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Because I just got on new rims now, I'm worried about their security now. There are 5 lugnuts that attach the rim to the wheel chaisse. All 5 are cylindrical with a hexagonal shape inscribed within it. So you would need a "key" that fits the hexagonal shape in order to unscrew a lugnut.

I just happened to compare stock rims with mine and most stock rims I've seen have a lock or cover that covers the hexagonal hole. I was wondering if I would need something like that to cover/protect my lugnuts in order to prevent any person from stealing my rims... yeah I'm paranoid :? Cuz right now, I think any person with a hexagonal shape tool could just unscrew the lugnuts and take them off. Am I just being paranoid or is this something I should really get?

If that's the case, then where could I get some lugnut covers? Any recommendations or suggestions?

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Your local parts supplier or Toyota dealer will sell wheel locks in a set of 4 (1 for each rim). They require a matching imprint key in order to remove the locks - which are round and not hexagonal.

Personally I've always fell that this is only a deterrent for the quicky grab-and-dash thief. If they want your rims, they're gone because there's a limited number of keys available. "If" I was a professional crook, I'd steal all the possible keys from my local parts supplier, and then go to town and snag everyone's rims. ;)

Best defence is: Don't park your car where you can get your rims stolen.
 

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so in that case, would getting something like a gorilla lock help?

if i would have to, i have no idea of where to get that plus how i would install it with the current setup i have.

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Normal lugnuts or those hex nuts are a piece of cake to open, even an amateur will open them in minutes. Only good locknuts are mcgards, those have a very sophisticated design.
 

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i think the best rim security i've ever seen is on my friend's Advans...the center cap requires 2 keys to remove it...and it comes off in stages. it's crazy...but those wheels aren't coming off the car anytime soon.
 

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You can use different lock for each nut :p:
You'll go nuts trying to take the wheel out too :D
Probably 2 different set will get the thief to think twice.
 

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the police rims depending on where you live use the chrome caps and supposedly they're specially made (keys) to unlock the cap then u still have to find the keys for the nuts but i have found the best defense for your rims is to stay strapped and shoot on the dot so you don't f**k up your rims:lol:
 
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