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    welldressed007
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    There has been a huge spike in the theft of new car wheels/rims which can prove very costly. There is an antidote and inexpensive, purchase 4 lock-nuts, one for each wheel (between $20-30 dollars. Times are hard….

    #878426

    pcoz
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    How do you get them off if you have a flat?

    #878427

    welldressed007
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    the same way they are put on

    #878428

    LBK
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    They come along with a key, that fits into the lugwrench. There is also a code that comes along each set, so if you ever lose the key, you can have a new one made. If you lose the key AND the code, don’t get a flat tire….

    #878429

    Midwood Yid
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    The set of locknuts come with a special key, like a socket that fits over the unusually shapped nut with a standard shape nut on the other end. You keep this key in your glove compartment or in your trunk next to your jack.

    #878430

    oomis
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    With a lug-wrench. Sometimes a spray of “liquid wrench” will help loosen the lug-nuts.

    #878431

    OneOfMany
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    You mean lug nuts?

    #878432

    pcoz
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    we had our licence plates stolen so we put the new ones on with one-way screws, you need to drill them out if they need removing

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