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    Wheel Locks

    Holly crap there's alot of locks to choose from on ebay. Over 600 when I search for "wheel locks Toyota". Anyone have any experience on locks that they like or don't like? Any recommendations?

    Any help is well appreciated.

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    Re: Wheel Locks

    Quote Originally Posted by User1 View Post
    Holly crap there's alot of locks to choose from on ebay. Over 600 when I search for "wheel locks Toyota". Anyone have any experience on locks that they like or don't like? Any recommendations?

    Any help is well appreciated.
    I don't have any experience, but I don't think I would like the ones that the Parking Enforcement Department uses.

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    Re: Wheel Locks

    Quote Originally Posted by skibum View Post
    I don't have any experience, but I don't think I would like the ones that the Parking Enforcement Department uses.
    Wonder if I could find those on ebay? hmmmmmm..............

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    Re: Wheel Locks

    Quote Originally Posted by User1 View Post
    Wonder if I could find those on ebay? hmmmmmm..............
    I didn't check ebay, but a google search for "wheel lock boots" was productive. I'm an Amazon first shopper and they have a wide selection at this link . I had no idea that this was even something that you could purchase. Thankfully, I live where it's not an issue

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    Re: Wheel Locks

    Quote Originally Posted by skibum View Post
    I didn't check ebay, but a google search for "wheel lock boots" was productive. I'm an Amazon first shopper and they have a wide selection at this link . I had no idea that this was even something that you could purchase. Thankfully, I live where it's not an issue

    Well I was kinda leaning towards these Gorilla locks. I figured you can't go wrong if you picked something that has "Gorilla" in the name. Your pick looks good too! I don't think anyone would mess with my van if I had four of those locks on my wheels!
    Decisions, decisions...............

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    Re: Wheel Locks

    I used to have a 280Z with 15" Centerlines on it and Mcgaurd wheel locks.
    Had to park it outside over a weekend (at work in an industrial park)
    When I came to work on monday, the wheels were gone and the locks were scattered on the ground covered in very obvious vise grip jaw marks.
    I think wheel locks will only eliminate the casual thief, anyone serious will likely have a master set and/or vice grips.

    Tried some "water proof" Gorilla glue that worked GREAT,
    until it got wet.

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