Basically have black lugs, so am wondering if I should get a set of 20 RAD lugs + their wheel locks (to match), or just get a set of 4 McGard locks with that black top.

Opinions welcome.
__________________
GewoW is offline   Greece
0
Reply With Quote
      12-05-2010, 02:03 PM   #2
SV Concepts III
Lieutenant General
 
Drives: BMW Duh
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Santa Clara

Posts: 17,022
iTrader: (13)

Send a message via AIM to SV Concepts III
They are both reputable brands, can't go wrong either way.
SV Concepts III is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-06-2010, 12:33 PM   #3
jeffnnj
Second Lieutenant
 
jeffnnj's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E93 M3
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: NNJ, USA

Posts: 281
iTrader: (0)

I asked my parts manager and we have not heard of a set of rims being stolen in over 20 years. I would probably take a pass on both.
__________________
2011 M3 Convertible, Alpine White/Black Novillo Leather
2008 550i Sport, Platinum Gray/Natural Brown (retired)
2006 550i Silver Gray/Black (retired)
2002 M3 Convertible Titanium Silver/Black(retired)
1998 328i Convertible Arctic Silver/Gray(retired)
jeffnnj is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-06-2010, 03:09 PM   #4
montreal red
chris
 
montreal red's Avatar
 
Drives: White Boat
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Toronto

Posts: 12,123
iTrader: (31)

Send a message via MSN to montreal red
oem wheel locks are another option. get the dealer to throw them in for free.
__________________

Current: 2013 F10 M5 & 2013 GLK350
997.1 GT3RS (gone)
2009 WRX STI (gone)
e92 M3 (gone)
montreal red is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      12-06-2010, 03:29 PM   #5
ChrisK
Brigadier General
 
ChrisK's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: IL

Posts: 4,856
iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by montreal red View Post
oem wheel locks are another option. get the dealer to throw them in for free.
BMW has two versions of locks:

Normal and High-Security. High-Security having more keys. McGard makes the High-Security OEM locks.

I have both the High-Security OEM and RAD locks. I use the RAD and painted them black.
__________________

2011 E92 M3: AW/BLK • DCT
Europäische Lieferung am 6. August 2010
ChrisK is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-07-2010, 02:02 AM   #6
GewoW
#thatsanicemovebro
 
GewoW's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3 LSB/Black 6MT
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Montreal, Canada

Posts: 3,834
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2011 BMW M3  [4.67]
Send a message via Skype™ to GewoW
Quote:
Originally Posted by montreal red View Post
oem wheel locks are another option. get the dealer to throw them in for free.
I need a 38mm shank (12mm spacer) so that won't work unfortunately
__________________
GewoW is offline   Greece
0
Reply With Quote
      12-07-2010, 03:22 AM   #7
swamp2
Lieutenant General
 
swamp2's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Diego, CA USA

Posts: 10,192
iTrader: (1)

I can second the OEM wheel locks. They are black, simple and look good with the rest of the lugs being OEM. They are also pretty inexpensive, maybe $40 or so online.
__________________
E92 M3 | Space Gray on Fox Red | M-DCT | CF Roof | RAC RG63 Wheels | Brembo 380mm BBK |
| Vorsteiner Ti Exhaust | Matte Black Grilles/Side Gills/Rear Emblem/Mirrors |
| Alekshop Back up Camera | GP Thunders | BMW Aluminum Pedals | Elite Angels |
| XPEL Full Front Wrap | Hardwired V1 | Interior Xenon Light Kit |
swamp2 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-07-2010, 03:34 AM   #8
GewoW
#thatsanicemovebro
 
GewoW's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3 LSB/Black 6MT
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Montreal, Canada

Posts: 3,834
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2011 BMW M3  [4.67]
Send a message via Skype™ to GewoW
Quote:
Originally Posted by swamp2 View Post
I can second the OEM wheel locks. They are black, simple and look good with the rest of the lugs being OEM. They are also pretty inexpensive, maybe $40 or so online.
Ya i like them too and have them, but I need to get new ones with a 12mm extension. I don't think the BMW locks can be bought at that size.
__________________
GewoW is offline   Greece
0
Reply With Quote
      12-07-2010, 12:38 PM   #9
tom @ eas
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
tom @ eas's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Anaheim, CA

Posts: 10,214
iTrader: (13)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by GewoW View Post
Basically have black lugs, so am wondering if I should get a set of 20 RAD lugs + their wheel locks (to match), or just get a set of 4 McGard locks with that black top.

Opinions welcome.
BBS has used McGuard for their locks, Mercedes Benz uses Rad as an OEM supplier.

It's purely your call.
__________________
Tom G. | european auto source (eas)
email: tom@europeanautosource.com · web: www.europeanautosource.com · tel 866.669.0705 · ca: 714.369.8524 x22

eas M4 AY Progress/Buildup Journal · GET DAILY UPDATES ON OUR BLOG · FACEBOOK · YOUTUBE · FLICKR · INSTAGRAM
tom @ eas is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-07-2010, 09:28 PM   #10
GewoW
#thatsanicemovebro
 
GewoW's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3 LSB/Black 6MT
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Montreal, Canada

Posts: 3,834
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2011 BMW M3  [4.67]
Send a message via Skype™ to GewoW
Quote:
Originally Posted by tom @ eas View Post
BBS has used McGuard for their locks, Mercedes Benz uses Rad as an OEM supplier.

It's purely your call.
Do you carry them? Can you PM me price of 38mm shank?

Thx
__________________
GewoW is offline   Greece
0
Reply With Quote
      12-11-2010, 04:36 PM   #11
GewoW
#thatsanicemovebro
 
GewoW's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3 LSB/Black 6MT
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Montreal, Canada

Posts: 3,834
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2011 BMW M3  [4.67]
Send a message via Skype™ to GewoW
Ok guys 1 more question. Would it be better to run a 36mm shank or 42mm shank lock for a 38mm shank bolt (12mm spacer)? RAD only makes those!
__________________
GewoW is offline   Greece
0
Reply With Quote
      12-13-2010, 01:24 PM   #12
tom @ eas
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
tom @ eas's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Anaheim, CA

Posts: 10,214
iTrader: (13)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by GewoW View Post
Ok guys 1 more question. Would it be better to run a 36mm shank or 42mm shank lock for a 38mm shank bolt (12mm spacer)? RAD only makes those!
I would run the 36mm.
__________________
Tom G. | european auto source (eas)
email: tom@europeanautosource.com · web: www.europeanautosource.com · tel 866.669.0705 · ca: 714.369.8524 x22

eas M4 AY Progress/Buildup Journal · GET DAILY UPDATES ON OUR BLOG · FACEBOOK · YOUTUBE · FLICKR · INSTAGRAM
tom @ eas is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:55 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST