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Originally Posted by MightyBobo Interesting. Alrighty. I have some ideas to protect it, so, we'll see. Either way, I hope the dealer will do the job. Unfortunately, there are other

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Old 04-05-2009, 09:22 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Interesting. Alrighty. I have some ideas to protect it, so, we'll see. Either way, I hope the dealer will do the job.
Unfortunately, there are other styles too that can be used to remove wheel locks. Wheel locks, at best, simply slow down the theft process a bit.
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Unfortunately, there are other styles too that can be used to remove wheel locks. Wheel locks, at best, simply slow down the theft process a bit.
Oh, I know - I totally agree, too. I sometimes think they are a waste.
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Hmmmm, interesting....because I dont think I have any threads to thread this tool ONTO...I think it was broken off right at the tip of both studs...

Or, wait, do you thread it onto the remaining lugnut?
It's a very hard steel designed to cut its way into the smooth surface of the nut. Think of it kind of like a thread cutter die, only in reverse.

I'm hoping the dealer will do it for you, that way if they scratch the rim you can make them pay to refinish it.

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It's a very hard steel designed to cut it's way into the smooth surface of the nut. Think of it kind of like a thread cutter die, only in reverse.

I'm hoping the dealer will do it for you, that way if they scratch the rim you can make them pay to refinish it.
Agreed.
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I got mine fixed this morning. It took about an hour (they also had to program my second key FOB:takes a LONG time). No scuffs or scratches on the wheel, and a brand new stud; it's like nothing ever happened. I warned the dealer that this was not an isolated problem and they are considering removal of locking lugs on all their 370Zs.
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I got mine fixed this morning. It took about an hour (they also had to program my second key FOB:takes a LONG time). No scuffs or scratches on the wheel, and a brand new stud; it's like nothing ever happened. I warned the dealer that this was not an isolated problem and they are considering removal of locking lugs on all their 370Zs.
I can't help wonder whether the dealer, the first go around, simply loosened and removed one of your lugs to be replaced by the locking lug versus properly loosening all the lugs and then applying the proper torque to each lug?

Glad to hear it's fixed!
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okay guys so i have a question i was given a set of locking lugs by my dealer... are these the ones your talking about?

here is pictures of the package they gave me

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Yeah, those are the ones. I'm interested to know what wheels the other failures were on. Mine has the base 18's.
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Mine was on the sport wheels, but the locks look like they were for a 350Z.

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... are these the ones your talking about?
Yes. And people the locking lugs must have the same profile, washer, depth, etc, as the other lug nuts. This wheel was designed with a lug/washer style nut. You will not get the proper torque on the rims if they are different style lug nuts.
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Got mine fixed this morning. Pity they didnt jack my wheel up w/ the curb rash on it lol

I warned them, and they'll probably be removing them from all 370's.
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I warned them, and they'll probably be removing them from all 370's.
Great news.

Did you have the same ones as Joey?
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btw the invoice i had inside the package said these wheel locks are for g37 sedans
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At least the remainder of the lug can be removed without damaging the wheel. It could be a lot worse...also could have been prevented with a little common sense. One of these things is not like the other....?
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Great news.

Did you have the same ones as Joey?
Yes, I did. They are Nissan-brand locks, and they did indeed think the 350Z's could be used on the 370's. They were definitely surprised when I said it didnt fit, but I think they will be removing them now, thankfully. I hope so, at least...

BTW, I think its worthy mentioning that, looking at the cheap metal that made these lugs up, I'd almost guarantee that in cold weather, they'd very likely snap when trying to take them off if it was an emergency!
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