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    Default Alloy wheels that won't come off.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LOCKING-WHEEL-...efaultDomain_3

    The above link shows a nice set that is ideal for when you lose you key or is worn/broken.

    Better than those pictures i have seen of wheels cut off!, Anybody tried this kit?

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    Wouldn't that kit be a thieves dream?

    How exactly does it work then

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    if you get a pic up of the nut, i have used these but some nuts have like a security tag on them that break, some of them its as easy as going cavemen with a hammer and chisel of course you'll need a new set.to be honest i'd say this is easier...

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    I think they have a reverse thread, so as you turn anti-clockwise, it bites harder and harder till the lock nut budges. Halfords sell them too lol Ive often wondered if thieves use these too..

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    yeah but could you really imagine some standing on you drive with an air gun in the middle of the night trying to pike your wheels. there not even enough power in a electric nut gun to cut the thread....

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    these type can be knocked on with a hammer and have a left haand gripping coarse thread.

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    I use these at work sometimes.

    They have a very coarse left hand thread so that they bite into the locking wheel nut and when its tight they undo the nut/bolt.

    Takes longer to get the set out then remove the bolt/nut.

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    i worked in a scrap yard and they are pigs to get off when the wheel nut has been removed but they are so simple to use and there is no need for an air gun to use them

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    The last time I had a flat the ****** alloy would not come of the car even with the nuts undone! I had to put the nuts back on losely and drive the car backwards and forwards about ten times to losen the wheel. I was in fear of it coming off the hub during this, but it was the only way to get the punctured wheel off to get the spare on. Made me laugh about locking nuts, because as has been said above if you have the correct tools it is easier to get the locked nut off (without its key) than it is to then get the wheel of the hub.

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