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I need some quick help. I bought a 2008 Ram and it has the wheel locking lug nuts on it. It did not come with the lug key so I have no way of getting the rims off on my own. Do you know if these are specific or can I buy a general lug key (in a kit with 4 new lug nuts) and get the existing ones off of my truck.

Any help is appreciated! The dealer says they can drill the nuts off for $120, but i think there's a cheaper/better way.

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They make tools to remove those without drilling or damaging the wheels. Call a few tire shops and see if one of them can help you out.
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i wonder
if it is vehicle specific, then you should be able to take your VIN # into the parts Dept. & order the replacement through them,
OR at least they can give you the KEY CODE so that you could can take it to a Chain type tire shop & they can order it for you

most tire shops have a kit similar to this one
http://www.restockit.com/9-piece-hub...(sun2840).html

wheel locks can have only so many combinations, just like padlocks, if you take a padlock key from say a schlage lock, that came with your front door lock, & try the key in every schlage lock that you see, sooner or later your going to find one that your key works in
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What they ^^^^ said. Then get yourself a good set of Gorilla wheel locks if you think you need some.

Did you get your truck from a dealer? They might still have the key or may have the lock mfgr card around but I doubt it.
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Is the lock the one like this... ?





I got new wheels on my truck and used new lugnuts. But I still have the old locking ones as well as the key pictured on the left. Let me know.
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Ya check it out but getting wheel locks off can be a PITA...especially if the ones you have, have a wierd collar thing on the long as well, the recovery kit we use is a reverse thread impact socket so it bite in...this collar is a softer metal and spins free from the lock....lets just say it took me 1.5 hours to get 3 locks off!! check the dealership they should have a master set!
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This is similar to what I have . This works great . Even does hubcap removal .
http://www.tool-sale.com/deluxe-hubc...it-p-1475.html
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