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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:27 PM
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Wheel locks?

Just wondering if everyone has wheel locks on their cars? My dealer gave them in for free. Are they standard for our cars? Or was my dealer being nice by installing them?

If u don't have wheel locks do u feel safe without it? Just want to know what everyone thinks.

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Old 05-09-2013, 08:51 PM
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Wheel locks?

I believe the locks are optional for the dealer to include, but would never own a car without them.


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Old 05-10-2013, 09:58 AM
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Wheel locks?

I have them. They are not included as a standard option.


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Old 05-10-2013, 10:14 AM
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Wheel locks?

My dealer installs them on every car on the lot but nothing is a give-away, it's all worked into the price. More then likely it's worked into the PDI charge.


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Old 05-10-2013, 11:01 AM
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I dont see the point of wheel locks anymore, one can simplay buy a master key from EBay.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:53 AM
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I dont see the point of wheel locks anymore, one can simplay buy a master key from EBay.
It's not going to stop the pros or the guy who really wants YOUR wheels. But, it might stop the guy who is just looking to flip any decent wheels for some cash.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:50 AM
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It's not going to stop the pros or the guy who really wants YOUR wheels. But, it might stop the guy who is just looking to flip any decent wheels for some cash.
I think the pros will just take the whole car
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I remove them. My buddy had a window broken by wheel crooks...they went through the car until they found the key and stole the wheels.
Also if you need to change a tire it becomes extra work. And if you can't find the key it becomes a problem.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:20 AM
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Wheel locks?

My guy at Mr. Tire said the BMW wheel locks really work, whereas many other brands' can easily be removed with an impact wrench and no key.


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