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I bought my 2015 R preowned. Do they not have wheel locks? It doesn’t appear so on the 20” wheels.
 
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Originally Posted by Tpaxc View Post
I bought my 2015 R preowned. Do they not have wheel locks? It doesn’t appear so on the 20” wheels.
I've got a set that came with my 2018 I'll sell you. I assume they fit any size wheel. PM me if interested.
 
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Old 01-20-2019, 12:22 PM
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Wheel locks came as an option on all model years. Readily available at any dealership parts department.
 
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Originally Posted by Tpaxc View Post
I bought my 2015 R preowned. Do they not have wheel locks? It doesn’t appear so on the 20” wheels.
Yes, they had wheel locks but many owners removed them...unless you leave your car in a high risk area,, they are just a nuisance. The wheel lock set that came with my car sits in a drawer in my garage.
 
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Don’t park in Liverpool.
Your car could end up like this plane at the airport
 
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Bought a Mcgard set on Amazon...
 
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Bought a Mcgard set on Amazon...
Good choice. The Jag branded locks are indeed McGards.

 
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Do wheel locks work? Garage that I service at has generic wheel locks socket, there is no reason to expect thieves wouldn't have something similar.
 
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Do wheel locks work? Garage that I service at has generic wheel locks socket, there is no reason to expect thieves wouldn't have something similar.
I have always wondered about the same thing.
 
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Do wheel locks work? Garage that I service at has generic wheel locks socket, there is no reason to expect thieves wouldn't have something similar.
Lots of videos on YouTube showing how to beat the locks.
 
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Do wheel locks work? Garage that I service at has generic wheel locks socket, there is no reason to expect thieves wouldn't have something similar.
In general, no. However, they can slow down a thief (which gives a better chance of the thief being caught/seen). In most cases, security measures are really designed to slow a thief down, but not necessarily make it impossible since that usually makes it hard on the people owning and servicing the car.
 
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To me, Spending $40 for set of wheels locks on a $113,000 vehicle is a no brainer, to slow down the possible casual car/wheel thief.
It's a personal choice, but having an alarm system at my house won't stop a bugler from breaking in, but it'll slow him or pick another house without an alarm...
 
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Originally Posted by Unhingd
I have always wondered about the same thing.
You and I were both witness to a notable case of wheel locks working quite well during the Blueberry Blast.
 
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when i got some curb rash on my wheels and after i dropped it off at the shop, they called me later asking for my wheel lock key saying there was no way to remove the wheels. So I called Jag and for some reason they never issued the wheel locks for my car. So Jag had to order them. Car shop guy calls me back 3 days later and says sorry his techs finally found them but they were in some obscure spot inside the car??? So honestly I have no idea what the general practice is. Jag told me that they should all come with the locks. Who knows.
 
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I don't have wheel locks on my car because: a) it is insured, b) locks are more likely to create issues with roadside or service than stop theft c) whole night is plenty of time to remove rims with or without locks, d) Jaguars are rare enough here that I don't see much demand for stolen Jaguar rims, e) maybe someone steals these rims as I can get something easier to clean.
 
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You and I were both witness to a notable case of wheel locks working quite well during the Blueberry Blast.
I forgot about that. The OEM wheels really don’t offer much room to grab the circumference of the lock.
 
 
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