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Old 10-22-2010, 01:21 PM   #31
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Thieves will be shot… survivors shot again
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:29 PM   #32
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junkies, stole your tire, herion is cheep, they got 30 bucks for your tire, thats 6 bags of herion.
and how do we know this data?

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Old 10-22-2010, 01:44 PM   #33
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because my son is a recovering junkie, thats how i know.
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:41 PM   #34
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Wheel locks will stop opportunity thieves, but not the pro's. I bought a full set of gorilla wheel locks 24pc set from summit racing, was enough for all four wheels, the spare and left one extra.
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Old 10-22-2010, 04:06 PM   #35
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I bought a full set of gorilla wheel locks 24pc set from summit racing, was enough for all four wheels, the spare and left one extra.
Gorilla wheel locks aren't very secure at all. Unfortunately those are the kind that were sent along with the new wheels I have sitting in my garage. The newer Mopar wheel locks (that are on my Jeep right now) are much better, but they're not for aftermarket wheels.
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Old 10-22-2010, 04:32 PM   #36
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Stealing locking lug nuts is simple. Just get a slightly smaller socket, bang it on with a hammer and then spin it with a socket wrench with a quick jolt. I had to do it to take my spare tire off.
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Old 10-22-2010, 04:50 PM   #37
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I actually had a small tire cover on mine.
If they wanted to get to my spare tire, they would have to spend 30 minutes getting the extra small cover off. And if they did, well I think they earned it ha
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Old 10-22-2010, 04:53 PM   #38
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wow have had 4 jeeps and its never been an issue. myine has that locking nut thingie too
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Old 10-22-2010, 06:59 PM   #39
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I know the old junkyard trick for removing a locking lug was to just hammer a deep socket on and turn it right off. This worked great on the old round locking lugs. They will slow a thief down but, if he's prepared it wont take much. Snap-on even sells tools specifically for removing locking lugs when no key is available.
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:27 AM   #40
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The guys i ride with give me alot of grief for having three lock nuts on my spare but its never been stolen so ha
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Old 10-24-2010, 02:12 PM   #41
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Mine probably never gets stolen because nobody wants a used tire. I rotate my spare regularly.
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Old 10-24-2010, 05:39 PM   #42
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They would be pretty disappointed at what they found under my new spare-tire-cover....crap, they'd probably take the cover and move on.

(Psst: These cool American Flag covers on ebay for $15.00 with shipping)

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Old 03-01-2013, 02:35 AM   #43
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Stolen Spare Tire

My Spare was actually stolen today ! people are so petty.com
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:51 AM   #44
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I had some jerks steal my competition BBQ smoker out of my yard a few years ago. Spent $5000 building this thing, had a tongue lock, wheel locks, the whole deal. Even had a it chained to my garage through a steel pole. They rolled up one night around 4:30, brought a torch and cut EVERYTHING that held it in place. I heard it as they went up and over my curb to pull it away. They left scraping marks all down the road (as it hung low). When I called the cops, they said, "we'll be there in a few hours to take the report". They didn't show up until the next shift!

Thieves. Ugh. Hate them.
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All it takes is 3 more and they'll have a set to upgrade their rig !?!

People who steal things from others should be shot and burned......

oops - is that too harsh?

Nope, sounds just about perfect!

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