Re: Source for Set of 5 Black Wheel Locks? Or a Mini-Group-B
IMO wheel locks only stop you, and the tow operator trying to change your tire. In my experience, about 10% of our AAA tire changes involved people with wheel locks who had no idea where it was! Luckily, humans in general follow pretty similar patterns, so it was almost always in the glove box, door pocket, spare wheel well, or trunk storage compartment. I also carried a set, but it's hard to carry all of them, so sometimes it meant a tow to the tire shop (and, internal wheel lock patterns strip easily). Any thief who's in the wheel theft business surely has his own wheel key set.
I think you already have a good deterrent.... Your van is probably too heavy for the car-grade floor jacks the thieves usually use. A good chain and lock would work well on the spare.
2000 E450 dually V10 wagon