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post #16 of 22 Old 03-24-2013, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all your informative messages, this is a Jeep dealership where the 12 JGC limited was purchased...it is reassuring from your posts to know that they may have a master key or used another socket...downfall is a real pro would have the same equipment to steal the wheel... on my next service I will clear this up with them and report back, rather then being too defensive. The vehicle only has 8000 miles at this point.

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post #17 of 22 Old 03-24-2013, 06:40 PM
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downfall is a real pro would have the same equipment to steal the wheel...
Actually, you'd be lucky to have a pro with the right equipment stealing your wheels. I've seen the damage a smash and grab crook can do. A chisel and a hand sledge takes the locking nut and wheel stud off with one quick blow. I never use locking nuts anymore.

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post #18 of 22 Old 03-24-2013, 11:33 PM
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This begs the question, do some Jeeps come from the factory with lock nuts on the wheels? I haven't taken delivery on my '14, so I don't know if it does. My '08 didn't.
We instal them at the dealership during PDI depending on the vehicle and wheels. We don't like having our s*** stolen off our lot >_>
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post #19 of 22 Old 03-25-2013, 03:32 AM
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We instal them at the dealership during PDI depending on the vehicle and wheels. We don't like having our s*** stolen off our lot >_>
Wtf you's get them stolen from the lot ? No lighting & cameras at your dealer . Could put electric fence up around the lot hahaha
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post #20 of 22 Old 03-25-2013, 06:03 AM
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If a tire shop strips one of those by over torquing it, it'll make your day miserable. I had to hammer a 3/4 in socket on one to get it off. I'd never use those things again. BTW, has ChryCo finally stopped using those cheap lug nuts with the stamped steel covers that twist and fall off when over torqued. That's why I rotate my own tires.

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post #21 of 22 Old 03-29-2013, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Just a quick update to all...I got a short survey sent to me from the company/dealership and wrote them the story and ended up calling customer service over this as I was contacted... the reply was this; if the lock nut is not sitting on the passenger seat ahead of the service the technician uses the master to get the nut off. I was told that it's not good policy for the tech to go into the glove box...and they reassured me that this is how they do it....so I took his word for it...thanks again for your detailed replies.
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post #22 of 22 Old 04-02-2013, 09:03 PM
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If a tire shop strips one of those by over torquing it, it'll make your day miserable. I had to hammer a 3/4 in socket on one to get it off. I'd never use those things again
And that's what most thieves that steal wheels do for locking lug nuts. The "Master key" is just a big friggin hammer.
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