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Any body has used wheel locks , any advantage . I don't know how they work
 

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Hey Lalit...Naa Tum Jaano Na Hum---

They simply replace one of the existing lug nuts. In theory, since it requires a special key to remove them, they deters theft.
 

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You get 4 "wheel locks" in a package. You replace ONE of the original lug nuts on each wheel with one of the wheel lock nuts. Each of the wheel lock nuts is "keyed" with a funky design that only your "key" lug nut can use to untighten it. When you want to unscrew your wheel nut, you slip your "key" lug nut onto your wheel lock nut and then you place your lug wrench over the "key" lug nut.

Hope the babbling made sense...
 

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Several years ago I had wheel - locks on a pickup truck with nice chrome rims .... unfortunately, a service station buggered up one of the locking lugs and it could not be removed .... So the tire was to remain there permanently! I used a large set of channel lock pliers to remove it ... piece-a-cake..... no challenge at all. No, I don't buy wheel - locks anymore.
 

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My Dealer doesn't sell any Honda model without them on. They make certain it's part of the deal. I wouldn't (and haven't) own a Honda without them.

Considering the price of the rims, they make great targets for theft.
 

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I agree with 91Octane. I have them also and would not be without them. FYI they can be drilled off if the lock is lost or stolen. No need for hacksaw surgery.

DJS

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A few words of clarification: The dealer sells them to make $$$$. "Hacksaw surgery" is not needed to remove them ... pliers remove them; ...but, to each his own .... that's what makes a horse race.:D
 

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Free Wheel Locks

I have bought two new Hondas in the last three years, including the Pilot. Both had alloys and both came with locks free, from two different dealers. Apparently here in CT the dealers feel it is worth it to protect their inventory on their lots and put them on when the trucks are unloaded. Perhaps they are not fool-proof but they certainly will slow someone down if they try to rip off the wheels. I would get them even if I had to buy them.
 

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I have them. Agree, although somewhat easily defeated, there is some deterrent factor. Have to watch out for overzealous air gun jockeys stripping them, though.
 

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Safe than sorry!

If I were you I'd get them. They are a deterrent, even though they are not full-proof from theft. I had them on my last SUV and currently on our '02 Accord, and they seem to help sidetrack any "wanna-be" criminals. Heck, we even had them on an old '93 Sentra once! Never had a problem with theft -- call it luck or God's blessings if you'd like!

Now, with my Pilot and all the flashing lights (due to the auto-security and stereo-security systems), why would they bother?

Happy Piloting!
 

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Some dealers automatically install them on their inventory. My dealer gave them to me; I didn't ask for them and they were not on my Pilot when I bought it (bought it the same day it arrived in Mid June , the dealer also etched all the windows(N/C )which my insurance co liked)... I think that, like anything else, it's very subjective. Some folks live in areas where wheels and tires have never been stolen and they don't routinely travel out of their area.
We hike and fish and the Pilot may be left alone in the woods for 12 hours at a time; alot can happen then. As Jolly Roger has already stated it really only takes channel lock pliers to remove them so if someone really wants them they will be gone. But it does help keep the youthful local vandal from deciding to remove them for the pure joy of causing damage.

Enough said.

DJS 2003 EX 09131
Running boards, fogs, trailer hitch pkg, wheel locks, winter mats, full size alloy spare,r cargo tray mud guards.
 
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