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Keeping your wheels safe

Discussion in 'Model S' started by kuttakamina, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. kuttakamina

    kuttakamina Member

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    Tesla's wheels especially the 21" are very expensive. And they are easy to steal.

    I did some research and found this amazing lock that fits atleast the 19" wheels .. I think it should fit a 21" wheel also, but not sure. I am going to get 5 of these, and lock every wheel down. Normal wheel locks can be easily broken into, but these cannot be, and 5 of them - and your wheels are probably absolutely safe.

    Anyway this is the lock. Amazon says it doesn't fit Tesla, but it does.

    Just wondering if anyone has tried any alternatives? Or any other thoughts on how to keep your wheels safe/not stolen etc.
    If anything, I would think theives setting your car on cinder blocks might even damage the battery. So this protection is a must IMO.
     
  2. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    Those are the spinners? yeah, those can be taken off in minutes too. There was a thread about it elsewhere.

    Locks are to prevent honest people or lazy thief's from getting your wheels.
     
  3. kuttakamina

    kuttakamina Member

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    Hmm didn't realize spinners were easy to remove too. But 5 of them may be enough inconvenience.
    Is there no way to keep wheels safe?
     
  4. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    Leave your car on cinder-blocks and carry the wheels home each night ;)
     
  5. Sosius

    Sosius a.k.a. Uptown Frunk

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    I rely on good karma and good insurance.
     
  6. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Amazon may not think the wheel locks fit your Model S, but they have both engine parts and spark plugs that fit my Tesla Roadster!

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  7. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    You know, I thought this was just a myth. I've never heard of someone having their wheels stolen up here, but a quick web search proved me wrong. What do thieves do with car wheels?
     
  8. russman

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    Do not buy the Gorilla locks. They do not fit and in my case damaged the threads and caused the rotors to get warped because the wheel wasn't on solidly. In my case I was lucky, as the service center installed them for me, so Tesla covered my repair. I posted it I'm anothe thread. I'd i can find it I'll add it here.
     
  9. Blu Zap

    Blu Zap Grinning member

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    Glad to see how this conversation unfolds. I have been so concerned about curb rash on the 21's and not thought about theft. Glad to follow this thread. Thanks to kuttakamina!
     
  10. Nevek

    Nevek Overt Member

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    Better stock up, Bonnie, in case they realize their mistake and withdraw these critical parts from sale. Where would you buy Roadster spark plugs then?
     
  11. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    They sell them to junk yards for $20-$30. Just enough to get their next fix.
     
  12. OnkelDunkel

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    The same as they do with all other car parts they steal - sell it :). I Denmark they even steal airbags and sell them - go figure....

    Not a pretty sight...

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