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post #1 of 31 Old 08-17-2007, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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what is this holding my tire on? pic

so i'm going to try to get my full size spare tire and i thought i'd check out what is on there. on of the lugs looks like this:



what is that? do need it?

i think the rims on the jeep are bigger than my spare rim so even if i get the right size tire i still have a problem, don't i?

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post #2 of 31 Old 08-17-2007, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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rims on it

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wheel lock, should have a key in the glove box?

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and spare

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post #5 of 31 Old 08-17-2007, 07:50 PM
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That's a wheel lock. I have them on my Jeep, but I live in Philadelphia. They'll steal anything in Philly...
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post #6 of 31 Old 08-17-2007, 07:51 PM
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its a lock... get a wrench and wrench it off or pay a shop to do it (apx 10$)

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Look for the key It looks like a socket but with that pattern on it. Thats so they wont steal your rims and tires..
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post #8 of 31 Old 08-17-2007, 07:56 PM
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like said above, What you have on there is a wheel lock. You need a key that is supplied with the jeep. I feel they are useless unless you have expensive tires and wheels on your rig. If you dont have one in the glove box, you can take that off with a bolt-out, or maybe a pair of vice grips/channel locks. If you want another, you can get a set of 4 at advance or autozone.

A spare is a spare is a spare....look on the tires, there should be a number on them, something like 215/70 R15 (thats what the spare looks like it says.)

If your spare tire is the same size as your other 4 then you are all set. Even if it is a different size it shouldnt be off by too much. If you need it for emergency situations, a spare is a spare is a spare. Now if you were to have like 33" tires and the spare was a 30" then that might be a lil hard to drive.

The wheels all look like 15" wheels though. On the tire size, the R15 or R16 would be the Rim diameter.

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where do i get the thing to take it off if i don't have it? is it just the fact it has no places for the socket head to grab?
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o.k. they are r15's on the jeep. i tried to physically measure the tires and the spare. they seem to be close (within a half inch, inch at the most) should that be fine?

in my situation if i got a flat i wouldn't need to drive far on it
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you cant just buy the key for it - otherwise it would defeat the purpose of buying wheel locks. just get some vice grips on it and torque away
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almost any guy with a jeep is gonna have hat wheel lock socket, ask someone. but you are gonna need to be able to take it off if you get in a situation where you need your spare. so if you dont get a socket/key for it just put another regular lug on it

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where do i get the thing to take it off if i don't have it? is it just the fact it has no places for the socket head to grab?
The "key" is a socket that has male grooves on it to fit into the female groove on the "lock."

It is often hard to find the exact key if you dont have one and you dont have a mfg's card with the specific part number on it. They make alot of variations of the same keys/locks. Your best bet would be to go to your local auto parts store and either buy a set of lug nuts, or buy a set of locks for your jeep. They are much, $20 for a set of 16 lugs and 4 locks w/key. <<<that is if you want to keep the locks on there. If you dont care about the locks, just buy a set of lugs or even just one lugnut, one lug nut is like $1 or so at the parts store.

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what's the overall opinion on that spare not wrecking anything if i needed to use it?
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