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nightop 03-25-2012 10:24 PM

Need help identifying wheel lock
 
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I've got an '06 TJ Rubicon with 15x10" Ion brand aluminum wheels. They came with wheel locks, and one of the locks was not tightened properly during a recent tire rotation. It feel off and I'm now trying to figure out EXACTLY what brand/product# it is so I can replace it.

Here is a pic of the lock on one of the other wheels. The best I can come up with is that it is a Mr. Lugnut brand, but I'm not sure and even if it is I can't find the specific product# since I don't know what thread size or dimensions it is. Sorry if this belongs in the wheel/tire sub-forum (mods please move, if so). Thanks in advance.

CoyoteOn2 03-26-2012 01:15 AM

It would be so much simpler to just buy a whole new set. (just my opinion)

Do these look like yours? These are a set of 23, 5 for each Wheel + 3 for your Spare.
Although, you can buy a set of 5, one for each Wheel + Spare. (less $$$)
http://www.quadratec.com/products/92806_900X_A_PG.htm

Take note, even if you identify Brand, you would still need the (KEY) number
to get a matching lug lock.

aroseto 03-26-2012 01:43 AM

ProComp and Gorilla both make those skinny grooved wheel locks.

Not sure if anyone else does.

aroseto 03-27-2012 02:29 AM

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Originally Posted by CoyoteOn2 (Post 2182253)
Take note, even if you identify Brand, you would still need the (KEY) number
to get a matching lug lock.

Not necessarily, Pro-comp ridged (splined)locking lug nuts all can be removed with the same key. Not sure about Gorilla, McGard or other brands.

I know this because the dealer put the ProComp ridged locking lug nuts on mine and I ordered the single available key for 1/2 x 20 and it removed them. So I took them off and put the McGard locking lug nuts on, which need a specific numbered key for each set of 4 locking lug nuts.

Figure out the brand and if they are the ridged (splined) style I bet you can buy that brands key and they can be taken off.

The ProComp key was just 6 bucks at 4wheelauto parts, so it is worth a try.

nightop 03-28-2012 12:43 AM

Thanks guys, but I've not been able to locate the exact lock that I'm looking for (to match my set) from either of those companies. Looks like I'm stuck having to buy a whole new set of five.

aroseto 03-28-2012 02:17 AM

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Originally Posted by nightop
Thanks guys, but I've not been able to locate the exact lock that I'm looking for (to match my set) from either of those companies. Looks like I'm stuck having to buy a whole new set of five.

Did you try McGard also? They have the splined style also. I just don't think their as popular since McGard splined are as popular as their dedicated keyed sets.

nightop 03-31-2012 01:26 PM

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Originally Posted by aroseto (Post 2190622)
Did you try McGard also? They have the splined style also. I just don't think their as popular since McGard splined are as popular as their dedicated keyed sets.

Thanks -- I did look at McGard but couldn't find the splined style on their website.

aroseto 04-01-2012 03:19 AM

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Originally Posted by nightop

Thanks -- I did look at McGard but couldn't find the splined style on their website.

Hmm...well this is the McGard Splined ones in the brochure that came with my locking set.


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HesterLigon 04-01-2012 04:07 AM

It would be so much simpler to just buy a whole new set
http://www.australialuxe.info/013-1.jpg

Wesboy 04-01-2012 08:18 AM

I'd get a new set of 4 for the wheels on the ground.
And use 3 of the ones you have now, on the spare.

I-Want-A-Jeep 04-01-2012 10:09 AM

Look in your owners manual for a sticker with the locking nut info on it. My Gorilla splined nuts came with a sticker that gives the key and lug information.

aroseto 04-01-2012 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Wesboy
I'd get a new set of 4 for the wheels on the ground.
And use 3 of the ones you have now, on the spare.

If he does this he still needs to figure out the brand of the existing locks on his wheels so he can buy the key for them so he can remove the locks when needed (such as a flat tire).
As well now he'll have two different sets of locks on his wheels so he'll need 2 lock keys.

aroseto 04-01-2012 12:39 PM

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Originally Posted by HesterLigon
It would be so much simpler to just buy a whole new set

Yes it would be much simpler if he had the keys to remove the other locks on the other wheels.

Wesboy 04-01-2012 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by aroseto (Post 2206632)
Yes it would be much simpler if he had the keys to remove the other locks on the other wheels.

My undertstanding is Nightop has the key for the wheel locks he has now - he's recently done a tire rotation.
He is missing one of the locks.

aroseto 04-01-2012 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Wesboy (Post 2207581)
My undertstanding is Nightop has the key for the wheel locks he has now - he's recently done a tire rotation.
He is missing one of the locks.


Ah...well then I second your assessment...lol:facepalm:

6InARowMakesItGo 04-02-2012 02:41 AM

good luck buying just one even if you do figure out what one it is. just get a whole set. or don't bother at all since a thief will be more bothered by taking off your wheels than they would just stealing the whole jeep.

CoyoteOn2 04-02-2012 04:59 AM

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Originally Posted by aroseto (Post 2206632)
Yes it would be much simpler if he had the keys to remove the other locks on the other wheels.

I think your a little confused, HE HAS the KEY, HE LOST
one Lug.

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Originally Posted by nightop (Post 2181713)
one of the locks was not tightened properly during a recent tire rotation. It feel off and I'm now trying to figure out EXACTLY what brand/product# it is so I can replace it.

Thanks in advance.

Hell, I'm confused ~~ I now see this has already been
addressed ~~~ But Hey~~~What Do I Know?:eek:

nightop 04-03-2012 10:19 PM

Thanks everyone. I still can't seem to locate the exact brand/product# that I need in order to replace the missing lock (I do indeed have the key btw).

Wesboy seems to have the best idea IMO -- I'm going to just buy a new set of four and then move my old set of three to the spare. Thanks!


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