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post #1 of 40 Old 05-18-2016, 03:40 AM Thread Starter
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Get Those Locking Lug Nuts People

Woke up to this today. I do not live in high crime area but, according to the cop, this is getting to be more common. They target new cars and sell the tires/rims to people online looking for spares which totally makes sense since this is such a new model.

Locking lug nuts won't stop thieves but they will slow them down and, at least in my area, they aren't always sold with cars. I was a bit surprised they weren't sold with mine - when I lived on the East Coast every car I bought had them. Guess I should have spoken up.

If you don't have them maybe think about getting them next time you get your oil changed.
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This is painful to see. I'm so sorry this happened to you. Locking lugs are good advice. Unfortunate that they are needed but it seems they are. I'd be curious to see where they show up online for sale.

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Locking wheel nuts are fitted as standard here in the UK.

Still.................mustn't grumble
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I don’t want to catch anybody trying to do that to my car. I would end up in prison.

I presume it is an insurance job?
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Sorry that happened to you. There was a GT-R in my area that had his wheels jacked the exact same way (the thieves left his car resting on cement blocks which really fucked up side skirts.

My car came pre-installed with wheel locks though I did have to pay an additional $CAD 55 for them at delivery which I was a little vexed. They couldn't give it to me for free?! lol

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Oh man that's horrible. Hopefully those bastard get what's coming to them.
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That's sick and there is nothing worse than a thief.
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I donít want to catch anybody trying to do that to my car. I would end up in prison.

I presume it is an insurance job?
Yes, insurance will cover all of it. That includes the tow which was a little spendy since getting a car with no wheels on a tow truck quite a chore!
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So sorry to see this! It's awful how some people have no respect for other people's property.
My car comes with locks, but as mentioned above, I have to pay for them too (why not just include them already?)
Hope this is all resolved for you very soon.
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So sorry to see this! It's awful how some people have no respect for other people's property.
My car comes with locks, but as mentioned above, I have to pay for them too (why not just include them already?)
Hope this is all resolved for you very soon.
Ours came with the locks as well. Can't imagine what 4, 18 inch wheels and tires must cost

I believe we paid $69.00 USD for ours but glad now...

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