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      paulfrank285 Active Member

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      Didn't see wheel locks (not the hidden ones) from fordaccessories anymore...sold out?

      Anyone knows where else to get them for 2011 Explorer? I prefer OEM.

      Thanks
       
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      I don't plan on parking my Ex anywhere that there is the threat of someone swiping my wheels :)

      Anyway..they show up for me if I click on fordaccessories.com then put in the 2011 explorer and then click on wheels and then Zinc-Plated For Hidden Lugs
      Part Number: F5TZ-1A043-A

      Here is a link: http://www.fordaccessoriesstore.com/GfaWeb/catalog.do?prodInfo=Explorer~2011~F5TZ_1A043_A


      While we are at it, here is a socket set for removal when the key is lost:
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      http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00916005000P?blockNo=2&blockType=G2&prdNo=2&i_cntr=1300987823743

      Or you can just hammer a standard socket onto it and use a breaker bar to break it loose like the car thiefs do....
       
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      @jeeden: I guess you didn't pay attention again, lol. I see the hidden ones too, but I am talking about the chrome external ones!

      by the way, I don't think I will park my upcoming XLT in somewhere that is dangerous, but for only $75 (I guess that's the price for a set of 4?), I think I will sleep better! :D

      just found some http://www.partscheap.com/2011-Ford-Explorer-Wheel-Locks-p/e9tz-1a043-a-ex11.htm cheaper than I thought, but is the website legit?
       
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      What is the actual lug nut size (I know its a 19mm nut)? I'd like to get a set of McGard's for it, but I can't seem to find the threads and depth anywhere, and it doesn't show up on anybody's websites yet.
       
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      size is my concern too; some websites claim they have the right stuff but may actually assume it's one size fits all....i guess i have to wait until fordaccessories.com has them in stock again...
       
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      oh, yup, sorry, not looking for the hidden ones.

      As for size, I'm sure it is on the net somewhere (Isn't the manual on the net I heard? It might be in there). The Fordaccessories site shows the hidden ones work on the 2010 and 2009 explorers too so it must be the same stem size if you look that up.
       
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      I looked in the manual...I couldn't find anything.
       
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      http://www.partscheap.com/2011-Ford-Explorer-Wheel-Locks-p/e9tz-1a043-a-ex11.htm

      2011 Ford Explorer Wheel Locks Chrome-Plated For Exposed Lugs

      For added protection against wheel theft, replace one lug nut on each wheel with wheel locks. Chrome-plated locks available for exposed lugs. Kit includes four locks and key.
       
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      I have a set of OEMS that came with my Edge Sport. Make me an offer by PM.
       
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      The manual says it's 1⁄2 x 20 (page 353)
       
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      paulfrank285,

      I see that you tried FordAccessoriesStore.com Have you checked out FordParts.com? This site is also equipped with full-line catalogs and has a VIN look-up feature, so you can browse parts specific to your Explorer. Let me know if this helps or if you need further information.

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      Seni, thanks, I looked it up by year (2011) and model (explorer) then search for keyword "wheel lock"...unfortunately still nothing! I didn't try by using VIN as I didn't have it with me handy.
       
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      Zinc-Plated For Hidden Lugs
      Part Number: F5TZ-1A043-A
       
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      Aww that's too bad. Have you contacted your servicing dealer, maybe they have some information on where to get them. I would try again with your VIN using just "wheel" as your search and scroll . I've noticed some parts are named differently than what I would expect. Just a thought, then again, this girl has a fun time searching for parts she doesn't even know the "street" name too anyway. LOL

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      thanks, but i am looking for the chrome ones, not the hidden ones.
       
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      so Seni, are you making fun of me by comparing me to this girl? just kidding.

      ok, I looked it up again by first entering the VIN #. l searched for "wheel" (returned 7 pages and I went thru all of them) and "lock" (returned 5 pages and I went thru all of them)...of course I still couldn't find them!

      anyway, since I have you here, is Ford affiliated with www.partscheap.com? they have them and the part # is E9TZ-1A043-A-EX11 (description is 2011 Ford Explorer Wheel Locks Chrome-Plated For Exposed Lugs. I have not contacted my local dealer yet; I wanna wait for the ETA first.

      thanks
       
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      McGard #24198

      McGard manufactures the wheel locks sold by most vehicle manufacturers.
       
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      Do you have the Part # for the regular nuts?
       
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      McGard will have solid chrome plated lug nuts, not the chrome capped ones installed at the factory. You just need to find the conical seat 1/2"-20 lug nuts. All auto stores carrying McGard should have them on the shelf.
       
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      And they're an inch and a half long? The Chrome Plated Lugs is definately why I want to switch from the chrome capped ones. I took the tires off to install my splash guards, and the lug nuts look like they went through a war!
       
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      The 1/2" -20 relates to the thread pitch, not 1/2" long.
       
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      I realize that, but they also have a length. When you look at the sets on McGards website, they all seem to be 13/16" long. And I'm pretty sure these are longer than that, but I'm not sure where you measure the distance on a Lug Nut...and the new Explorer shows up NOWHERE, lol.
       
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      I know this is an old thread but wanted to post this for anyone in the future looking for wheel locks

      Get McGard 24538 - they look the exact same as the ford accessory one (maybe even the same) for half the price. At the time I am writing this they are on amazon for 21.99 and ford wants $45

      EDIT: I installed these on my 2013 Explorer with no problems
       

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