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      03-19-2012, 10:26 AM   #1
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Question Wheel Lock Difference - Advice

My car did not come with wheel locks, therefore I would like a set.
What is the difference between these sets?

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E90 2006 325i Sedan

ECS price @ $34.50
(A) SET WHEEL LOCKS M12X1,5
Part#36136786419
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...11&hg=36&fg=25

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ECS price @ $56.57
(B) SET WHEEL LOCKS M12X1,5
Part#36136792849
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...32&hg=36&fg=25
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Update: Answering my own question.

For those who are interested, I confirmed with the Parts Manager at my local BMW dealership.

Part#36136786419 = Original BMW
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...11&hg=36&fg=25

Part#36136792849 = Made by McGuard
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...32&hg=36&fg=25

Quoting him... "THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 2 WHEEL LOCK IS ONE WAS A BMW SET AND ONE WAS A SET MADE BY MCGUARD. THE CHEAPER AND BETTER SET IS THE BMW BRANDED ON ..LOL"

I will be buying the "original" set.
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You should buy both and mix and match. If someone really wants your wheels, they will get them. These are just deterrents and may have your thief move on to easier targets.
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EYE4SPEED: That is good advice indeed. At the end of the day, it depends on where you park the car and what wheels you have.

My wheels are not expensive and normally I would not "need" wheels locks, however I will be leaving my car parked at the airport for a week and I would like some minor deterrent.
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Isn't the airport a more secure area with all the cameras? I would be more worried in one of those remote lots - is that what you are referring to? I got bashed for stating that my aftermarket wheels would draw attention when I was on a trip to Brampton and had to park outside. Hope nobody is wanting to steal OE wheels.
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I will be going to the Buffalo airport and it is outdoor...
for $40bux, it is cheap deterrent (if there are cameras that would be even better). I know the lot is locked, lights all over night, and and is well fenced all around.

Worse nightmare will be coming back from vaca and find that the car is on BLOCKS... LOL

Its more hassle than anything.
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