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Old 01-03-2012, 06:35 PM   #61
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That looks like it would be easier to take off because of the raised parts would give a socket something to bite on

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Old 01-03-2012, 06:37 PM   #62
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Just a little over 1 week old and someone already stole my spare tire. $700 loss.

Moral? Install Mopar wheel locks for $45. Don't park anywhere without them. Just ordered mine with my replacement tire and rim.
$700 for a stock tire/wheel?

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Old 01-03-2012, 06:44 PM   #63
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I git hit a couple months ago and scratched the wheel and the body shop had over 350 for the cost of the replacement wheel. I took that money and bought 5 new wheels.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:23 PM   #64
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Any idea if a spare key can be purchased for the Mopar set the op listed? I always like to have a spare.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:48 PM   #65
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Wow, and I felt bad after having my Jeep egged last week after only having it one week. I am planning to get a wheel lock because while it might not prevent theft, it will slow down the hoodlums in my neighborhood or hopefully make them look for an easier target.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:52 PM   #66
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Wow, and I felt bad after having my Jeep egged last week after only having it one week. I am planning to get a wheel lock because while it might not prevent theft, it will slow down the hoodlums in my neighborhood or hopefully make them look for an easier target.
Or cause them to get pissed off and knife your tires,the old if I cant have them,noone can thought.But it will save the cost of the rim
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:55 PM   #67
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Or cause them to get pissed off and knife your tires,the old if I cant have them,noone can thought.But it will save the cost of the rim
I like your "glass is half full" line of thinking! I figure it is my own fault anyways for buying a house without a garage.
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:38 PM   #68
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Caught someone in the act with my old wrangler.... he got a torque wrench thrown at him....
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:41 AM   #69
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Ya know, i have had several friends lose their spares to freckin low life knuckleheaded thieves (being polite)...my answer to this is i simply had a cheaper, same size, tire installed on my stock jeep wheel and i hung it on the back with a tire cover, i hate the thought of losing one of my upgraded wheels and tires...I know not everyone likes tire covers and wants a spare to match, however, nothing will keep a thief from stealing it, no locking lugs, no cable.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:53 AM   #70
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I bought a gleaming new 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4. Her spare was instantly stolen. Thieves cut the entire mounting system. I purchased an exact replacement at a lowlife tire shop for $50 and chained it in my bed.


I'll never forget that lesson.


Intelligently securing your stuff helps you keep it. The instant I bought this Jeep, with the bright Dick Cepek wheels, I knew it needed locks.


Also note, thieves don't always just steal and sell your individual spare. It's far more profitable to steal the spares off four similar vehicles and sell the "set of 4" for more than the sum the individuals would fetch alone.
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:24 PM   #71
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I installed a small vibration sensor in the back corner. wired it to a little toggle switch under the dash to the horn. If I go to the mall, etc , I flip the switch on. If you slightly shake the jeep in any way, the horn will start blowing. ...just a cheap deterrent.
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:08 PM   #72
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Ive never understood this.If someone is honest than why would he be thinking/stealing your rims,or anything else.
Human nature.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:03 AM   #73
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Does anyone not run with a spare? I was thinking about just leaving it in the garage. For a couple reasons:

1. It may get stolen
2. I don't have the tools and jack in the Jeep during my daily drives to change the tire
3. Thought the <>80 lbs less might save me a little bit of gas :P haha

I do like the look of the beefy tire on the back though...
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I actually purchased two sets of lock nuts. A total of ten of them. I put two on each tire including the spare. They are only about $20 a set. Well worth the investment, considering losing a $140 dollar rim and a $120 dollar tire. I even got two different types.
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Reading this I think I am going to buy an extra set of locking lugnuts. A cheap investment. Reducing the deductible on the comprehensive is also a great idea if they will let me. I do have the spare covered, out of sight out of mind. I run the stock 17's which I suspect is less desirable than oversized tires, dunno that for a fact tho.
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Those locking lugs are easy to get off: ask anyone who changes tires for a living! People always losing the key lug and they have to hack it off to change the tire....
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Those locking lugs are easy to get off: ask anyone who changes tires for a living! People always losing the key lug and they have to hack it off to change the tire....
I have to agree here. Wheel locks are easier to get off then the Chrysler Lugnuts with the chrome caps.
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:47 PM   #78
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Here's a stupid question for you: my jeep came with locking nuts from the dealer. Now this thread has got me thinking. Basically anyone who buys a jeep gets a key, so how secure can they really be? I would assume the Chrysler locking lug nuts are all the same, so the keys would all be the same. Would buying an aftermarket brand be a better idea? I had no idea this was such an issue with new jeeps.
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I think there might be some slight variation in patterns for the locking lug, but chances are yours will fit a good percentage of any other Jeeps you try it on! Don't even need to bother though: Any tire store's mechanics toolbox will have a kit that lets you bypass it anyway...you can just take a lug that fits on about 1/2 way and pound it on a bit more and friction will make them turn together! Talk about "security"? LoLz.....

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