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- ASIN: B000CONU4W
- Item model number: 25257
By : McGard
Price : $32.99
Safeguarding the world’s finest wheels and tires from theft considering that 1964. McGard wheel locks are manufactured in the USA to meet or exceed O.E.M. standards for safety and durability. Presently, McGard is an Original Equipment wheel lock supplier to over 30 car lines around the planet. These painless-to-use, one-piece wheel locks function like standard lug nuts, but demand a unique crucial tool for installation and removal. The steel collar on the user friendly crucial guides the crucial into the lock pattern. The collar holds the key in alignment for simple and easy installation and removal. The pc generated important designs enable for an infinite quantity of crucial patterns. The added narrow pattern groove on the lock resists the intrusion of removal tools into the pattern. Each and every McGard wheel lock is totally machined from restricted chemistry steel produced especially for McGard and by means of-hardened for its unsurpassed level of security. McGard’s plating approach consists of 3 layers of nickel and one layer of microporous chrome creating a superior finish though protecting against rust. For use on Tuner wheels or wheels with incredibly small lug nut holes. For alloy wheels only.
- 1.24" Overall Length
- M12 x 1.5 Thread Size
- 13/16" Hex Size
- Tuner Style Cone Seat Wheel Locks
- Set of four Locks and 1 Key
I installed these McGard chrome wheel locks for peace of mind. My aftermarket Drag 34 alloy wheels have very tight lug nut recesses so I got the "Tuner Style" wheel locks. If the lug nut recesses in your wheels are bigger than the recesses in my wheels, you might be able to use other McGard locks which have the same M12 x 1.5 internal thread but are slightly longer, have a slightly bigger outer diameter, and are less expensive (more on this later). Be sure to get the proper "seat" (cone, radius, or shank) to match your wheels.
These locks are 1.24" long, look great and are easy to use. The included key fits into a 13/16" socket. The key pattern is actually at the bottom of a sleeve that fits over the body of the lock. This design provides secure key/lock engagement and eliminates damage to the key or the lock due to misalignment.
McGard includes a registration card so you can get replacement keys at a later date. Be sure to keep your copy in a safe place.
Other reviewers have complained that the included 13/16" hex key does not fit their OEM lugnut tool. To help address this, McGard actually makes other (less expensive) locksets with the same M12 x 1.5 internal thread with hex keys in 2 sizes to fit certain OEM lugnut tools:
- the 25137 locks McGard 24137 Chrome Cone Seat Wheel Locks (M12 x 1.5 Thread Size) - Set of 4 have a 3/4" hex size key and are 1.46" long
- the 25157 locks McGard 24157 Chrome Cone Seat Wheel Locks (M12 x 1.5 Thread Size) - Set of 4 have a 13/16" hex size key and are 1.28" long
so may be possible to get a lockset with a key that fits your OEM wrench. (don't worry, the keys work with metric sockets). For myself, I have an X-wrench in my car (it gives better leverage) which has multiple socket sizes so this is not an issue for me.
All in all, this is a great product. It's more expensive than those copycat brands available at your local automobile specialty store, but definitely worth it!
I bought these because I recently installed a set of aftermarket rims on my 06 corolla. I did strip the tool and one of the lug nuts when installing the last lug nut, but I emailed McGard and explained the situation and they sent me 2 replacement tools as well as a replacement lug nut for FREE! didn't even have to pay shipping.. all-in-all good product, and even better customer service!