E90Post
 


MINHS Auto Care Center
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > USA - NY / NJ / CT / PA > Question and Concern...



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-17-2013, 03:21 AM   #1
E92TTCoupe
Lieutenant
United_States
27

 
Drives: e92 335i Coupe
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: New York


Posts: 545
iTrader: (5)

Question and Concern...

Does anyone use wheel locks on there 335i's? I got aftermarket wheels and I'll be highly pissed if I came back to my car and see them on blocks. Does anyone use wheel locks? If so which brand? I know some M3 owners use " RAD or McGuards " or simply OEM from BMW wheel locks but what about 335i owners? And also what about if using spacers? If someone can direct me I'll be highly satisfied!

- Thanks!
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2013, 04:35 AM   #2
1QuikWS6
No 55mph
United_States
111

 
1QuikWS6's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 E92 328iX N51 3-Stage
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Blitzburgh, PA


Posts: 4,754
iTrader: (83)

Garage List
I currently use the locking lug nuts that came in my stud/extended nut package. Before that I used McGuard locking lug bolts...

Locking lugs are not foolproof if someone really wants your wheels, but no use making it ez for them
__________________
2009 328ix E92//SGM//ACS Roof Spoiler//MTech Aero Lip+Trunk Spoiler//M3 Side Skirts//CF Roundels+Grilles//M3 Novillo Interior//Perf Shift Lever+Boot//MPerf DCT Wheel//M3 GT3 eBrake Handle+Boot//ACS Pedals//M3 Mirrors//LCI Tails w/LUX Rev//DTEC V7 AE+MTec 6000K D1S+HPB HID 6000K Fogs//HPB LED Interior//RPI Scoops//CF Euro Airbox+Underhood Hsgs//K&N//BMW PE//MTech Rear Bumper-iS Sport Diffuser//CF Strut Brace//Vishnu OFT//BMW 193M's+Kumho 4X

Last edited by 1QuikWS6; 06-17-2013 at 05:10 AM.
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2013, 05:04 AM   #3
tony20009
Brigadier General
United_States
187

 
tony20009's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 335i - Coupe
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Washington, DC


Posts: 4,570
iTrader: (0)

I don't, but if I parked the car in places where I needed to be concerned about that, I would. For now, I'm content with letting my insurance coverage handle it.
__________________
Cheers,
Tony

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
'07, e92 335i, Sparkling Graphite, Coral Leather, Aluminum, 6-speed
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2013, 08:15 AM   #4
e90love
Private First Class
5

 
Drives: 2011 335i
Join Date: May 2012
Location: CT


Posts: 142
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by tony20009
I don't, but if I parked the car in places where I needed to be concerned about that, I would. For now, I'm content with letting my insurance coverage handle it.
+1. No need unless you park in sketchy places. Insurance will deal with most theft if you have them claimed on your coverage.
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2013, 12:30 PM   #5
E92TTCoupe
Lieutenant
United_States
27

 
Drives: e92 335i Coupe
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: New York


Posts: 545
iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1QuikWS6 View Post
I currently use the locking lug nuts that came in my stud/extended nut package. Before that I used McGuard locking lug bolts...

Locking lugs are not foolproof if someone really wants your wheels, but no use making it ez for them
Does McGuard use wheel locks lugs with spacers? Yeah I know but I guess I rather use that and give them a little harder chance to do it than just say hey here they are.
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2013, 12:32 PM   #6
E92TTCoupe
Lieutenant
United_States
27

 
Drives: e92 335i Coupe
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: New York


Posts: 545
iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by tony20009 View Post
I don't, but if I parked the car in places where I needed to be concerned about that, I would. For now, I'm content with letting my insurance coverage handle it.
I mean I'm in a pretty good area but I just being paranoid I guess. What insurance you have if you don't mind me asking?
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2013, 12:33 PM   #7
E92TTCoupe
Lieutenant
United_States
27

 
Drives: e92 335i Coupe
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: New York


Posts: 545
iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by e90love View Post
+1. No need unless you park in sketchy places. Insurance will deal with most theft if you have them claimed on your coverage.
I was reading that some insurance's don't. Who does provide this?
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2013, 12:38 PM   #8
sickem
Freude am fahren
37

 
sickem's Avatar
 
Drives: in the fast lane
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: People's Republic of New Jersey


Posts: 1,946
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
yeah the issue for me (and countless others on this board) is that we have spacers on the hubs. I don't want to go through the hassle of a stud conversion just to be able to lock my wheels!
__________________
Cobb E40 PROtune by Jake@PTF/RR catless DPs/aFe DCI/ETS 5" FMIC/ER CP/Forge DVs/Alpina B3 TCU flash/BMW Perf. Exhaust./BMW Performance Style 313s/M-Tech Rear
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2013, 02:22 PM   #9
Richurd
Captain
United_States
15

 
Richurd's Avatar
 
Drives: Too slow.
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: nyc


Posts: 638
iTrader: (6)

Wheels locks will not prevent wheels being stolen. If someone wants your wheels and sees that you have wheel lock, he may break window and find the key. Many people who has locks leave the key in glove box or somewhere in the car.

Studs conversion would definitely not prevent wheel theft. It is easy to remove even if you have special lug nuts.
__________________
07 e92 335i | BSM | SB | Gray Poplar Wood Trim | 6MT | Premium | Sport | Cold Weather | iDrive | Logic7 | Comfort Access |
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2013, 02:28 PM   #10
330iE90spt
Private
United_States
2

 
Drives: '06 330i Tiag Sdn
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: S. Westchester, NY


Posts: 99
iTrader: (0)

Or you can buy lug bolt covers on ebay for $17.99. I got tired of looking at my somewhat rusted bolts so I bought these to cover them. Nice and clean!! They come with a little tool to take off... if you don't have that tool, they're not coming off!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/99-9712-B-3-...e2ebc8&vxp=mtr
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2013, 02:31 PM   #11
#Tee
Chronic trollololer level 60
80

 
#Tee's Avatar
 
Drives: yes
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Socal


Posts: 4,864
iTrader: (1)

just dont be pissed about it, life is to short to let things like this deprive you from the joy of car modding. I parked my car outside once and got my window spitted on but that was about it lol.
__________________

#TeamStretchNpoke IG:Tee212

custom cf rear side diffuser add ons for sale (e9x,M3s,f3x) pm me for details. thread http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=962442
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2013, 02:32 PM   #12
tony20009
Brigadier General
United_States
187

 
tony20009's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 335i - Coupe
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Washington, DC


Posts: 4,570
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by E92TTCoupe View Post
I mean I'm in a pretty good area but I just being paranoid I guess. What insurance you have if you don't mind me asking?
I have Liberty Mutual, mainly because if something does happen to my car, they will cover the repair using only OEM parts, no aftermarket or refurbished parts. That does cost a bit more, but not too much, IMO. One can have that aspect of the policy removed.

My premium is reasonable to me, it's less than $1000/year for full coverage with lowest deductibles. Next year, however, I will drop the collision coverage because my car will be 7 years old and since collision covers repairing my car if I should should be the one to cause the damage. If I wreck the car (I have yet to do such a thing in over 30 years of driving), I'm more likely to just punt the car and buy a new one than I am to file a claim and have it fixed.
__________________
Cheers,
Tony

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
'07, e92 335i, Sparkling Graphite, Coral Leather, Aluminum, 6-speed
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2013, 03:51 PM   #13
JRob23
Second Lieutenant
United_States
10

 
Drives: e46m3sold/e92-335sold/99civic
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New Jersey


Posts: 297
iTrader: (2)

If they want em bad enough, they'll take em.

Just whacking a smaller sized socket over whatever lug lock is on there and that's pretty much it.

They are more of a deterrent than anything.
__________________
2009 e92 Space Grey 335xi
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2013, 07:13 PM   #14
E92TTCoupe
Lieutenant
United_States
27

 
Drives: e92 335i Coupe
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: New York


Posts: 545
iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by sickem View Post
yeah the issue for me (and countless others on this board) is that we have spacers on the hubs. I don't want to go through the hassle of a stud conversion just to be able to lock my wheels!
I heard using X5 OEM wheel locks work
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2013, 07:14 PM   #15
E92TTCoupe
Lieutenant
United_States
27

 
Drives: e92 335i Coupe
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: New York


Posts: 545
iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 330iE90spt View Post
Or you can buy lug bolt covers on ebay for $17.99. I got tired of looking at my somewhat rusted bolts so I bought these to cover them. Nice and clean!! They come with a little tool to take off... if you don't have that tool, they're not coming off!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/99-9712-B-3-...e2ebc8&vxp=mtr
Thank for that!
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2013, 07:15 PM   #16
E92TTCoupe
Lieutenant
United_States
27

 
Drives: e92 335i Coupe
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: New York


Posts: 545
iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ~XxTeexX~ View Post
just dont be pissed about it, life is to short to let things like this deprive you from the joy of car modding. I parked my car outside once and got my window spitted on but that was about it lol.


Lol that's some BS smh
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2013, 07:16 PM   #17
E92TTCoupe
Lieutenant
United_States
27

 
Drives: e92 335i Coupe
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: New York


Posts: 545
iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by tony20009 View Post
I have Liberty Mutual, mainly because if something does happen to my car, they will cover the repair using only OEM parts, no aftermarket or refurbished parts. That does cost a bit more, but not too much, IMO. One can have that aspect of the policy removed.

My premium is reasonable to me, it's less than $1000/year for full coverage with lowest deductibles. Next year, however, I will drop the collision coverage because my car will be 7 years old and since collision covers repairing my car if I should should be the one to cause the damage. If I wreck the car (I have yet to do such a thing in over 30 years of driving), I'm more likely to just punt the car and buy a new one than I am to file a claim and have it fixed.


Thanks a lot for that I'ma look more into this.
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2013, 07:26 PM   #18
SCS15
Captain
26

 
SCS15's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 335i 6MT
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Westchester, NY


Posts: 743
iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 330iE90spt View Post
Or you can buy lug bolt covers on ebay for $17.99. I got tired of looking at my somewhat rusted bolts so I bought these to cover them. Nice and clean!! They come with a little tool to take off... if you don't have that tool, they're not coming off!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/99-9712-B-3-...e2ebc8&vxp=mtr
I actually have the same ones sitting in my trunk.

Considering theyre plastic though, its pretty easy to get through them if your looking to steal wheels. This is prob the lease of the thieves worries haha.

Also, wheel locks dont do shit man. I once had wheel locks on a past car. Lost the actual lock and my mechanic friend had a drill bit that broke right through my lock nuts anyway. Trust me, if my mechanic has that, thieves have it.

Just be conscious of where you park. When i park in public lots i look for security cameras and park in their view sight if possible. If you can avoid parking on the street, id do so. If the area warrants it that is.
__________________
Car for sale http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=881526
JB4 G5 - Forge FMIC - VRSF V2 DP - Magnaflow 15529 Catback Exhaust - BMS Clutch Stop - BMS DCI - CDV Delete - Dinan Stage 3 Suspension - 19x8.5/10 Forgestar F14 Gloss Gunmetal - Michelin PSS - M-Sport Front & Rear - M3 Side Skirts - OEM M3 Decklid Spoiler - BMW Performance Grilles - ZHP Shift Knob - M-Sport Steering Wheel - M-Sport Door Sills
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2013, 09:18 PM   #19
E92TTCoupe
Lieutenant
United_States
27

 
Drives: e92 335i Coupe
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: New York


Posts: 545
iTrader: (5)

Yeah I guess I need just to be cautious on where I park I mean shit if a E60 M5 with Asanti wheels parks around my way than I should be good lol but at the end I guess if they really want them they'll just take them but I'll be pissed lol would it be tougher if the car is drop tho?
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2013, 09:45 PM   #20
sickem
Freude am fahren
37

 
sickem's Avatar
 
Drives: in the fast lane
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: People's Republic of New Jersey


Posts: 1,946
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by E92TTCoupe View Post
I heard using X5 OEM wheel locks work
Hmmm, I'd have to look into that, thanks. I know what people are saying, it's the same with houses...if a pro wants to break into your house they're gonna get in...99.9% of door locks/security systems aren't stopping them. Probably more of a feel good measure than anything. Hell there was a guy on here from CT a while back who had his high end wheels stolen out of his apartment building garage that has a 24 hr attendant and cameras!
__________________
Cobb E40 PROtune by Jake@PTF/RR catless DPs/aFe DCI/ETS 5" FMIC/ER CP/Forge DVs/Alpina B3 TCU flash/BMW Perf. Exhaust./BMW Performance Style 313s/M-Tech Rear
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2013, 10:42 PM   #21
Szemenyei
First Lieutenant
No_Country
4

 
Szemenyei's Avatar
 
Drives: Jet Black 335xi
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Stamford, CT


Posts: 311
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by sickem View Post
Hmmm, I'd have to look into that, thanks. I know what people are saying, it's the same with houses...if a pro wants to break into your house they're gonna get in...99.9% of door locks/security systems aren't stopping them. Probably more of a feel good measure than anything. Hell there was a guy on here from CT a while back who had his high end wheels stolen out of his apartment building garage that has a 24 hr attendant and cameras!
Yeah, and the other car that had them stolen from the garage as well had wheel locks.. They smashed his windows and went looking for the wheel lock key, tore up his interior and broke his nav screen if i remember correctly for the trouble. Honestly, If they want my wheels they can take them, im not putting locks on them to risk that happening.. and its not the first time ive heard that happen. Ill just file through insurance and move on.
__________________
2007 e90 335xi Cobb Tuned e85 50/50, AFE Intake, VK Catless Downpipes, Spec Stage 3+ SMFW, ER CP w/ TIAL, Vanguard Exhaust (Custom Fit )
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2013, 10:44 PM   #22
sickem
Freude am fahren
37

 
sickem's Avatar
 
Drives: in the fast lane
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: People's Republic of New Jersey


Posts: 1,946
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Szemenyei View Post
Yeah, and the other car that had them stolen from the garage as well had wheel locks.. They smashed his windows and went looking for the wheel lock key, tore up his interior and broke his nav screen if i remember correctly for the trouble. Honestly, If they want my wheels they can take them, im not putting locks on them to risk that happening.. and its not the first time ive heard that happen. Ill just file through insurance and move on.
__________________
Cobb E40 PROtune by Jake@PTF/RR catless DPs/aFe DCI/ETS 5" FMIC/ER CP/Forge DVs/Alpina B3 TCU flash/BMW Perf. Exhaust./BMW Performance Style 313s/M-Tech Rear
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:25 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST