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Old 09-22-2012, 11:53 AM   #1
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Stolen front driveshaft

Yup you read right! Someone stole my driveshaft and now i gotta buy anothee! Im so pissed, what person does that

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Old 09-22-2012, 12:18 PM   #2
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That sucks man sorry to hear that.

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Old 09-22-2012, 12:26 PM   #3
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The only one that would benefit would be a fellow Jeeper.

I can't believe a Jeeper would steal from another. I have never heard of that before.

Just more proof that thieves have no boundaries, and are the lowest form of scum on earth.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:30 PM   #4
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Hey guys, I just bought a smokin hot front drive shaft off CL....

Just kidding, that is a bummer. Not something that is easy or quick to remove. That took tools time and a willingness to get dirty to take it. It has to be someone local my guess as they had to know your schedule and location to plan.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:33 PM   #5
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That DOES suck! If you have a 2002 or earlier TJ with the 32RH automatic, be aware you need to make sure the front driveshaft you buy has the same smaller diameter of the OE driveshaft which is needed to clear the tranny. The driveshaft from a manual-equipped TJ won't clear the transmission. I dunno if that's the case with 2003 and newer.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:33 PM   #6
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Your comprehensive insurance should cover it.
It would be like the theft of a stereo or anything else.
Before you pony up for the shaft, give them a call. Comp claims don't raise your rates.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:36 PM   #7
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Likely the thief was someone selling a jeep like yours. It would be nice to catch a lowlife in the process of stealing and press charges.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:58 PM   #8
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Never thought to call insurance, and it had to be while I was asleep. Had I caught the guy, my loaded 9MM would have been put to good use!! Anyone know where I can pick one up for a good price in case Im not covered?
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Old 09-22-2012, 01:22 PM   #9
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Sorry for your loss. Nothing worse than a thief. I to would be using my Glock if someone was stupid enough to touch my rubi. Lucky for me I work at nights and I park at a casino and I always park right next to a camera so it deters criminal activity. Wife usually has it during the day so I don't worry about it getting stolen.

Last night at the casino we had punk teenagers in a little white ford driving around shooting windows out of cars with a pellet gun. They didn't brave the casino lot because of the cameras and bike officers. However they did hit next to it. I remember commenting on the awesome white TJ parked on the street when I came into work. Lucky for the owner he drove to work with no windows on his soft top so he was the only car on the street that didn't have broken windows by the time our guys figured out what was going on. Not sure if they cought them or not as my shift was coming to an end. Amazes me what low life's can do and what they will take from others. Wish we could just cut off a finger every time they take something that doesn't belong to them. Would lower the crime rate. Anyway, best of luck fixing your jeep. Hope you find your driveshaft very soon.
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:24 PM   #10
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Wish we could just cut off a finger every time they take something that doesn't belong to them. Would lower the crime rate.
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Yup you read right! Someone stole my driveshaft and now i gotta buy anothee! Im so pissed, what person does that
Let me know what type of Jeep you have and if you would like for me to check
around here for one and get prices for you .
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:38 PM   #12
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:50 PM   #13
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Going to a pull yard might not be a bad idea either. sorry bud.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:38 AM   #14
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Anyone know where I can pick one up for a good price in case Im not covered?

Can check with Daveys Jeeps.
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I can't believe a Jeeper would steal from another. I have never heard of that before.
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Amazes me what low life's can do and what they will take from others. Wish we could just cut off a finger every time they take something that doesn't belong to them. Would lower the crime rate.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:28 PM   #16
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Since you have to replace it, you may as well upgrade. Get a "Woody"

Please let us know how it all goes for you. Insurance, repairs and so on. I'd like to know how it all turns out.
OTOH, think of it as one of life's experiences. Not a good one, but one that (hopefully) you learned something from kinda like turning the light on before you break a toe on the coffee table or sumpin.

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Old 09-23-2012, 12:56 PM   #17
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I would be more worried at the fact someone has been watchig you and your Wrangler. Usually a friend of a friend.
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:06 PM   #18
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What was your first clue that a part from your jeep is missing.
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I would be more worried at the fact someone has been watchig you and your Wrangler. Usually a friend of a friend.
I'm paranoid about that. I always have my window open at night if I hear a noise I wake up usually a cat but can't be too careful now a days.
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:29 PM   #20
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First clue was sockets laying on the ground, crawled under and it was gone!!
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:15 PM   #21
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That's crazy! Most likely someone in your neighborhood. What a lowlife. Did you call your insurance and make a claim? Insurance likes when you have a police report to back up your story.

Hopefully, your Jeep isn't your only vehicle. That's the one thing I worry about: we just have the LJ right now. What do we do if some jerk does something to it (like stealing the driveshaft) or it breaks down? Yikes. Keep us posted!
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Makes me think about the little things like the cold air intake or offroad lights or even my winch. The stuff is pretty darn expensive yet so easy to pull off
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Makes me think about the little things like the cold air intake or offroad lights or even my winch. The stuff is pretty darn expensive yet so easy to pull off
Get a dog and a shotgun. has worked for me.
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Get a dog and a shotgun. has worked for me.
Haha I've got a lazy old lab and a BB gun hows that!
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Haha I've got a lazy old lab and a BB gun hows that!
If it barks it works. You only need the gun if they become violent which is super rare. Get some motion activated lights too.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:35 AM   #26
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Update...Insurance won't cover it since I only have comprehensive on my wifes car, my fault and stupid move I guess. So gotta wait til payday to buy one, but I did find one at a decent price, just hope it don't sell.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:39 AM   #27
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That is crazy man!! I would never nick that someone would steal a driveshaft... Sry to hear dude! Hopefully you can find a good deal on one, and maybe find the prick that did it as well....
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:44 AM   #28
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What goes around comes around!! I'll buy another driveshaft and let life take care of the thief...
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:00 PM   #29
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I wonder if any finger prints were left on the sockets.

Eitherway good luck!
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Wow I hate a theif... I would love catch one in the act

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