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      05-26-2012, 10:43 AM   #1
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Best Wheel locks out there???

Guys

I'm moving and won't have a covered garage anymore thus I am looking for some options/suggestions for wheels locks for my M3. I know the basic locks are useless and professional thieves can easily break them or have master keys for them. So looking for the best wheel locks money can buy and something that will really work! Please help.
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      05-27-2012, 10:50 PM   #2
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I'm also in the market for wheel locks.

The thing to consider is that wheel locks are only a deterrent. If you make it too hard, at determined thief can always just take the whole car (tow truck).
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      05-28-2012, 05:18 PM   #3
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just got RADS for $40
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      05-28-2012, 09:22 PM   #5
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i have RADs too
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      05-28-2012, 09:26 PM   #6
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RADS..only thing I didnt like was their color..so I painted them black..see my post #8 here
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      05-29-2012, 06:42 PM   #7
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RADS..only thing I didnt like was their color..so I painted them black..see my post #8 here
Tibra, can you tell me if the diameter is larger than stock?

I had to return the euro locks because they were too large for the openings on my ADV wheels.
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      05-29-2012, 07:31 PM   #8
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Tibra, can you tell me if the diameter is larger than stock?

I had to return the euro locks because they were too large for the openings on my ADV wheels.
No RADs are exact size as OEM ...M12 X1.5

See OEM here

The thing I also like about RADs is they are TUV approved and come in different lenghts to accomdate wheels spacers (if you are running them)
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      05-29-2012, 07:53 PM   #9
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No RADs are exact size as OEM ...M12 X1.5

See OEM here

The thing I also like about RADs is they are TUV approved and come in different lenghts to accomdate wheels spacers (if you are running them)
Thanks Tibra. Going to order a set tonight.
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      05-29-2012, 09:54 PM   #10
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RAD is pretty much all we recommend since the beginning. We keep most sizes in stock.
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I have RAD locks on my Audi. They're now all nasty and corroded looking, in spite of how they're hyped as having some kind of fancy finish.
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All RAD bolts feature Dacromet coating, a specification required by Mercedes Benz, which results in a dull gray finish that lasts for years.
That said, they're still structurally sound & fully functional. I did track with them in, so they've been subjected to non-street conditions. However, the OEM bolts I use them with are still clean.

For winters, I use the RAD 2-piece bolts on the same car (my BBK requires spacers for the OEM wheels, which I use for winter, so I needed longer bolts). After 2 winters, they still look fine. I don't use the plastic caps.
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      05-30-2012, 02:48 PM   #12
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I have RAD locks on my Audi. They're now all nasty and corroded looking, in spite of how they're hyped as having some kind of fancy finish.
Agree thats why I painted them
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