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McGuard Locking Nuts £21.99 @ Amazon - Dispatched from and sold by EuroCarParts

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Posted 21st Dec 2019

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McGuard locking nuts through Amazon and supplied by EuroCarParts (ECP). Was looking in halfords and found some for my car at £36. Looked on line and found this deal. Checked against ECP and they were £34.

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SpragClutch21/12/2019 16:27

This is a great price. These are the best and far safer than the ones that …This is a great price. These are the best and far safer than the ones that come with most cars.


But why? Does anyone steal wheels nowadays?
I'd usually recommend binning any sort of locking wheel nut as the cost and inconvenience of loosing the key can be as much as a set of wheels!
Oh the horrors, never again.
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Yeah diamond cut alloys typically costing £400+ each!..with tyres often costing £150 each never get stolen...guess "Proveright" lives in a low crime area...or everyone garages their cars at night!.
For the rest of us, locking nuts/bolts help...sadly, IF someone REALLY wants your wheel, they are going to take them, may have a brand specific master key set on them, or break in your house for car keys, and take the car!!..(and break the rest of vehicle, for parts!)
..check with your local police IF alloys still get stolen...
Oh, IF you remove the standard fit lockers, don't forget to inform your insurance company, and watch your premium go up...!
Insurance rating INCLUDES the security of expensive wheels, you have been warned
I keep my locking nuts on my winter steel rim/tyres (those tyres were NOT cheap!)
PSA group vehicle have very resistant locking nuts fitted as standard..Proverights idea WONT work on these..
Most standard fit lockers aren't too great, though.
Never gun up locking nuts, IF you see anyone so doing on YOUR car, kick thier as#, and report them to management.. -they will have caused damage, and reduced lifespan of your lockers.
(LOOK after your locking key, PLEASE...
from the typing finger of someone who has spent too much time removing lockers from rental cars, where key has been 'lost')
Edited by: "renoman" 21st Dec 2019
I agree with corranga. Got rid of my lock nuts and bought some normal studs.
Nothing worse than having a puncture and you can't get the lock nut off, thereby you can't get the wheel off.
Just as air guns put the studs on too tight they can also round off lock nuts so your tool does not grip to get them off when you next need to

The solution is to hammer on a socket to the lock nut, invarably this will also crack the socket . Or weld a nut to the lock nut. Or for around 21.99 you sometimes get a tool specifically designed to remove lock nuts.

They are a right pain. Nobody steals wheels any more, they are more likely to jack your car up and cut off the catalytic converter! 👿
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Excellent contraception.
This is a great price. These are the best and far safer than the ones that come with most cars.
SpragClutch21/12/2019 16:27

This is a great price. These are the best and far safer than the ones that …This is a great price. These are the best and far safer than the ones that come with most cars.


But why? Does anyone steal wheels nowadays?
I'd usually recommend binning any sort of locking wheel nut as the cost and inconvenience of loosing the key can be as much as a set of wheels!
Corranga21/12/2019 17:03

But why? Does anyone steal wheels nowadays?I'd usually recommend binning …But why? Does anyone steal wheels nowadays?I'd usually recommend binning any sort of locking wheel nut as the cost and inconvenience of loosing the key can be as much as a set of wheels!


Yeah Focus RS, Golf R, Audi RS3 etc still get wheels nicked. I remember a year or two ago, some dealership had 4 or 5 cars with there wheels nicked over night
I agree with corranga. Got rid of my lock nuts and bought some normal studs.
Nothing worse than having a puncture and you can't get the lock nut off, thereby you can't get the wheel off.
Just as air guns put the studs on too tight they can also round off lock nuts so your tool does not grip to get them off when you next need to

The solution is to hammer on a socket to the lock nut, invarably this will also crack the socket . Or weld a nut to the lock nut. Or for around 21.99 you sometimes get a tool specifically designed to remove lock nuts.

They are a right pain. Nobody steals wheels any more, they are more likely to jack your car up and cut off the catalytic converter! 👿
Yeah diamond cut alloys typically costing £400+ each!..with tyres often costing £150 each never get stolen...guess "Proveright" lives in a low crime area...or everyone garages their cars at night!.
For the rest of us, locking nuts/bolts help...sadly, IF someone REALLY wants your wheel, they are going to take them, may have a brand specific master key set on them, or break in your house for car keys, and take the car!!..(and break the rest of vehicle, for parts!)
..check with your local police IF alloys still get stolen...
Oh, IF you remove the standard fit lockers, don't forget to inform your insurance company, and watch your premium go up...!
Insurance rating INCLUDES the security of expensive wheels, you have been warned
I keep my locking nuts on my winter steel rim/tyres (those tyres were NOT cheap!)
PSA group vehicle have very resistant locking nuts fitted as standard..Proverights idea WONT work on these..
Most standard fit lockers aren't too great, though.
Never gun up locking nuts, IF you see anyone so doing on YOUR car, kick thier as#, and report them to management.. -they will have caused damage, and reduced lifespan of your lockers.
(LOOK after your locking key, PLEASE...
from the typing finger of someone who has spent too much time removing lockers from rental cars, where key has been 'lost')
Edited by: "renoman" 21st Dec 2019
Could these be adapted to secure my catalytic converter - that's what are going at the moment round here Nott's/Derby
It seems that even the lowest tier of criminals are using technology to clone car keys or simply an angle grinder to go through a top spec bike lock. Surely they will figure out a way to remove these if they want to?
Corranga21/12/2019 17:03

But why? Does anyone steal wheels nowadays?I'd usually recommend binning …But why? Does anyone steal wheels nowadays?I'd usually recommend binning any sort of locking wheel nut as the cost and inconvenience of loosing the key can be as much as a set of wheels!


Agreed. No one bothers stealing wheels these days.

I spent a small fortune recently having to have locking wheel nuts machined off my car where they had been overtightened by the previous owner and the key was unable to remove them.

Having your alloy wheels stolen?
Least of your worries!
Corranga21/12/2019 17:03

But why? Does anyone steal wheels nowadays?I'd usually recommend binning …But why? Does anyone steal wheels nowadays?I'd usually recommend binning any sort of locking wheel nut as the cost and inconvenience of loosing the key can be as much as a set of wheels!


I had one of my alloys stolen from my Audi A1. There's your answer.
“Nobody steals wheels nowadays”. Maybe not on your everyday POS with ugly alloys worth less than these locking wheel nuts but on a car with desirable wheels then it’s probably worth protecting.
Edited by: "RoadManz" 21st Dec 2019
boostii21/12/2019 18:34

It seems that even the lowest tier of criminals are using technology to …It seems that even the lowest tier of criminals are using technology to clone car keys or simply an angle grinder to go through a top spec bike lock. Surely they will figure out a way to remove these if they want to?



Easy to remove without the original key, you buy a master set, typically like this set, there are other variants. We use similar at work.

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Oh the horrors, never again.
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richp21/12/2019 20:01

Easy to remove without the original key, you buy a master set, typically …Easy to remove without the original key, you buy a master set, typically like this set, there are other variants. We use similar at work. [Image]


This is what I read also.

Locking wheel nuts are pointless but there are better things to buy if your worried, check out the link below.

Rimgard
Yep how many wheels get stolen these days must be very low
It dose happen but locking nuts should be a thing of the past, most car alarms go off when the get jacked up anyway not a fan off locking nuts but most people will have them for a piece of mind
mogsog21/12/2019 20:21

Oh the horrors, never again. [Image]


Bloody hell, what they do, try & chew it off!!! I've removed plenty of locking wheel nuts/bolts that have been chewed by the key, looked nothing like this when I'd finished. Most have a spinning security ring that stops you whacking a socket over the top, you just get a small dremmel cut the ring off & use a special tapered socket you tap on & just use a breaker bar on the socket to remove.
astramondeo21/12/2019 18:21

Could these be adapted to secure my catalytic converter - that's what are …Could these be adapted to secure my catalytic converter - that's what are going at the moment round here Nott's/Derby


You can buy security nuts and bolts (the hex head shears off when tightened leaving a flat conical head) or get a few welds put on to the existing bolts,bear in mind you'll need to cut them off yourself if you need to change the cat/exhaust.
Edited by: "BattleBeast1" 21st Dec 2019
Tabintab21/12/2019 20:23

This is what I read also.Locking wheel nuts are pointless but there are …This is what I read also.Locking wheel nuts are pointless but there are better things to buy if your worried, check out the link below.Rimgard


Looks great but it’s €449 for a set for my car unfortunately.
mogsog21/12/2019 20:21

Oh the horrors, never again. [Image]


Looks similar to the problem i had.Lost the Mcgard wheel nut,tried welding a nut on but no joy.Took them to a tyre workshop and they hammered on a slightly smaller socket and got them off that way.Broke 2 sockets so cost £20 to get them off.
Tabintab21/12/2019 20:23

This is what I read also.Locking wheel nuts are pointless but there are …This is what I read also.Locking wheel nuts are pointless but there are better things to buy if your worried, check out the link below.Rimgard



lol They are £300 to £500

Are you on commission? Don't tell me. Your cut is 90%
At £21 these have to be worth a go, if you are so stupid as to lose your unlocking nut perhaps motoring isn't for you, try a bus. A decent set of alloys can easily cost well over £1500 plus tyres and they are worth a fifth of that minimum on the hot spares market. 35 years dealing with criminals taught me if it isn't nailed down they will nick it.
richp21/12/2019 20:44

Bloody hell, what they do, try & chew it off!!! I've removed plenty of …Bloody hell, what they do, try & chew it off!!! I've removed plenty of locking wheel nuts/bolts that have been chewed by the key, looked nothing like this when I'd finished. Most have a spinning security ring that stops you whacking a socket over the top, you just get a small dremmel cut the ring off & use a special tapered socket you tap on & just use a breaker bar on the socket to remove.


It seems they panicked, should of just stopped and it would of taken a lot less time to fix it.
SomebodE21/12/2019 20:49

Looks great but it’s €449 for a set for my car unfortunately.


Don't bother anyway. The legs sit proud of the wheel (watch the video). Have them cut in no time with a portable angle grinder.
GAVINLEWISHUKD21/12/2019 21:15

Don't bother anyway. The legs sit proud of the wheel (watch the video). …Don't bother anyway. The legs sit proud of the wheel (watch the video). Have them cut in no time with a portable angle grinder.


I was thinking that too but they say the video coming soon is against an angle grinder and the grinder lost.

I’m struggling to think of something metal that my grinder hasn’t cut though.
BattleBeast121/12/2019 20:47

You can buy security nuts and bolts (the hex head shears off when …You can buy security nuts and bolts (the hex head shears off when tightened leaving a flat conical head) or get a few welds put on to the existing bolts,bear in mind you'll need to cut them off yourself if you need to change the cat/exhaust.


Thanks for that
GAVINLEWISHUKD21/12/2019 21:15

Don't bother anyway. The legs sit proud of the wheel (watch the video). …Don't bother anyway. The legs sit proud of the wheel (watch the video). Have them cut in no time with a portable angle grinder.



Yes. But no one without stealing the whole car is going to go equipt with an angle grinder to steal alloys. It just doesn't happen.

However, the price of £300-£500 is simply just ludicrous.
SomebodE21/12/2019 21:17

I was thinking that too but they say the video coming soon is against an …I was thinking that too but they say the video coming soon is against an angle grinder and the grinder lost. I’m struggling to think of something metal that my grinder hasn’t cut though.


Yes it's coming soon as they probably didn't survive the first time! They will want to do it again but use a masonry disc to make them look good!
Willy_Wonka21/12/2019 21:21

Yes. But no one without stealing the whole car is going to go equipt with …Yes. But no one without stealing the whole car is going to go equipt with an angle grinder to steal alloys. It just doesn't happen. However, the price of £300-£500 is simply just ludicrous.


Why not. All day carparks are a prime target. Nobody would question you. Just let the tyre down and even if somebody does ask (highly unlikely) just tell them you have lost the key and you have a flat.

They cut bike locks off in the city centre with people walking past and nobody bats an eyelid.

If you really want to take the p*ss just get a high viz and get a fake locksmiths name put on the back!
GAVINLEWISHUKD21/12/2019 21:24

Yes it's coming soon as they probably didn't survive the first time! Yes it's coming soon as they probably didn't survive the first time! They will want to do it again but use a masonry disc to make them look good!


Willy_Wonka21/12/2019 21:02

lol They are £300 to £500Are you on commission? Don't tell me. Your cut is …lol They are £300 to £500Are you on commission? Don't tell me. Your cut is 90%


I'm not on commission, I just saw them here BabyBMW . Just thought it good for folk to see there are other options.

I guess it all depends on what you think is good value I guess. A full set of tyres & wheels can cost many £1000's. Tyres on my car alone are only just shy of £1k. Take into account insurance excess etc. then for some this may be a good deal. Probably depends a lot on the area you live and crime rates.
Willy_Wonka21/12/2019 21:21

Yes. But no one without stealing the whole car is going to go equipt with …Yes. But no one without stealing the whole car is going to go equipt with an angle grinder to steal alloys. It just doesn't happen. However, the price of £300-£500 is simply just ludicrous.


Milwaukee (already vested in the battery ecosystem) angle grinders aren’t that expensive and if I go with a pack of metal cutting discs and a couple of batteries, I’m good for about 3 hours of “work”

It’s not going to take 3 hours though, that much I can assure you!
GAVINLEWISHUKD21/12/2019 21:15

Don't bother anyway. The legs sit proud of the wheel (watch the video). …Don't bother anyway. The legs sit proud of the wheel (watch the video). Have them cut in no time with a portable angle grinder.


That's five legs per wheel .. aluminium clogs up a grinding wheel also, so its going to take quite a while. Maybe the thief will just move on & pinch someone else's wheels who only have a single locking wheel bolt that is very easily defeated.
Edited by: "Tabintab" 21st Dec 2019
Top tip - buying a cordless angle grinder can be cheaper than paying a car clamp release fee
GAVINLEWISHUKD21/12/2019 21:32

Why not. All day carparks are a prime target. Nobody would question you. …Why not. All day carparks are a prime target. Nobody would question you. Just let the tyre down and even if somebody does ask (highly unlikely) just tell them you have lost the key and you have a flat.They cut bike locks off in the city centre with people walking past and nobody bats an eyelid.If you really want to take the p*ss just get a high viz and get a fake locksmiths name put on the back!


If it was me, I would take a photograph of their face & of their other car if it was around. See if they hang around then. A legit person would not be to worried, wonder what a crim would do?
Edited by: "Tabintab" 21st Dec 2019
Tabintab21/12/2019 21:39

That's five legs per wheel .. aluminium clogs up a grinding wheel also, so …That's five legs per wheel .. aluminium clogs up a grinding wheel also, so its going to take quite a while. Maybe the thief will just move on & pinch someone else's wheels who only have a single locking wheel bolt that is very easily defeated.


Here’s a YouTube video of the same alloy being cut with an angle grinder...


It’s 20 seconds long - you decide if you think that will put someone off
SomebodE21/12/2019 21:37

Milwaukee (already vested in the battery ecosystem) angle grinders aren’t t …Milwaukee (already vested in the battery ecosystem) angle grinders aren’t that expensive and if I go with a pack of metal cutting discs and a couple of batteries, I’m good for about 3 hours of “work”It’s not going to take 3 hours though, that much I can assure you!



I agree but people hardly steal alloys anymore. In the 80s/90s it was rife. But not now. They take the whole car either buy stealing the keys or copying the remote or loading the whole car on a lowloader.
Tabintab21/12/2019 21:34

I'm not on commission, I just saw them here BabyBMW .


I was joking about the commission.
SomebodE21/12/2019 21:37

Milwaukee (already vested in the battery ecosystem) angle grinders aren’t t …Milwaukee (already vested in the battery ecosystem) angle grinders aren’t that expensive and if I go with a pack of metal cutting discs and a couple of batteries, I’m good for about 3 hours of “work”It’s not going to take 3 hours though, that much I can assure you!



I know but it is going to take more than cloning the remote code or robbing the keys.
Tabintab21/12/2019 21:39

That's five legs per wheel .. aluminium clogs up a grinding wheel also, so …That's five legs per wheel .. aluminium clogs up a grinding wheel also, so its going to take quite a while. Maybe the thief will just move on & pinch someone else's wheels who only have a single locking wheel bolt that is very easily defeated.


Yes it's all about making it difficult for them and hoping there will be a easier option around for them.
I was just pointing out that they are not going to stop your wheels being stolen.

When you buy your car and the salesman says do you want to upgrade the alloys from 17" to 19" just say no. Saves on getting them stolen cheaper tyres will save from a bad back later in life!
SomebodE21/12/2019 21:43

Here’s a YouTube video of the same alloy being cut with an angle g …Here’s a YouTube video of the same alloy being cut with an angle grinder... [Video] It’s 20 seconds long - you decide if you think that will put someone off


I'd guess most would destroy the wheels before they got the security device off using that cutting disk and a 240v angle grinder.

Nothing will stop a determined / skilled thief. Does he see the better security device as a challenge or just move on to an easier target using a master lock nut kit. Who knows?
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