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Old 01-11-2012, 03:16 PM   #1
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Lock spare tire.

I take delivery of my 2012 Saraha by Fri. Is there a lock on the spare tire and if not what do you use?
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:32 PM   #2
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The spare is fastened with 3 lug nuts. You could brobably get one locking lug nut or put a bicycle lock through a spoke and through the carrier somehow.

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Old 01-11-2012, 03:37 PM   #3
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I take delivery of my 2012 Saraha by Fri. Is there a lock on the spare tire and if not what do you use?
I have the Mopar wheel locks, 5 in a set, but there are others out there also. The dealer gave them to me. I know I actually paid for them.
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Some dealers throw them in as a courtesy (mine did). Others don't. Here's a photo of what one of the locking lugs looks like, so you'll know. Make sure they included the key in the glove box, if you get em.

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^^^ this. Pat at Fields had one on mine when I took delivery.
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Mine came with 5 locks. Like most, I probably paid somewhere for them.
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:56 PM   #7
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Mine came with 5.
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:16 PM   #8
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Just picked up my 2012 sport last month when i asked my dealer about the wheel locks he said they dont come with the car you have to purchase them but after some talking i got him to throw 5 wheel locks on one for each tire for free
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Picked up mine in November and it did not come with wheel locks.
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I just bought a set for my Jeep this week. $45.00.
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:12 PM   #11
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I picked up a set of Gorilla wheel locks from quadratec for $20
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I bought 2011 Sahara. Did not come with locks.
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:15 PM   #13
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I had a dealer throw in the wheel locks on my 2010. But not from a different dealer on my 2012. A cable and lock combination at Home Depot ran me about $7-$8 for my spare. I'll get some wheel locks soon. Have fun with the new Sahara.
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I picked up a set of Gorilla wheel locks from quadratec for $20
D'oh! I should have checked around.
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Thanks

Thanks for the info.
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I bought a set of four from Auto Zone and don't know why there wasn't five. The size for mine was 1/2-20. I only used one on the bottom of the spare and keep the rest along with the key in the floor compartment with the lug wrench and jack. The key wrench code is written down and inside the glove box.
Don't remember the brand for them, but they had a whole array to choose from and the price was right or I would have looked elsewhere.
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Mine came with the locks....can't find the key yet
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Mine came with the locks....can't find the key yet
Look in the glove compartment, console, or rear cubby. It looks like a socket that connects to a ratchet wrench.
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I notice everyone is putting the lug lock in their glove box. I was told by a friend that is a Sheriff to never put the locks in there. Apparently wheel theives know this and break a window, get the lock and can then steal the wheels. I had never though of this, but I guess it makes the theives job a little easier.

I have a first aid kit in my car and the lock is in that, in the trunk. I haven't received my Jeep yet so not sure where I will put it. My current Wrangler has it velcro tied under the passenger seat.

Just something to think about
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:00 PM   #20
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I take delivery of my 2012 Saraha by Fri. Is there a lock on the spare tire and if not what do you use?

Amazon.com: McGard 24538 Chrome Cone Seat Wheel Locks (1/2" - 20 Thread Size) - Set of 5: Automotive
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:02 PM   #21
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i just took my wheel locks off my 07 jk and put them on my new 2012.

problem solved cost $00. you can get the wheel locks at any auto store,

if you have the factory 16 inch wheels i don't think you have anything to

worry about!!!
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:11 PM   #22
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Buy Mcgard wheel locks. They make them for mopar! McGards are half the price and come in sets of 5 for the jeep.
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Mcgard part number?

First post here. Just bought a 2012 JKU for my daughter. What a lucky girl !!!

Does anyone have the Mcgard part number for the 5-pack for 2012 Wrangler Unlimited? I tried the Amazon link above, and went through Amazon's "Find parts that fit your vehicle" menus and it says they do NOT fit. Can anyone confirm that the 24538 fit the 2012 Wrangler? I have the aluminum 17" wheels.

Dealer put 4 wheel locks on the ground, and not one on the spare. I don't want to have to keys, so I'm looking for a 5-pack and don't want to spend $50 at the dealer.

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Amazon.com: McGard 24538 Chrome Cone Seat Wheel Locks (1/2" - 20 Thread Size) - Set of 5: Automotive
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First post here. Just bought a 2012 JKU for my daughter. What a lucky girl !!!

Does anyone have the Mcgard part number for the 5-pack for 2012 Wrangler Unlimited? I tried the Amazon link above, and went through Amazon's "Find parts that fit your vehicle" menus and it says they do NOT fit. Can anyone confirm that the 24538 fit the 2012 Wrangler? I have the aluminum 17" wheels.

Dealer put 4 wheel locks on the ground, and not one on the spare. I don't want to have to keys, so I'm looking for a 5-pack and don't want to spend $50 at the dealer.

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Amazon.com: McGard 24538 Chrome Cone Seat Wheel Locks (1/2" - 20 Thread Size) - Set of 5: Automotive
I don't know about the McGard's, but here's a link to the Mopar wheel locks on Amazon.

These will only fit stock wheels, by the way.

Just make sure, whatever you buy, they're 1/2x20 lug nuts.

Amazon.com: Jeep Wrangler 2007-2012 Wheel Lock Lug Nuts Mopar OEM: Automotive
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First post here. Just bought a 2012 JKU for my daughter. What a lucky girl !!!

Does anyone have the Mcgard part number for the 5-pack for 2012 Wrangler Unlimited? I tried the Amazon link above, and went through Amazon's "Find parts that fit your vehicle" menus and it says they do NOT fit. Can anyone confirm that the 24538 fit the 2012 Wrangler? I have the aluminum 17" wheels.

Dealer put 4 wheel locks on the ground, and not one on the spare. I don't want to have to keys, so I'm looking for a 5-pack and don't want to spend $50 at the dealer.

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Amazon.com: McGard 24538 Chrome Cone Seat Wheel Locks (1/2" - 20 Thread Size) - Set of 5: Automotive
I bought a four pak at Auto Zone for about $20 and use just one on the spare, since I really don't have any concerns about the ground wheels.
If I'm remembering correctly, ours is a 1/2 - 20 thread, which any store can confirm on a particular vehicle. Just a thought, since you already have four and hopefully the non-locking OEM nuts as well.
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BTW...the McGard's will fit, I'm pretty certain. They're the right size, and they'll fit an '11 Wrangler. I think Amazon just hasn't updated their listings for the '12 models yet.
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Thanks for the quick replies. I didn't even think to try it for a 2011 model on Amazon. It does indeed say it fits. $21.99 for 5, and that will leave it with only one key. Thanks!
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24538's work - have the 17" aluminum wheels

I bought a set for my 2012 2dr JK sport and they do work.
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First post here. Just bought a 2012 JKU for my daughter. What a lucky girl !!!

Does anyone have the Mcgard part number for the 5-pack for 2012 Wrangler Unlimited? I tried the Amazon link above, and went through Amazon's "Find parts that fit your vehicle" menus and it says they do NOT fit. Can anyone confirm that the 24538 fit the 2012 Wrangler? I have the aluminum 17" wheels.

Dealer put 4 wheel locks on the ground, and not one on the spare. I don't want to have to keys, so I'm looking for a 5-pack and don't want to spend $50 at the dealer.

Thanks!
Robert

Amazon.com: McGard 24538 Chrome Cone Seat Wheel Locks (1/2" - 20 Thread Size) - Set of 5: Automotive
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Definitely make sure you lock the spare. I live in MA and some of the local Jeep dealers have been getting ripped off. People are stealing just the spare and end up getting a full set of tires and rims.

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