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2004 RAV4 D4D - only has normal wheel bolts on - but I'm about to put some very expensive rubber on my car and want to be sure nobody can steal the wheels.

eBay turns up about a million different options; tapered; flat etc etc

Does. Anyone know what wheel bolts I should be looking for? Any and all help is much appreciated!
 

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The bolt size should be 12Mx1.5 A wheel shop can give you a better recommendation which lock is best based on what type of wheels you have.

If a theft really wants to steal your expensive wheels he will be able to do so. Wheel locks can be forced open very easily. Best to park your car in a safe location to reduce risk as a prevention. That is the advice I was given when I bought alloy wheels.

Also if you have a house with a garage (with garage doors) keep it there where it is safe and out of sight.
 

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The bolt size should be 12Mx1.5 A wheel shop can give you a better recommendation which lock is best based on what type of wheels you have.

If a theft really wants to steal your expensive wheels he will be able to do so. Wheel locks can be forced open very easily. Best to park your car in a safe location to reduce risk as a prevention. That is the advice I was given when I bought alloy wheels.

Also if you have a house with a garage (with garage doors) keep it there where it is safe and out of sight.
If I wanted to, I would have those wheel locks off in minutes, even perhaps less than 1 minute. Wheel locks will not stop any experiences (and even inexperienced) theft. And if they really want the tires, you may have to chain the car to your fence, or keep it in your garage all the time--since they will just tow your car.
 

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We bought a MINI earlier this year. The idiot monkey who tightened the wheel nuts, obviously using an air gun, did them so tight I couldn't get the lock bolts off -
the dealer couldn't get 2 off,
2 more garages couldn't get them off,
a specialist had to weld someting to them to get them off.

So some can be near impossible to get off.
 

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At least you can make it as hard as possible for the thief, normally they want to steel your wheels at night and don't want to make much noise to wake the neighborhood?
But you guys are right, wheel-locks are easy to "unlock".

Still, I have FARAD Sicustar wheel-locks (with a heavy duty rotary ring) to make myself feel better ;-)
 

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My dealer has a full set of adapter keys that fit all known variations of Toyota and McGard wheel locks. They have never asked me for my key when rotating tires. And yes, I know they rotate them because I can see their greasy paw prints all over my rims. :(
 

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At least you can make it as hard as possible for the thief, normally they want to steel your wheels at night and don't want to make much noise to wake the neighborhood?
But you guys are right, wheel-locks are easy to "unlock".

Still, I have FARAD Sicustar wheel-locks (with a heavy duty rotary ring) to make myself feel better ;-)
As I said in my prior email, if I wanted I could get them off in 1 minute or less. And in regard to "noise" they will be remove them without a bit of noise and without power equipment. Just put a 5 foot pipe onto a good tire x wrench and off it comes.
I have also taken off over-tightened and cross treated tire nuts that way, easy to do.
My six German Shepard attack dogs in the back seat protect my car all night. If needed, I also have my Gatling Gun set up in the window directly above the car. The bumper is chained to the car in front and the car in back. No need to worry about the tires (or car) being stolen. As additional protection, all car windows are etched with security code. If for some reason this does not work, in the future I will bring in the tires every night and keep them under my bed.
 

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The bolt size should be 12Mx1.5 A wheel shop can give you a better recommendation which lock is best based on what type of wheels you have.

If a theft really wants to steal your expensive wheels he will be able to do so. Wheel locks can be forced open very easily. Best to park your car in a safe location to reduce risk as a prevention. That is the advice I was given when I bought alloy wheels.

Also if you have a house with a garage (with garage doors) keep it there where it is safe and out of sight.
is 12mm x 1.50 or 12mm x 1.25?
 
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