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Old 11-04-2013, 06:07 PM   #1
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Help Rim key

Can't find my rim key (lock socket) where can I get a replacement or how can I get it off. I've got a damn flat I can't fix lol
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you can try hammering on a slightly undersized socket or buy an external easy out. A good tow truck driver can normally get it off for a decent tip.
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That's why when you do get it off, even if you find the key, just toss the lock nuts and put regular lugs on .. If someone really wanted your rims, they'd have absolutely no problems getting those lock nuts off anyway..IMO there 100x more a pain in the A than anything else
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That's why when you do get it off, even if you find the key, just toss the lock nuts and put regular lugs on .. If someone really wanted your rims, they'd have absolutely no problems getting those lock nuts off anyway..IMO there 100x more a pain in the A than anything else
I had the same issue. Had a lock on each lug and lost the key, eventually got them off but it was a PITA. So yea someone could get them off if they wanted.... But now I have 20 locking ones so I don't think they will want to give the effort.
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That's why when you do get it off, even if you find the key, just toss the lock nuts and put regular lugs on .. If someone really wanted your rims, they'd have absolutely no problems getting those lock nuts off anyway..IMO there 100x more a pain in the A than anything else
That's the game plan. As soon as I can get them off
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Old 11-05-2013, 02:11 PM   #6
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They make a special tool to get the lockers off. You have to hammer it on, and it ruins the nut.
Not sure if any average person can purchase it though.
My brother Is a mechanic and had to use it on my car when he did my wheels. Previous owner did not send the key with the car.
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They make a special tool to get the lockers off. You have to hammer it on, and it ruins the nut. Not sure if any average person can purchase it though. My brother Is a mechanic and had to use it on my car when he did my wheels. Previous owner did not send the key with the car.
See I found the key for mine a few days after we had to get them off
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Most ford dealers will have the correct key, mine did.
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Most ford dealers will have the correct key, mine did.
These aren't the original rims though. Think they still may have it?
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These aren't the original rims though. Think they still may have it?
Are they the original lugs?

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Won't hurt to run up there regardless. I actually stripped my key due to over tightening. I ran up there and they just handed me a whole set of keys and I tried a bunch till I found the right one. I assume all dealerships would have this.
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These aren't the original rims though. Think they still may have it?
I doubt it.

I suggest getting a set with locks for each lug as previously suggested. I got a set of 24 Gorilla locks on Amazon for $2 more than the set of 20. I figure if I ever loose one I'll be happy. I also recommend buying a 2nd key B4 you need it. Hide them both in your car. These will not stop the pro's but will stop crackheads. The $30-45 is a wise investment if stops a theft...it's not a lot of $
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If it's a standard McGard lock, a 3/4 12 point socket and a hammer will solve this...bang it on tight and carefully loosen with a breaker bar.

Then buy another lock set, if you need it where you are. If you have original lock numbers from McGard, you can order a new key on line, if you don't, chuck em and buy a new set; it's less hassle.
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Try discount tire if there is one around you they have all that stuff and I used a 19mm on my old truck to get them off but it's all about the lock can you post a pic of the lock that might help
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