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Old 02-13-2014, 07:01 AM   #1
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Spare tire lock?

Does anyone make a wrangler spare tire lock that is unobtrusive? Guys at work use those bicycle cord locks.
It's a '13 Sahara unlimited if that matters. Only had her a few weeks. Not sure which JK she falls under.

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Yeah I have a set of Mopar Wheel locks on all my wheels including the spare
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+1 on the wheel locks.
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I use wheel locks AND a cable lock. I know you said unobtrusive, but Wrangler spare tires are hot items for thieves, so the obtrusiveness might be worth the additional deterrent. I hear too many times of these spare tires getting stolen.
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Use wheel locks, but make sure to use three and that all are different lock lugs to slow down a determined thief. Using just one wheel lock lug will NOT work (I'm not going to explain why/how on here). A cable lock won't help because it's easily snipped by tire thieves who routinely steal the spares from underneath pickups and SUVs where a cable lock is pretty much the only option.
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Use wheel locks, but make sure to use three and that all are different lock lugs to slow down a determined thief. Using just one wheel lock lug will NOT work (I'm not going to explain why/how on here). A cable lock won't help because it's easily snipped by tire thieves who routinely steal the spares from underneath pickups and SUVs where a cable lock is pretty much the only option.
+1 on using 3 wheel locks
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When I bought my new wheels I installed a set of Gorilla locks. I was worried about losing my spare.
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I only use one wheel lock on the spare. (Gorilla).
BUT....I have stock rims/tires...and I've already rotated all 5 tires. Used Sahara wheels are not high on the crook list.
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One wheel lock DOES WORK better than none, and a cable lock WILL HELP. While nothing will stop a determined thief, we're talking about deterrents here. Things that will slow down thieves, even stop those who aren't determined enough to bring the necessary tools, take the necessary time, or make the necessary noise. I use three wheel locks as others have suggested, and that's certainly better than one, but having them all different locks doesn't help if the thief doesn't have the key anyway, and is just pounding a socket over the wheel lock.
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I ordered the Gorilla Spline wheel lock set from Quadratec that is specifically desgined for the JK. It comes with 23 lugs and they all require the key. I got mine in black and I really like this a lot. Just put them on yesterday.

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I ordered the Gorilla Spline wheel lock set from Quadratec that is specifically desgined for the JK. It comes with 23 lugs and they all require the key. I got mine in black and I really like this a lot. Just put them on yesterday.

Is this the set you got? This includes the wheel locks as well right?

http://www.quadratec.com/products/92806_900X_PG.htm
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^That is what I have...the Gorilla splines from Q-tec (mine are chrome)...they are not specifically for the JK, but those are what work for the JK.

Technically, only 5 of the 23 are security splines...one for each wheel. Gorilla uses 6 splines, but depending on the maker, there are 5, 6, and 7 spline lugs.
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Does each set of wheel locks use a different key (i.e. are there 1000's of keys? I went to quadratec to look at wheel locks and the title was
"Gorilla Automotive Products Acorn Style 3/4" Hex 1/2-20 Thread Wheel Installation Kit"
Not sure if all Acorn Style locks are the same.
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Does each set of wheel locks use a different key (i.e. are there 1000's of keys? I went to quadratec to look at wheel locks and the title was
"Gorilla Automotive Products Acorn Style 3/4" Hex 1/2-20 Thread Wheel Installation Kit"
Not sure if all Acorn Style locks are the same.
Acorn style isn't the lock type its the seat type, but no most locks are all the same. They aren't "keys" really just a special very odd driver that each manufacturer has.

I have some on my Jeep, but really that's only to stop some hooligan from just walking by and trying to take them. You can buy just the "key"s from the manufacturers online and any good wheel thief will have a lot of them already.
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Does each set of wheel locks use a different key (i.e. are there 1000's of keys? I went to quadratec to look at wheel locks and the title was
"Gorilla Automotive Products Acorn Style 3/4" Hex 1/2-20 Thread Wheel Installation Kit"
Not sure if all Acorn Style locks are the same.
The acorns are different than the splines.

The acorns are like regular lugs. Splines are meant for aftermarket wheels that may have a deeper/smaller lug hole.

And no, there are not 1000's of keys. For the splines I'm guessing there are only one or two keys.
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Thief's are the scum of the earth. But if they are hell bent on stealing from you they will probable get what they were after.
You must make it as hard as possible so they pass yours by and go to an easier one.
I have 3 locking lug nuts and a cable lock and a little surprise. Just make yours more trouble than it's worth and the scum will move on to a less protected target.
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Just don't forget to hide the key in a very good spot. I actually ordered a second key to keep at home. And the other one I keep in the jeep will never be found. And I don't tell anyone where it is. You tell one person where it is you my as well tell everyone. And it's not in the rollbar padding.
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Here is the part no on the black splines.

1 92806 9003 BLACK SPLINE DRIVE LUG NUT KIT-23PC 21783Q23BC 46.99

Each lug requires the key. I am sure they can be defeated but it would take a while.

Gorilla Automotive 21783Q23BC - Gorilla Automotive Products Spline Drive Lug Nut Kit - Quadratec

I hope this helps, I really like mine.

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Full coverage insurance and a 45. One is for when they get away and the other is if they get caught!
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Just don't forget to hide the key in a very good spot. I actually ordered a second key to keep at home. And the other one I keep in the jeep will never be found. And I don't tell anyone where it is. You tell one person where it is you my as well tell everyone. And it's not in the rollbar padding.
I've been meaning to order a 2nd key...I need to do that.

I keep mine in the Jeep...but not in the glove box.
Tuffy products for the win....take that thieves.

And LOL at the roll-bar comment....if you want someones garage door openen, just look in the roll-bar padding...being that that is where EVERYONE keeps it. (Homelink FTW!)
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Thank you everyone for your input. I will be ordering gorilla splines today.
http://m.quadratec.com/products/prod...d=92806+900X+A
Just need to figure out if it will be black or chrome, really leaning toward the black.
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We have the Gorilla splined 23 lug nut kit from Quadratec.

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I have the Gorilla spline locks as well.....mine "were" black when I bought them, but have since turned a little more two-toned......kind rusty-black in color.
Word of caution if you get the painted ones.....they will start rusting (though I rotate my spare with the others every 5k, so they get a lot of use since I drive about 100 miles per day). If I were to buy again (and I will soon), I'd get the black chrome.
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Guess I'll be ordering some Gorillas later tonight...seeing as some POS stole my spare Saturday night in a Walmart parking lot. Didn't matter that they have security cameras, or a security patrol ...they managed to snag my tire, and the spare off a Kia Sportage one row over.

And yeah...I didn't think they'd be hot for a stock 18" Sahara wheel either...

Putting in a call to my insurance agent in the morning...then watching Craigslist to buy my wheel back
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I have the Mopar lock on my spare. Some idiot that I paid $5 to for changing it in a sleet storm cross threaded it now I need to change the stud on the rear carrier.

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I use a wheel lock and a cable lock. The cable lock is a 12mm thick braided steel cable, if they are determined enough to cut that and then contend with the wheel lock for a stock wheel and tire, nothing is going to stop them.

Not as good as 3 different wheel locks, but there are Jeeps everywhere here. There doesn't seem to be much point to them going to the effort to steal mine when every other one in the area is completely unlocked
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We have the Gorilla splined 23 lug nut kit from Quadratec.
X2, heck, even the tire store guys couldn't figure them out when they mounted my rims! Doubt the bad guys can
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I have the Mopar lock on my spare. Some idiot that I paid $5 to for changing it in a sleet storm cross threaded it now I need to change the stud on the rear carrier.



This is my primary carry weapon. Kimber stainless Ultra Carry before the drop and go bang safety.

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