Hey guys/gals, I was wondering if anyone else has had d rings taken off there jeep. I woke up the other day and knoticed that one was missing. So I went to the store and got some lock tight. Does anyone else have any other ideas to make sure this doesn't happen again? I thought about jb weld.
I would not JB weld them because if you wheel chances are sooner or later you're gonna need one of them off for some odd reason. I would go with safety wire, or a cotter pin. A thick cotter pin. I would doubt whoever took this last one carried around a multi-tool, and I would hope you have one in your jeep. A thick cotter pin that can't be taken out with your hands will do the truck I imagine. A thief normally won't take their time to mess with it if it isn't an extremely easy grab. Usually though, not all the time.
I woke up this morning with good intentions, then idiots happened
I came out of a restaurant and caught a dude stealing mine... not my wrangler but my cherokee... I said hey dude everything ok? he said yea man just gotta help a friend and these things are stuck on my car... I was like car huh... how about it's a Jeep and it's mine you (enter expletive here) he ran like hell ... lol if I didn't have my kids with me I would have beat the brakes off that fool.
If you loan someone $20 and never see them again.... it was probably worth it.
What I ended up doing since mine got stolen a few times. I ended up welding the end of the thread to the ring. Yes I can't take em off unless I cut the weld out. So when I go wheeling I bring a extra set of rings and just attach em to the towstrap and the welded rings. Haven't had a problem since. I did catch a kid trying to unscrew em, I just laughed and said good luck