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      12-05-2010, 04:12 AM   #1
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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.

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They are both reputable brands, can't go wrong either way.
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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.
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oem wheel locks are another option. get the dealer to throw them in for free.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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!
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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.
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