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Old 05-20-2011, 12:04 PM   #1
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Question Lock and Security?

Ok, how do you all lock you spare tire on your jeep? Seems too tempting looking for a thief without a lock. It's not held on with lug nuts so can't use those locking wheel lug nuts. Do they make a cable for this or is this DIY thing?

Next question.... Can anybody recommend some type of security system for my jeep? I live close to a big city and like most big cities it is filled with low life thieves. Maybe I'm just being paranoid because I love this jeep so much. I have done some research and I came across a system called Ravelco anti theft device that looks promising. Anyone use this system? I also thought maybe using something as simple as "the club". Thoughts?

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Ok, how do you all lock you spare tire on your jeep? Seems too tempting looking for a thief without a lock. It's not held on with lug nuts so can't use those locking wheel lug nuts. Do they make a cable for this or is this DIY thing?

Next question.... Can anybody recommend some type of security system for my jeep? I live close to a big city and like most big cities it is filled with low life thieves. Maybe I'm just being paranoid because I love this jeep so much. I have done some research and I came across a system called Ravelco anti theft device that looks promising. Anyone use this system? I also thought maybe using something as simple as "the club". Thoughts?

Ravelco Anti Theft Device

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How is a spare tire held on if not with lug nuts?

and to your second question, I would suggest a simple lo-jack system. if you try and make it impossible to start they might just trash your jeep, where if its lo-jacked if its stolen then the cops find it with the criminals hopefully still inside.

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Mine is held on by two regular and one locking lug nut.
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Mine is held on by two regular and one locking lug nut.
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My spare is not held on by lug nuts. I attached a photo so you can see how it is on my jeep.
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yeah mine is held on by ALL locking lug nuts.... I also agree on the lojack i live in phoenix, and lots of cars get stolen here, so i had them install the lojack
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My spare is not held on by lug nuts. I attached a photo so you can see how it is on my jeep.
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Well thats nifty...
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As far as security systems, I have a Viper 350 with a field disturbance sensor for the cab area,
So it's protected when my top is down. PM me if you want more details.
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Why did you have to replace the original lug nuts that held it there?

If you're worried about it being taken, maybe want to put those original lug nuts back with one locking.
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Why did you have to replace the original lug nuts that held it there?

If you're worried about it being taken, maybe want to put those original lug nuts back with one locking.
It never had lug nuts on the spare. It came from the dealer like this. I think because it is a 35 tire they put it on a different spare tire holder than the stock one.

Anyway, maybe a cable with a padlock will work. I thought maybe somebody made something specifically for this type of setup that I could order.
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As far as security systems, I have a Viper 350 with a field disturbance sensor for the cab area,
So it's protected when my top is down. PM me if you want more details.
Thanks I will google that system and see what I can learn about it. Great idea about the field disturbance sensor for the cab area! I can't wait to get my top off again! Just been too busy.
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yeah mine is held on by ALL locking lug nuts.... I also agree on the lojack i live in phoenix, and lots of cars get stolen here, so i had them install the lojack
Unfortunately, no matter where you live there are going to be low life crooks. There just seems to be such a large volume of them in and around big cities.

I was looking at the lojack and mopar gps system too. Just not sure what direction to go in......try to stop them from stealing it or track them if they do.

Anyway, something is better than nothing around here. I wish I could move out to the country or small town so I didn't need to really even worry about this!
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Mom2one...do you have any idea of the man. of that carrier? And I know this a left fielder here...but you could always tack weld it on and then grind it off if you had to. Not the most practical idea for sure...but would be pretty cheap to do....just have to find a grinder that could run off your jeep in the event of a flat.
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You could also try the Rottweiler in the back with a Smittybilt CRES net trick. Works pretty good for me.
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maybe I'm too optimistic, but it's my current belief the original Mopar alarm system serves the purpose of immobilizing the vehicle without a matching transponder key.

That is perhaps a factory option, don't know add-on cost. My used Sahara came with it already installed.

I do like the notion of lo-jack style too.

It would seem adequate insurance to cover what may be an eventuality in your area, is strongly indicated as well whatever choice you make.

My first spare key without the transponder built in, while it will open the door locks, will not enable the Jeep to run more than about 2 seconds.

I'd like to hear from those who may have had experience with this feature either working as advertised, or failing to do such.
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Would one of those high security bike locks work? I've got one that was pretty expensive and uses a 4 digit combination that you can set. Keep the combination in the owner's manual in case you forget it....or use favorite birthdays or something. It may provide enough of a nuisance to keep it on the jeep and away from the lazy thief.

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