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Old 07-31-2013, 08:56 AM   #61
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Oh man that sucks! Did you have locking lugs too, of just the cable?
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Funny CL Ad

Not quite the same, but in the same vein. Clicky Here I thought this was slightly amusing, not for the guy who "lost" his tires.

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I went to the Jeep dealer and they did it for me. It was about $200 right from the dealer. Don't know what brand it is or if other dealerships have it.
The parts manager at my Jeep dealership told me it is made by Smitybilt. It cost me $149 from Jeep and $50 to install from them. They call it their oversized tire rack SB2743TA / PAL1E. If you have a hard time finding one, call York Jeep at 800-894-4970 and ask for Scott in the Parts Dept.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:17 AM   #64
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I'll be honest, If I saw a wallet/money/etc. on the ground I'm taking it but I don't rob people. Lol.
You sir are F$!#%^* LAME- I've had my wallet returned to me 3 times in the past 20 years. Glad you were no where near there when I lost it (with hundreds of dollars, concert tickets, ID, credit cards). Good people are out there. And I always offered a reward for those who found it- ALL politely refused. I dig good people!

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I've returned 2 random wallets in my life. Makes me feel good. I make enough money to not want to steal though. Maybe that's why.

I did however find a very expensive 18k gold ring in my High School parking lot. It had 1.25 carats of diamonds on it.... I told the principle that I found it, but refused to hand it over to him. He was very adamant that I give it to him... lol. I told him that when someone could come up and properly identify it to me personally on the 1st try, I would hand it over. I never had any takers. Still have it too 10 years later...
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:09 PM   #66
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You sir are F$!#%^* LAME- I've had my wallet returned to me 3 times in the past 20 years. Glad you were no where near there when I lost it (with hundreds of dollars, concert tickets, ID, credit cards). Good people are out there. And I always offered a reward for those who found it- ALL politely refused. I dig good people!

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Agreed. An "honest" person doesn't just pocket a lost item. I once found $80 in cash lying on the ground outside a gas station, and gave it to the station attendant to give to anyone who might be looking for it. Every time I tell that story, someone calls me stupid for handing it over, because the attendant surely pocketed it himself. I guess I'd rather be stupid than pocket money that doesn't belong to me.
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I ALWAYS return wallets, and if they cash in them, I return that as well. However, when I usually find a wallet, the cash is gone. But I still make an effort to return it. At worst, I'll drop it in the mailbox.
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I've returned 2 random wallets in my life. Makes me feel good. I make enough money to not want to steal though. Maybe that's why.

I did however find a very expensive 18k gold ring in my High School parking lot. It had 1.25 carats of diamonds on it.... I told the principle that I found it, but refused to hand it over to him. He was very adamant that I give it to him... lol. I told him that when someone could come up and properly identify it to me personally on the 1st try, I would hand it over. I never had any takers. Still have it too 10 years later...
Nice! That reminds me of when I was working for a gardening company for a summer- was weeding a rock bed on a $3 million dollar property and found a Tiffany & CO gold and platinum diamond ring. I turned it over to the boss who said keep it and she'd tell the clients about it immediately. Once they contacted me I drove over to their home and handed it over. The client was ecstatic and mentioned it wasn't even insured yet. My grandmother had a lot of jewelry and estimated it to be $15-20K after seeing it when I brought it home. The client gave me a Benjamin as a thanks. I declined but she insisted. I then said thanks I'm short on rent this month. She then offered more but I declined saying she was very generous already.

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I've returned 2 random wallets in my life. Makes me feel good. I make enough money to not want to steal though. Maybe that's why.

I did however find a very expensive 18k gold ring in my High School parking lot. It had 1.25 carats of diamonds on it.... I told the principle that I found it, but refused to hand it over to him. He was very adamant that I give it to him... lol. I told him that when someone could come up and properly identify it to me personally on the 1st try, I would hand it over. I never had any takers. Still have it too 10 years later...
And that's how it should be done. Well said!
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Agreed. An "honest" person doesn't just pocket a lost item. I once found $80 in cash lying on the ground outside a gas station, and gave it to the station attendant to give to anyone who might be looking for it. Every time I tell that story, someone calls me stupid for handing it over, because the attendant surely pocketed it himself. I guess I'd rather be stupid than pocket money that doesn't belong to me.
You did the right thing. You're not stupid you're honest and have good morals.
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I ALWAYS return wallets, and if they cash in them, I return that as well. However, when I usually find a wallet, the cash is gone. But I still make an effort to return it. At worst, I'll drop it in the mailbox.
Good point about how the postal service will forward it for free!
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:00 AM   #72
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Oh man that sucks! Did you have locking lugs too, of just the cable?
I was planning on upgrading my set of wheels/tires and unfortunately held off on locking lugs. It was parked at a very busy marina but I'm sure these guys knew exactly what they were doing and were pretty fast. They have cameras on this overflow lot but of course my jeep was parked 20 feet out of view. Locking lugs have been ordered!
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We've had instances where my buddy dropped his wallet at a gas station getting in his car on the way to the lake and bother friend of mine found it on the ground and looked to see the ID and recognized him. Being that the guy who lost it was from out of town he was lucky that the man who picked it up recognized it and knew we were at the lake that day to bring it to him!
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As an avid bicyclist I tend to find more things laying along the roads than the average driver. I've found (and returned) wallets, cell phones and checkbooks. Here's a hint about your cell phone. Put your home phone number as the first name in your address book so when someone finds it they can call you and arrange to get it back to you.

I did not return the $100 bill I found laying on the ground at an Orlando, FL theme park. If I had seen the person drop it I would have alerted them but there was no one else within 10 ft of it when I picked it up.

As far as theft of the spare, the day we drove Rosie home from the dealer I replaced every lug nut on every wheel with Gorilla splined lug nuts.
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I work for discount tire, in most cases if youve got a lock, and can prove it and the tire gets stolen you can claim it. if i were to want your tires bad enough, even with wheel locks, i can get them off just as quick as i can without them because im trained to do that. its as simple as taking a 20 mm socket and hitting it over the lock with a hammer and just twist. most people wont go through all that, but a few will. just go with the flow brother, anyone can take anything off your vehicle if they want it bad enough
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:52 AM   #76
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I have this Yakima rack mounted on my spare. It threads on to the spare lug and has a lock which I imagine would deter most thieves.

Yakima SpareTime spare tire Bike Rack
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Wow, I've lost my wallet once too. I went to an auto parts store in a hurry, bought something, and just left it on the counter! I didn't realize it for several hours until after they closed, so i was freaking out about it all night. I called em up in the morning, and they had it hidden for me. Nothing missing. And hell, that was an auto parts store i stopped going to after a while because the parts guys didnt know what they were doing half the time....but atleast they were honest.

I dont have locking lugs yet because nowhere locally sells a pack of 5. Grrrrr. I think im just going to suck it up and buy two packs of 4 that have the same key if i can.
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I work for discount tire, in most cases if youve got a lock, and can prove it and the tire gets stolen you can claim it. if i were to want your tires bad enough, even with wheel locks, i can get them off just as quick as i can without them because im trained to do that. its as simple as taking a 20 mm socket and hitting it over the lock with a hammer and just twist. most people wont go through all that, but a few will. just go with the flow brother, anyone can take anything off your vehicle if they want it bad enough
Claim it? On insurance? Cause my tire and wheel are less than 1/4 of my deductible....
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Tire cover (with all security devices), out of sight out of mind
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Or just put a small crappy tire on a matching rim for emergencies, the tire is the largest cost
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I have a set of 23 Gorilla spline lug nuts that came with my wheels and tires from Discount Tire. I also have the TeraFlex hinge and tire carrier. The brake light relocation bracket that comes with the TeraFlex tire carrier covers the lug nuts and would make it very difficult to remove the wheel.


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