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      08-02-2011, 12:14 PM   #1
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Wheel lock bolts for 1M (McGard)

I have seen some cars stolen their rims so I am using lock nuts with all my cars.
I could not find the information about 1M stud bolts so here it goes.

1M uses M12x1.5 25mm bolts.


So, McGard 27179 will fit.


I chose black edition.


The weight difference was 7 grams each.

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      08-02-2011, 12:24 PM   #2
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Nice work. This is on my to do list. Where did you get them?

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      08-02-2011, 12:38 PM   #3
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I got a set from the Dealer.
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      08-02-2011, 12:42 PM   #4
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I could not find the right sets near around me so I used Amazon UK.
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      08-02-2011, 12:51 PM   #5
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They're better than nothing, but an 18mm or 19mm with a rubber insert hammered over those things is pretty effective at removing them. Still a good idea though, as they'll stop the laziest thieves.
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They're better than nothing, but an 18mm or 19mm with a rubber insert hammered over those things is pretty effective at removing them. Still a good idea though, as they'll stop the laziest thieves.
That's a good idea!
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      08-02-2011, 01:24 PM   #7
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Have you torqued these at a different rate to the rest of the wheel bolts. Have found if they are too tight they chew the inserts on the locking bolt key and then you've got real problems
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I torque mine to 80 pounds.
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      08-02-2011, 03:00 PM   #9
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I torque mine to 80 pounds.
Should be 88 ft/lbs.
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      08-02-2011, 03:11 PM   #10
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Thanks. It was very interesting when I first got the car home I detailed and waxed it, including applying Wheel Wax to the rims. When I removed all 4, they were no where 80+ ft/lbs on the lug nuts.
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Thanks. It was very interesting when I first got the car home I detailed and waxed it, including applying Wheel Wax to the rims. When I removed all 4, they were no where 80+ ft/lbs on the lug nuts.
Similar thing happened to me. Come to find out the local dealer 'outsources' tire related issues to a third party.
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      08-02-2011, 03:35 PM   #12
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According to the manual, it should be torqued to 120 Nm. It was tightened to 120 Nm when I received the car. I check every bolts with torque wrench whenever I receive my car from the dealer.
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According to the manual, it should be torqued to 120 Nm. It was tightened to 120 Nm when I received the car. I check every bolts with torque wrench whenever I receive my car from the dealer.
Exactly 120nm=88ft/lbs
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So, McGard 27179 will fit. I chose black edition.
Also got McGards on my M3s.

My 1M now also sports the "27179 - Black Edition". Indeed fit the 1M wheels like a glove. If this is a 1M "mod", then it's definitely one worth considering IMHO.

McGard 27179 sub - Black finish head ("Black Edition") ($40.95 for a set at Tire Rack):
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McGard 27179 - Chrome finish head ($29.95 for a set at Tire Rack):
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Is there such thing as a lock nut for use with wheels studs?
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