Wheel locks - what kind & how many do I buy?

  1. Mikias

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    I've spent a lot of time scouring the internet to find a definitive answer for this question and I've seem to come up short.

    I have a '19 Type-R with just factory lugs and I'd like to add a layer of protection for wheel theft. Internet - and this forum - says to grab wheel locks but I don't see a consensus on what size wheel lock or type that needs to be used. I'm operating under the assumption that my requirements are: 14x1.5mm / Ball Seat Wheel locks.

    I've also seen a lot of discussion around buying on your own for a reduced price over going through the dealer (~$100). I can see a pack of 4 wheel locks for 57$ on Amazon, so am I to buy 5 sets of these? 1 for every lug?

    Or is the wheel lock supposed to be 1 or 2 per wheel?

    I'm new to all of this. Thanks in advance for any help.
     
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    Generally, One per wheel.
    They are a deterrent, but not impossible to remove without the correct matching socket , as they can be removed with the suitable "Gripping" tool ...
    So putting one on each wheel will stop the casual theft, but a professional thief will get the wheel lock off as fast as a normal wheel nut.

    Watch out for voiding your wheel's warranty by fitting non-honda locking wheel nuts !!!
    :rofl: (Kidding -- I think ? ) :dunno:
     
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    I had another set from my first written off Type R so I used 2 sets. I don't live in an area where people steal rims (I hope) but if someone really wanted them hopefully that would be enough of annoyance to not want to.

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    I want to know about the badass wheel locks that are fancy looking. I am going to be putting down a solid $2k on some enkei wheels. Aren't there some pretty expensive but reputable wheel locks out there?
     
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    Gorilla lugs, each one is a lock. As others have said wheel locks are not 100% guarantee but that’s what I got when I couldn’t find the set that came with my car putting my regular wheels back on after winter
     
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    If they want your wheels, they'll take it. It just takes a little more time. One set is enough. Usually, wheel thieves go around and steal wheels between 2AM-5AM. The only time you have to worry is when you park your car on the street during those times.
     
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    If you are still interested I have a set of Honda wheel locks I will sell you cheap.
     
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    How much are you selling for? I may grab another set on top of the ones I have now. The more protection the better!
     
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    For whatever reason I started a bunch of videos from the lockpickinglawyer, it's started making me insecure about any lock out there :p Granted the man probably has some magical hands, he seems to have no issues picking just about any lock.
     
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    I will sell them to you for $20.00 delivered.I would not use more than one lock per wheel.
     
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    You live in or near dc? id get gorilla locks I'm getting them just because they're black lol
     
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    I live in NoVA, why? Would gorilla locks be better?
     
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    Why not more than one? Isn't that improved protection?
     
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    Black ctr? Were you driving sunday when that jackass v6camaro,maxima and old s class Mercedes were racing on the highway? And they would be better yes and they are black matching your wheels
     
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