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Guys,

Just in case anyone offers you any Focus ST170 rims, the 17" multispoke alloys, a set has been stolen off my Dads car this morning from the Travel Lodge in Doncaster.

Wouldnt want any of you gents being ripped off and have your newly purchased rims being repossesses by the local constabulary ;)

Not particularly MGR related - but I'm sure you all have freinds, one of which may own a f.. f... ford <shudder>. I'm not trying to get them back, I just want to make it as hard as possible for the m*therf*ckers to sell them.
 

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did he have locking nuts on the alloys :S or a decet alarm system i cant belive someone would have enough balls to nick 4 alloys from a car in a open car park thats mad
 

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dan locking nuts are the biggest waste of time, these days they barely slow the thug donw :(

thankfully it seems like ur dad still has the car???? and it's indamaged???

hmmm i smell a moment for some aftermarkets :dddc:
 

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There are tools available from most parts stores that will remove locking wheel nuts...they cost about £5

Soon pay for itself if you get away with a set....

How was the focus left...on its disks or on bricks? (not that it matters...just thinking about damage to the car)
 

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They had the ford locking wheel nuts on, and the standard ford alarm - some use they are, I can tell you.

Its a good job it wasnt my car, I sleep lightly - if I'd found them in the act I'd probably looking at a GBH charge right now :***:

I'm sure they were on CCTV - i'll find out from Dad. It was a company car - but i'm spreading the word, kind of in a sadistic kind of way to annoym the f**k out of the theiving scum.

Anyway - its a company car, so were not bothered about getting the rims back, dads got more no claims than a small town, and is oldr than the ark, so the premiums shouldnt go up much.

However I'll be getting Dad to get his company to allow him funds for some McGuard locking nuts - reputedly the hardest to remove, even with locking whel nuts removal tools - hence why i have a set.
 

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i dont really think any locking wheel nuts would keep a theif away to be honest, you can take em off in seconds, its not a professional job. even the mc guard ones come off in a flash ive seen people do it without any specialist tools, they may be better but not 100% theif proof
 

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Some people put two sets of lockers on the wheels, for peice of mind i should imagine. Its just the iconveiniance of the matter though, like when our car was stolen, its only a lump of metal, but it was the hassle of getting by with out a car!

[email protected], they cant leave nothing alone. I would also keep an eye out on ebay for them, as could suddely pop up for sale.

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Stu C
 

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I have 2 sets on my wheels, and neither are easy to get off, due to the recess the nut goes into can only just get a socket in, and the nuts are sunk within the recess, so it can be made very difficult for wheels to be stolen.

OE locking wheels nuts are not worth a salt, can easy get a tool from a dealer, and there are normally only a limited set of different keys. I know MGR ones there are about 26 different tools, so nothing like McGuard and the like.

Steve
 

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so glad i have tilt sensors on my car as soon as it starts being jacked up the alarm goes off i know i wont stop the ****ers but its sure to attract some people
 

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Hey, sorry bout the theives BTW
(just need a lil help for a friend mine)

My mates cars, PUG 106 XSI has default alloys with locking nuts, & needs desperately to change the tyres ( bald bald bald ) but the key has snapped , its an odd shape it doesnt go AROUND the nut it sorter gets inserted into it, it has like sitcky outy bits which have snapped off. We went to PUG dealer but they're FAR worse than MGR for helping, they said basically they can get them off but it'll cost us a small fortune. & they don't do the keys anymore. ( lies lies lies )
Wondering what tools you would recommend for gettin them off, I've had a look & tbh It looks a job and an half as its a round nut so you can't grip it from the outside somethings gotta go inside these tiny holes that ARNT deep, & rather thin. *shrugs*

cheers for any help on that one
 

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the dest ones are the ones with the spining colors on them the stadered vaxhall ones have these and they are very hard to remove mcgard standered ones would be off in 4 minets no problem they do vertions with spining colors would be worth looking out for
 

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no1knows said:
Hey, sorry bout the theives BTW
(just need a lil help for a friend mine)

My mates cars, PUG 106 XSI has default alloys with locking nuts, & needs desperately to change the tyres ( bald bald bald ) but the key has snapped , its an odd shape it doesnt go AROUND the nut it sorter gets inserted into it, it has like sitcky outy bits which have snapped off. We went to PUG dealer but they're FAR worse than MGR for helping, they said basically they can get them off but it'll cost us a small fortune. & they don't do the keys anymore. ( lies lies lies )
Wondering what tools you would recommend for gettin them off, I've had a look & tbh It looks a job and an half as its a round nut so you can't grip it from the outside somethings gotta go inside these tiny holes that ARNT deep, & rather thin. *shrugs*

cheers for any help on that one
had this problem when the local tyre place broke my key as they used an air gun to put them on and couldnt get em off, think they were the same sort as you describe, they used a small socket kept hitting it onto the center and turning, hitting it on, turn it, hitting it on, turn off etc etc.

Needless to say, I made them replace the old ones, I now have McGuard at their expense!
 

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I recently had a small quad bike nicked from a shed behind my house!!!

On the plus side it didn't work anyway and our insurance company has given us a new one!!!! So to the bas*ard that took it....... Thanks mate
 

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Its dangerous to use more than set of locking wheels nuts because you can't torque them up as much a normal wheel bolt.
 

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PJMcD said:
Its dangerous to use more than set of locking wheels nuts because you can't torque them up as much a normal wheel bolt.
lol, unless they're the same profile as the OE nuts, then its just as easy. My mcguards are torqued up nicely, they go very solid when they're done up. I find the OE rover wheel nuts are ultimately the biggest pile of rubbish to put on the car.
 
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