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These McGard Wheel Locks Kinda Suck

My wife's 2018 Acura TLX has McGard Wheel Locks and so does my 2020 SR5. I ordered a spare key tool for each and kept them in the house

Today I was doing an oil change and a tire rotation and I stripped off both tools trying to get one off my wife's car. The first tool worked fine no problems on the first two wheels. I never had any indications during the other tire rotations that the tool was weak. I had to take it to the dealership and they have a (universal) tool that takes wheel locks off. They said that they don't recommend wheels locks because this happens.

1.5 hour job turns into 5 hour job. Fortunately the Acura deanship didn't charge me for the service.

I think I'll take the McGard wheel locks off my 4Runner.
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If thieves want them wheels they going get it.

I had McGard and they were ok but I'll live without them.
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My wife's 2018 Acura TLX has McGard Wheel Locks and so does my 2020 SR5. I ordered a spare key tool for each and kept them in the house

Today I was doing an oil change and a tire rotation and I stripped off both tools trying to get one off my wife's car. The first tool worked fine no problems on the first two wheels. I never had any indications during the other tire rotations that the tool was weak. I had to take it to the dealership and they have a (universal) tool that takes wheel locks off. They said that they don't recommend wheels locks because this happens.

1.5 hour job turns into 5 hour job. Fortunately the Acura deanship didn't charge me for the service.

I think I'll take the McGard wheel locks off my 4Runner.
I prefer the Splined locks for this reason. Better yet if ALL the lugs are splined locking lugs. I had them on my old Chevy truck because a set of wheels and tires was 2 grand. 200 bucks for lugs nuts that pretty much guarantee no one is going to be able to steal my ultra expensive wheels and tires was peace of mind worth every penny.

I had these - Gorilla Automotive Products - There is a newer version with a 2-stage key that make it's nearly impossible for someone to use one of those kits to remove.
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I prefer the Splined locks for this reason. Better yet if ALL the lugs are splined locking lugs. I had them on my old Chevy truck because a set of wheels and tires was 2 grand. 200 bucks for lugs nuts that pretty much guarantee no one is going to be able to steal my ultra expensive wheels and tires was peace of mind worth every penny.

I had these - Gorilla Automotive Products - There is a newer version with a 2-stage key that make it's nearly impossible for someone to use one of those kits to remove.
Thats seems like a better way to do it.
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