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Anybody has any recommendations on which to get and what the specs are for the Granturismo? The specs change depending on which aftermarket wheel you have?

I am totally lost on this subject as you can see:)

I know they are not a fail-safe system but if I can make a potential theft last 2 more minutes ill do it.
 

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come on guys, throwing some ideas out here will help a lot of people to try and make it harder for potential thieves. I will post this pic to refresh some memories:

 

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Maserati sells a wheel lock kit for $180. Since McGard wheel locks are way less than that ($30 to $40), and my dealer had the kit, I went to look at it before buying sight unseen.

It is a full set of new wheel bolts with keyed heads, and chrome caps to cover the odd-shaped bolt heads, and ONE key. What are they thinking? Just installing all of the bolts once will put wear and tear on that single key. And, what happens if you misplace it?

Thanks, but no.

Does anyone know the specs of the lug bolts?

For McGard's bolt page, see: Wheel Locks - Bolt Style - McGard: Innovative Security Products
 

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Anybody has any recommendations on which to get and what the specs are for the Granturismo? The specs change depending on which aftermarket wheel you have?

I am totally lost on this subject as you can see:)

I know they are not a fail-safe system but if I can make a potential theft last 2 more minutes ill do it.
Isnt that the reason why we have insurance? ...and be careful where you park your car overnight...most thefts happen at night...and I know that wheel locks dont deter thieves...I have never had wheel locks in my car because never again do I want to go through the inconvenience of a lost key (and I have experienced this) with one of my porsches:rolleyes:
 

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I have them on my 612.

Considering to have them on my QP S since i'm driving it all the way trough France this summer.
 

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The Masser set are fine, BUT you don't get 4... You get 20!!! And only one key..I fitted two to each wheel as I drive thru France and in to Italy and don't want to take the risk.
 

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Wonder will this Mcgard complete kit fit?

Specifications
Thread Size: 14x1.5mm
Shank Length: 31.2mm
Overall Length: 57.5mm
Hex Size: 17mm
Seat Style: Cone (60 degree w/ Spin Seat Design)
16 Lug Bolts + 4 Wheel Locks + 1 Coded Socket Key
 

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Is there no place to buy wheel locks by giving the Age, Model of your car a actually get a set of locks?
What are the specs on the lugs for a 2012 Maserati Granturismo S with Trident wheels.

I thought I had ordered a set from ICard but the locks I got were for a Volvo 2016 x60?��
 

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Who in the world would steal Maserati wheels ?! Where and how would anyone be able to sell them and who would buy them ? What kind of other cars would they fit ? Not sure there’s a market for that , but I could be wrong .. Sounds to me as if it would be a lot more trouble than it’s worth ( stealing them, that is )
 

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6 year old thread?

FWIW I got some security bolts from ebay. Genuine OEM parts.

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We just had to forcibly remove a set from a customers car because he didn't know where the key was.

Further, all we really did was pound a socket onto it with a hammer and spin it off. Anyone that is stealing car wheels, knows these tricks, it's not hard to get these off, it's just harder for your shop to get them off without damaging them. Our point is simply that the keyed lug sockets don't really stop anyone from doing anything. They just make it much harder for your workshop to take care of your car.

Anyone that's worked at a shop knows that we often have to call and ask where the key is, then check your glovebox, trunk, center console, etc... for where you thought you may have left it. When we all know it's just sitting in your garage, lol !!!

Probably better to not leave your Maserati in an area of concern for too long. Better yet just have a good alarm system that will detect if they jack up your car if you feel that you need some more protection.

That's our .02c, Hope that helps!

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Make sense, FD :) . I got mine 'cos they were cheap and look a million times better than the rusty originals....

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Appreciate all the opinions on this issue, made me re-evaluate. I always have some trepidation when I leave the GTS in a parking lot,
mostly from fear of keying or similar damage. I feel like an over protective parent and my wife says “Get a grip”! ��
 

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I am also ( always ) concerned about door dings , or keying by some envious punk, so there are always trepidations coming back to the car after it’s parked in some lot , whether in a nice area, or a less desirable one, but I never worry about the car being stolen , or the tires being stolen off of it. And whilst most alarms nowadays are largely ignored by both thieves and people who might be around the car, you can bet that half of the people who might hear the alarm while witnessing a Maserati being jacked up, or similar suspicious activity around it, will most likely call 911 ( or whatever the equivalent emergency numbers are in other parts of the world ). Just IMO..or at least I’d like to think that’d be the case. :|
 

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Bringing this one back up. I bought my 2013 GT Sport back in June and looked/asked about wheel locks. Was told it didn't have any. The caps fooled me as well, but turns out it does have the Maserati locks. On every bolt. So obviously I don't have a key, and am in a spot. Car is at the tire shop now after getting a front right sidewall puncture on Sunday. Any recommendations from anyone on how to have them proceed? Closest dealer is about 2 hours away.

Thanks!
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Those might not be locks... could be "tuner" style lug bolts. They are similar but are symmetrical on the inside so common tools can undo them. Sometimes a large allen or torx might work. Or go to a parts store and look for a set that looks the same, they come with a tool.
Here is a pic of what I'm talking about. BTW I'm assuming you looked everywhere for the key/tool, glove box, trunk etc.
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Those might not be locks... could be "tuner" style lug bolts. They are similar but are symmetrical on the inside so common tools can undo them. Sometimes a large allen or torx might work. Or go to a parts store and look for a set that looks the same, they come with a tool.
Here is a pic of what I'm talking about. BTW I'm assuming you looked everywhere for the key/tool, glove box, trunk etc.
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Yes I looked everywhere it might have been. Everywhere. Finding another tool that can fit might be my only hope/option. Uuugh!
 

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I was really hoping someone that had the wheel locks that were available as a dealer installed option would weigh in. I'm going to try a dealer again tomorrow for advice, but how are they to know I'm not a criminal staking out a set of wheels to steal? Probably won't get far. I really don't want to have to pay for a flat bed tow to the dealership 2 hours away just to sort this out.
 

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Damn, for a fraction of a second I was hoping they’re similar to what I have on my Porsche ( open face - as in the photo ) but the exterior of mine are cut as any other lug nuts, so they’re easily / normally removed, yours are smooth and of course there are the interior grooves which undoubtedly require the type of tool shown on the 2fromCouve’s post . Hopefully it’s a standard for which there is a common tool carried by most auto parts stores :unsure: Good luck, and hoping you won‘t need a dealer to resolve this ..
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