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Old 12-09-2011, 07:04 PM   #31
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:53 AM   #32
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Piled up my locking gas cap and locking lugs yesterday. New spare should be ready Tuesday. Not the best way to start.

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Old 12-10-2011, 10:58 AM   #33
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I had a full tank of gas stolen out of two trucks... Makes me mad. Sucks about your spare, A good set of locking lugs help
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:11 PM   #34
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I got my jeep friday Purchased a Slant locking cap today and ordered a set of the gorilla locks today But I wonder if the 9mm cases maded into valve stem caps would act as any kind of deterrent that or a Ruger sticker...

http://www.quadratec.com/products/pr...caps&submit=Go
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:04 AM   #35
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Has anybody given those heininger locks a try? looks like you actually use a key to get at the nut. Here's a link:
Heininger Automotive 6027 - Heininger Automotive HitchMate® Spare Tire Lock - Quadratec
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:00 PM   #36
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Happened to me 12/21 while my Jeep was parked in my own driveway. Great way to start off the holidays.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:31 AM   #37
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Happened to me 12/21 while my Jeep was parked in my own driveway. Great way to start off the holidays.
Damn sorry to hear. What really pisses me off about this is that Jeep dealerships aren't warning customers that they should immediately be purchasing locks for them, and it also pisses me off that Chrysler itself isn't including the locks AT LEAST as an option on a new purchase.

Perhaps they both think that this is a way to pick up extra revenue when you then have to buy a new wheel, tire, and sensor. (Takes off conspiracy hat.)
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:54 AM   #38
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Isn't it common sense when you have a $300 tire/wheel hanging on your tail gate?
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:55 AM   #39
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isn't it common sense when you have a $300 tire/wheel hanging on your tail gate?
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:15 AM   #40
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Isn't it common sense when you have a $300 tire/wheel hanging on your tail gate?
According to what I just paid to have it all replaced (and I didn't even pay the extra $80 for the sensor), it's more than double that price to replace.

Having said that, I had an Acura SUV for 14+ years with a spare on the back, upgraded rim, and no lock. Never once was it stolen or did I even consider it being stolen. So, depending on your experiences, I wouldn't say it's common sense.
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:00 PM   #41
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My dad always said, locks are for keeping honest people honest. If someone really wants what you have they're gonna get it. Sadly its the truth. Like others said, try craigs list or ebay, you should be able to pick up a match there a little cheaper. Sorry for what ur going thru, it sucks. Some people are just a$$holes.
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:02 PM   #42
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Isn't it common sense when you have a $300 tire/wheel hanging on your tail gate?
Common sense isn't so common these days

Plus, the odds of getting ur spare stolen from u I would think are pretty slim.
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How do i find a quadratec seller here? I want to order their locking caps but dont want to pay the 9.99 for shipping, thats just ridiculous
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:54 PM   #44
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How do i find a quadratec seller here? I want to order their locking caps but dont want to pay the 9.99 for shipping, thats just ridiculous
PM Joe @ Quadratec. He has been waiving the shipping costs for Forum members.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:56 PM   #45
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PM Joe @ Quadratec. He has been waiving the shipping costs for Forum members.
Had I known that, I would have ordered the mats from them. I couldn't believe their shipping costs so went with Amazon for the RR originals. I've looked through their site many times but never order from them because of the shipping costs.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:25 PM   #46
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Wheel lock and bike lock here. Guess it's enough to keep the spontaneous thief from taking it but any determined thief can probably still get past even that..
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:36 AM   #47
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Common sense isn't so common these days

Plus, the odds of getting ur spare stolen from u I would think are pretty slim.
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:03 PM   #48
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I have one of these on my spare, it can still be pried off but I haven’t had any problems yet and we have had a ton of spare tire thefts here over the past two years.

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Old 12-29-2011, 09:16 PM   #49
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Locking gas caps/doors and locking lugs are only going to keep honest people honest. The absolute best thing to do when you get a Wrangler is call your insurance agent and have your comp dropped to $0.00 deductible. It set me back a whopping $10.00/year. That way no matter what is stolen or damaged by thiefs or vandals, it cost you nothing to replace it. Your comp covers everything on or in your Jeep (except gas).
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:35 AM   #50
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There should be some resolve in JUST your spare was stolen. The first weekend I owned my 2012 Jeep Sahara I drove my wife and I to the mall. We walked around for about an hour and when we returned, three of my four mount tires were slashed. $887 dollars to replace.

Police said likely the culprit saw the temp tags on such a nice vehicle and just wanted to send a message. I received it loud and clear.
One more good reason not to take a brand new vehicle to the mall. Not sure I understand the reasoning of slashing a new vehicles tires though.
I guess whoever did it wasn't happy they can't afford a new Jeep? I try
to avoid the mall with either of my vehicles as I don't want anything to
happen to either of them.
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When I was buying my new tires/wheels this past week I was torn on whether to get the matching spare or get a used spare to through in the tow rig when wheeling or in the garage when around town. After reading all this, I'm happy I removed everything off the back of the Jeep and went the route of a used spare. I guess it is one less shiny thing to attract the morons.
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Ya it's possible, but will take the thief a while to get it off. Better for them to take half an hour than 3 min. more chance of them being caught. I have gorilla wheel locks on all of my wheels. I'm pretty sure the thief isn't going to be carrying around a vice handy unless he has a mobile setup in his car.
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A common theme my buddies and I discuss it that is doesn't have to stop theft completely, just slow them down. Thieves want the easy/quick stuff.
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What is the thread size on JK wheel studs?
I'd like to know this too. I'll be adding wheel locks just to slow down any
attempted theft of my spare or any of the wheels.
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:05 PM   #57
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As the video showed, they're only a theft deterrent....there's always a way to remove them. But anyways, I think I've seen actual pad lock setups for the spare wheels as well.
Maybe if you're on vacation for a week.


But no tweeker in the night will be outside your home with a hammer, beating sockets onto your locking lugs. Furthermore, the socket may not survive all 4 wheels. Nix that, they'd need 4 sockets of the proper size, ready to go.


Any owner would hear that, grab the Glock, walk outside directly behind the thief, say "hey you" and *bang*-*bang*-*bang*-*bang*-*bang* *bang*-*bang*-*bang*.

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Note, I had to buy TWO packs of 4 locks for my wheels (the spare makes 5 that need securing). I put three locking lug nuts on my spare.
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:34 PM   #58
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Keeping honest people honest...
Ive never understood this.If someone is honest than why would he be thinking/stealing your rims,or anything else.
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I'd suggest adding a suggestion to consider your first mod as tire locks.


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