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About a year ago I noticed one afternoon all 4 wheel centers on my V6 wagon had evaporated.
I was pissed, one I could understand, but all 4! some toerag had removed them for me.

I had been loath to replace them at $12 each, but every morning looking at those sad wheels finally got to me.
Sprung the $50 at ECS and replaced all 4.
She looks so much happier..

Just hope I can keep them for a while.
 

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toerag... touareg

I bet the marketing folks at VAG never considered that one.

You need to put snakes made from springs under these new centers.

 

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well, so far (knock on wood) i have my 15 year old ones still. ive had to go back into the tire shop for one or two once or ten times, but ive still got a set.
 

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Just waiting for some turd with a 25AE or GLI to steal my BBS branded RC Centers.....
 

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Lol. Nah. He's a good guy. Met up with him once. Think I sold him some smoked marker lights or something.
 

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About a year ago I noticed one afternoon all 4 wheel centers on my V6 wagon had evaporated.
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Bummer. At least they didn't steal your wheels. When alloy wheels were still a fairly new and pricey phenomenon I heard of people going out to a parking lot and finding one or more had been removed from their cars.
 

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What makes you think locking lugs will stop a determined thief?
 

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They may have locks, but that doesn't stop em. They have tools to remove locking lugs = thieves have them . You can even go to youTube for a demonstation on how to use it. Lug locks only stop amateurs.
 

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I had a steering knuckle in my shed. Really!
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Locks keep honest people honest.

When I was a kid, hubcap theft was a real problem in cities like New York. I think it even made TV, like on Barney Miller.

Dating myself, I know.
 
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