|07-23-2013 03:43 PM|
|2footin||lock nuts usually are worthwhile for the spare otherwise its likely to find a new home|
|07-23-2013 03:31 PM|
|MarkGLHS||^bingo. I threw my factory (dealer installed) lock nuts into the garbage and installed standard ones.|
|07-23-2013 02:55 PM|
I got rid of mine and put on standard lug nuts...
Lock nuts just provide a false sense of security since all you need is a slightly smaller socket which you can hit over the lug with a hammer and voila...new rims for whoever!
|07-23-2013 02:41 PM|
|TheBestCoast||mine are tucked and stored under the passenger seat in small factory provided black cases. more than a ziploc bag, less than a plastic case. but that sucks man.|
|07-23-2013 02:35 PM|
Something I learned the hard way
I bought my Jeep at a used car dealer back in February. I know enough about cars to get by but some things you just don't know until you know.
While driving last Sunday on my way to a triathlon my rear passenger tire went flat. I was a flew blocks from the race in Manhattan so I parked, hopped in a cab and went to the race. When I got back to the Jeep I had some friends trying to help me change to the spare.
Then came the question that launched 1,000 F-bombs; "Where is the key for the lock nuts?" We searched the Jeep high and low but no luck...they never provided it. When I called the dealer he suggested I bring it in so they could look at it. I asked him how I would drive it 40 miles with a flat. he said to me, "you bought it. I don't know what to tell you."
I filled it with Fix-A-Flat and took it to a tire repair shop the next day where they had to snap off the lock nut on the flat tire and loosened the one on the spare tire. I should probably get new ones.
The moral of the story is: if you're buying a used Jeep make sure you get the wrench/key for the lock nuts.