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Old 01-29-2005, 08:55 PM
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I have lost my key for my wheel locks on my trailer (dumb huh?) and was wondering if there is a trick way to remove without damaging my aluminum wheels. I have tried vice grips and they just slip off as the lock is tapered out. It is harden steel and I believe it is made by Mcguard.
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Old 01-29-2005, 09:13 PM
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A Call McGard, they sent me a key overnight if you have the lock number.

B Weld a new nut to the McGard nut.

C Drill two holes for pins for a spanner wrench. You'll need a few carbide bits.

I know you tried vise grips but how about using a die grinder to make some flats on the nut?

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Any good tire store or repair shop will have a set of wheel lock removal tools. They might charge you a couple bucks to remove your locks. That is one way to get them off without damaging your wheels. Or, if you want , you can buy the tools. About $100. PM me if you are interested and I can help you get them.

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Go to Sears... They have a kit for $25.... Its in the hardware department and is in a little red case... It has like 6 different sizes in it........
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Drive a cheap socket over the locknut, use a breaker bar to take it off...
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Old 01-29-2005, 09:33 PM
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Its actually $29 and its part number 52165...


The socket works too if you get lucky and get one to fit the lock right.. McGard's are always a strange size.. We use this all the time to remove locks...... The teeth bite in as it turns where a socket wont...
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I have a Snap on lug lock remover I never used. I can loan it to you. If want want me to send it Monday PM me your info.
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Drive a cheap socket over the locknut, use a breaker bar to take it off...
That would be my suggestion if you have one lock per wheel. However, if every lug is a lock, I'd probably get the removal tools.
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torch them off
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done the socket thing ...worked fine
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