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    Default Locking wheel nuts

    Had my wheels balanced again yesterday ( these 17" alloys are a s*d to balance accurately) and the guy reckoned vx locks are rubbish, he'd had 2 break and could'nt get the wheel off, any one else heard of this?

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    to be honest, most of the factory locking nuts are useless. most you can get off with a normal socket an a hammer.
    if you value your wheels then i would certainly recommend McGard lockers.
    they are priced at around 32 sheets for a pack, but well worth it.
    All i would say to anyone that has them is to register them with McGard, and don't loose the key.\Otherwise it means a replacement key from McGard in Germany.

    Just to give you an idea of what they are like...
    They have been tested and they reckon it will take AT LEAST 2 1/2 hours to drill one McGard locking bolt/nut off.

    (oh no, i'm entering sales mode again )
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    hi ya i had that trouble with my old veccy b two of the bolts broke but my veccy c has been fine but i have mcgard bolts on it cos i got new alloys the vauxhall ones did not fit them

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    Thanks, does anyone know the Mcgard part number, theyr'e cheaper on e-bay so i might get some on there.

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    if you goto this page
    then it gives you the part numbers.
    you will just need to measure the length of your original bolt, coz i can't remember it of the top of me head.
    failing that just phone up a McGard dealer... like Demon Tweeks (01978 664466) and ask

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    Thanks CatermanJnr, very helpful.

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