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Old 04-11-2013, 07:20 AM   #21
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Locking lugs are lame, lose them.

The only person they inconvenience is you. Thieves have regular sporting competitions to see how fast they can disable and remove them. The current record is .007 seconds.

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Old 03-30-2014, 06:12 PM   #22
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got rid of mine first thing PITA!
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:34 PM   #23
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My car did not come with the key, so I bought the locking lug remover and it turned the locker off just as fast as using the regular wrench.

The lockers are useless.
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Old 03-31-2014, 06:22 AM   #24
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I ordered 4 of them from Amazon, $7 and change each and free shipping, the brand was Febi. When I get them I'll report back on how they were.
Since this thread was bumped up I will report; I have got them on the car and I like them so far. They are very similar in appearance to the existing bolts, but not exactly, but you can't tell unless you look very closely.

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Old 03-31-2014, 07:17 AM   #25
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I still want the key on there on all four wheels if I have a choice but I may do that once I convert it to lug nuts. The brand key I would get is McGard.

I have 23mm spacer on my rear wheel which I had to get longer bolt. I don't like lug bolts bc it's time consuming to get the wheels on centered even if you use that stick.
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:29 AM   #26
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Febi lug bolts are sold by several vendors: Pelican, ECS tuning, etc. All at around $7. Genuine Porsche ones are only a dollar more ($8.03) at ECS tuning however.
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:30 AM   #27
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First thing I did was trash the anti theft lugs.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:00 AM   #28
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I've also found that Febi is a part of Bilstein corporation, actually an acronym from the founder's name FErdinand BIlstein.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:17 AM   #29
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replaced them all with SS ones
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Old 03-31-2014, 01:05 PM   #30
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Got rid of mine right away, too.

Dremel with nonmetallic wheel made old ones look just like the new ones.
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Old 03-31-2014, 06:10 PM   #31
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Tossed mine long ago. The POS locking socket is made out of pot metal and mine broke trying to take off the rear ones. Luckily my local porsche dealer let me use theirs.
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I checked a few sites online, but can't find anyone selling a stud conversion kit for boxsters - anyone have a link??
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:03 AM   #33
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:39 PM   #34
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You would have to use pass-through lug nuts, right? If that's the case, doesn't it look cheap?
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You would have to use pass-through lug nuts, right? If that's the case, doesn't it look cheap?
Eyes of the beholder and all. Looks racy and custom IMHO. But no, not sophisticated and sexy.
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Replaced all mine with extended bolts after I put on my spacers. I'm not very worried about anyone taking my wheels and they look much nicer. You also don't have to worry about losing the key
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Old 04-05-2014, 03:57 PM   #39
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Got tired of fooling with the aligning tool while changing tires and installed studs
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^did you have any photo of the install process?

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