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...
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.)
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.
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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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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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.
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.
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.
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*.
"911 what's your emergency"
"A guy just attacked me outside my home with a breaker bar, send the police."
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.