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      10-20-2020, 01:35 PM   #1
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Does the CS come with wheel locks, or do I need to order separately? TIA!
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Mine came with wheel locks, but even better is adding a second set.

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Just say no to those terrible wheel locks. If you have a need of them you're parking in the wrong damn place.
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Just say no to those terrible wheel locks. If you have a need of them you're parking in the wrong damn place.
Prevention is better than cure, mho.
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Just say no to those terrible wheel locks. If you have a need of them you're parking in the wrong damn place.
I disagree.

AFAIK every F87 M2 iteration came/comes stock with one BMW wheel lock on each wheel (well, at least the EURO-spec ones). Adding a non-BMW wheel lock per wheel helps preventing wheel theft by amateurs (who often have the BMW key set) + damage from leaving the car without wheels (rotors / body / paint). However, it will not stop pros who are determined to get your wheels (if they want them, they'll get them).

Tip 1: 5 bolts per wheel: fit the wheel locks opposite to each other, rather than right next to each other.

Tip 2: wheel lock key storage: imagine where thieves would look first to find the key and outsmart them.

McGard wheel locks (rumor has it that they are a BMW supplier) - M14 x 1.25 is the right size for F87 M2:
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My set (black head):




Victim I personally know (unpleasant surprise after returning from a business trip):


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I disagree.
Just another thing we'll have to disagree on, and 2 pictures isn't going to change my mind. But then again, I don't park on the street, or in parking garages, and don't live in the city. Of course, I hardly think it'll be any different for those with a CS.
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Just another thing we'll have to disagree on, and 2 pictures isn't going to change my mind. But then again, I don't park on the street, or in parking garages, and don't live in the city. Of course, I hardly think it'll be any different for those with a CS.
Let me guess: you don't like insurances and back-up plans too.
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Let me guess: you don't like insurances and back-up plans too.
I work for an insurance company

I've seen more wheel locks that had to be machined off of wheels than I have stolen wheel sets, so there you go. I have the set of wheel locks that came with my car if you'd like them, they are free to you other than the shipping.

And again, I live in a small town, no need for that sort of thing here.
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I've seen more wheel locks that had to be machined off of wheels than I have stolen wheel sets, so there you go. I have the set of wheel locks that came with my car if you'd like them, they are free to you other than the shipping.
And again, I live in a small town, no need for that sort of thing here.
Yeah, that's a classic: a lost wheel lock key. But with McGard wheel locks you get a code printed on a sheet of paper sent with the package (which you better keep aside in case of need). Should you ever lose the wheel lock key they can make you a new one if you can provide the code: https://shop.mcgard.de/customer-key/

If the wheel lock or the wheel lock key itself is messed up or you lost the code, it's of course a different story: most tire dealers can help you out, but it's a job they usually hate to do (can involve damaging tools to get the job done).

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You bad boy, recommending wheel locks could save money for less than the price of 1 refuel.

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I work for an insurance company

I've seen more wheel locks that had to be machined off of wheels than I have stolen wheel sets, so there you go. I have the set of wheel locks that came with my car if you'd like them, they are free to you other than the shipping.

And again, I live in a small town, no need for that sort of thing here.
Take it from someone who used to roll around with wheel thieves; wheel locks are in-fact a deterrent.

For the record, I didn't personally steal myself but didn't have a car and was very young, so they were like my bad Uber.

It's not that wheel locks are not impenetrable but to remove them can be a tedious and noisy process, which attracts attention, which is the last thing you need in, that line of business, unless it's maybe a stormy night where you can cover your tracks.

Point is, you never know how many times they kept your wheels attached, unless one day you get slipping without them and your can ends up on some cinder blocks.
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My US M2C didn't come with wheel locks.

I haven't had wheels stolen, but had a Holley 600 stolen off of my 289 while I was away on a weekend trip...:
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Take it from someone who used to roll around with wheel thieves; wheel locks are in-fact a deterrent.

For the record, I didn't personally steal myself but didn't have a car and was very young, so they were like my bad Uber.

It's not that wheel locks are not impenetrable but to remove them can be a tedious and noisy process, which attracts attention, which is the last thing you need in, that line of business, unless it's maybe a stormy night where you can cover your tracks.

Point is, you never know how many times they kept your wheels attached, unless one day you get slipping without them and your can ends up on some cinder blocks.
Deterrent? Sure. But they're like a pinstripe on a Ferrari...just not needed.

Maybe it's where I drive, and park my car. It's not a '79 Olds, it's an M2...

This is my view at work, just now, and it's about the only place I park my car other than my garage.
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Take it from someone who used to roll around with wheel thieves; wheel locks are in-fact a deterrent.

For the record, I didn't personally steal myself but didn't have a car and was very young, so they were like my bad Uber.

It's not that wheel locks are not impenetrable but to remove them can be a tedious and noisy process, which attracts attention, which is the last thing you need in, that line of business, unless it's maybe a stormy night where you can cover your tracks.

Point is, you never know how many times they kept your wheels attached, unless one day you get slipping without them and your can ends up on some cinder blocks.
Deterrent? Sure. But they're like a pinstripe on a Ferrari...just not needed.

Maybe it's where I drive, and park my car. It's not a '79 Olds, it's an M2...

This is my view at work, just now, and it's about the only place I park my car other than my garage.
Hmm.. Fine, I surrender, I obviously can't argue with that caliber of icon-clad logic..

I'll just remember to only park my car at home and absolutely no where else, problem solved!
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Hmm.. Fine, I surrender, I obviously can't argue with that caliber of icon-clad logic..

I'll just remember to only park my car at home and absolutely no where else, problem solved!
There you go again.

Are you aware that you're argumentative?

Exrapolate.

If you're going to park your M2 on the street overnight, in bad neighborhoods, at the mall for hours, or some unsecure parking garage for the same, then yeah, you might need wheel locks. But you might do yourself one better and be smarter...buy a beater.
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Hmm.. Fine, I surrender, I obviously can't argue with that caliber of icon-clad logic..

I'll just remember to only park my car at home and absolutely no where else, problem solved!
There you go again.

Are you aware that you're argumentative?

Exrapolate.

If you're going to park your M2 on the street overnight, in bad neighborhoods, at the mall for hours, or some unsecure parking garage for the same, then yeah, you might need wheel locks. But you might do yourself one better and be smarter...buy a beater.

Argumentative?

You are arrogantly advising people not to use a $40 wheel lock, claiming that they're as effective as pinstripes and no one steals M2 wheels, when there are clearly several cautionary photos of wheels that where already stolen, from various different locations..

If for a small cost, by chance, the added annoyance of some wheel locks means that a would-be armature thief would maybe move on to something easier and spare your $6,000 wheels, wouldn't a reasonable person assume they are worth the investment..

That's all I'm saying..
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I work for an insurance company

I've seen more wheel locks that had to be machined off of wheels than I have stolen wheel sets, so there you go. I have the set of wheel locks that came with my car if you'd like them, they are free to you other than the shipping.

And again, I live in a small town, no need for that sort of thing here.
Hi, I wonder what shipping is like to Australia during these times ... Jks

My 2020 M2 Comp didn't come with lock nuts either
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Deterrent? Sure. But they're like a pinstripe on a Ferrari...just not needed.
Maybe it's where I drive, and park my car. It's not a '79 Olds, it's an M2...
This is my view at work, just now, and it's about the only place I park my car other than my garage.
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Argumentative?
You are arrogantly advising people not to use a $40 wheel lock, claiming that they're as effective as pinstripes and no one steals M2 wheels, when there are clearly several cautionary photos of wheels that where already stolen, from various different locations..
If for a small cost, by chance, the added annoyance of some wheel locks means that a would-be armature thief would maybe move on to something easier and spare your $6,000 wheels, wouldn't a reasonable person assume they are worth the investment..
That's all I'm saying..
Siding with Poochie here.

In a perfect world, door locks, seat belts, airbags, crumple zones, safety nannies and the like are all redundant features on a car.

But in real life, we don't live in a perfect world.



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Deterrent? Sure. But they're like a pinstripe on a Ferrari...just not needed.
Maybe it's where I drive, and park my car. It's not a '79 Olds, it's an M2...
This is my view at work, just now, and it's about the only place I park my car other than my garage.
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Siding with Poochie here.

In a perfect world, door locks, seat belts, airbags, crumple zones, safety nannies and the like are all redundant features on a car.

But in real life, we don't live in a perfect world.
If I had a CS with those gold 763Ms, you better believe I'm double-bagging and installing two separate model of wheel locks.

Anything to discourage a thief will factually work to your advantage..

I too have cameras inside and facing my car, they are reactionary and not proactive as wheel locks.
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Argumentative?

You are arrogantly advising people not to use a $40 wheel lock, claiming that they're as effective as pinstripes and no one steals M2 wheels, when there are clearly several cautionary photos of wheels that where already stolen, from various different locations..

If for a small cost, by chance, the added annoyance of some wheel locks means that a would-be armature thief would maybe move on to something easier and spare your $6,000 wheels, wouldn't a reasonable person assume they are worth the investment..

That's all I'm saying..
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Wow, 2 pictures? Bro, you can do better than that.

Find 500 and you might change my mind.

And notice where they are parked...
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Not going to take sides here, but I'm definitely careful about where I park. If I need to go to a "less desirable" part of town I take my VW Golf. 😁 She's been such a great little beatermobile.

Anecdotally, this seems to be more common in Europe. Maybe because people park on the street more? Maybe because it's easier to get away with? 🤷🏻*♂️

...in the US you have much more "freedom" to protect yourself and your property...
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Thinking about it, my negative experience comes from having worked at several car dealerships. People regularly lose their wheel lock key, or strip the lock face itself so much more commonly than wheels are stolen. But again, I realize that's probably because of my area. In my 50 years I've never seen a single car up on blocks like the pictures above, having had the wheels stolen, but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen, or that all wheel locks are bad. To each their own.
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I disagree.
Just another thing we'll have to disagree on, and 2 pictures isn't going to change my mind. But then again, I don't park on the street, or in parking garages, and don't live in the city. Of course, I hardly think it'll be any different for those with a CS.
My 9-month old 420i GC was stolen from my garage recently. Thieves broke into the house while we were still up in other rooms, took the keys and the car.

We live in a reasonably good suburb in S.Australia. I guess if they want what you've got bad enough, they'll find a way to take it.

I'm now petrified to find out what my insurance premium will be for the M2CS after the theft.



BTW, what colour are the wheel nuts/locks for the gold wheels on the CS?
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