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Old 12-16-2011, 10:02 AM   #1
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Where do I hide my wheel lock key?

I had my TJ broken into, the center counsel was broken into and my wheel locks were stolen. I now have new tires and a new wheel lock and I don't know where to hide it. It is becoming a pain to carry every time I leave the house. I thought about under the hood but afraid it would come lose and cause damage.
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Personally, I feel wheel locks are more trouble than they are worth and stopped using them years ago. A determined wheel thief laughs at tire locks anyway, they can have them off in seconds.

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But it keeps lazy theives from stealing our stuff. A determined thief no one can stop. I try to keep the honest people honest if you know what I mean. Let me know where you decide to keep it. I just bought my first jeep and need to get some locks too.
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Even lazy thieves need tools and a jack to steal wheels. So if they come prepared to steal wheels, it doesn't take much more to be prepared to remove wheel locks since it takes nothing more than something like vise grips to get the lock off. Wheel thieves are not as lazy as other types of thieves.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:15 AM   #5
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Tape it under your dash, or stash in your seat fabric. I'm sure there are all sorts of nooks & crannies you could hide it. I'm will Jerry on the wheel locks though. I'm no thief, but it only took me a few minutes, if that, to get one off my friends BMW who lost the lock. Then again I also have canyon rims with off brand tires, so I doubt many thieves will be plotting them.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:19 AM   #6
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I keep my wheel lock key under the passenger seat cushion secured with a tie strap
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:25 AM   #7
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@Jerry..Ya, the guys at discount had the old wheel locks off in like 2 minutes! I live in an apt. complex so I didn't want to make it any easier for a thief to get off with my new tires.
@powder monkey, I like the "under the dash" idea. I think I will go there for now! @nissanman1, I will let you know if I come up with a clever place to hide it!
Thanks for the feedback guys! Much appreciated!
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Old 12-16-2011, 02:53 PM   #8
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Inside your air box, under the air filter. It can't go anywhere.
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Old 12-16-2011, 03:10 PM   #9
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Inside your air box, under the air filter. It can't go anywhere.
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:36 PM   #10
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Inside your air box, under the air filter. It can't go anywhere.
WoW,
Would have never thought of that!
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:50 PM   #11
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Some people are going around in my neighborhood now trying to steal stuff from cars. Luckily I just put my hard top on that day before they hit our neighborhood. But they got into my moms car and got her gps. So my dad bought this little laser alarm off ebay for 16 bucks and it sets off a remote alarm when anything goes by it. Can always set one of those up in your jeep then come out with a shotgun when it starts beeping!
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Old 12-16-2011, 06:11 PM   #12
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I'd put the key in teh $hitcan right along with the locking lugs.
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Old 12-16-2011, 06:45 PM   #13
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I've got locks only on my spare only. Living in the city you see spares stolen by "lazy thief's."
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Ok, so locks seem to be over rated in general!? May just ditch them (except for the spare?) get a laser alarm and a shotgun...ha
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Inside your air box, under the air filter. It can't go anywhere.
I bet that makes a nice rattle.

I used the velcro that has adhesive and wrapped key with the fuzzy side, then stuck the other side to a location that's out of site.
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Old 12-16-2011, 07:20 PM   #16
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Zip tied up under my seat.
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Old 12-16-2011, 07:25 PM   #17
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I have a lock on my spare, that's all, the spare would be way to easy to steal. If you are gonna steal the others, be my guest, stock rims and 31 a/t's? Go for it. My insurance can help pay for some prettier ones
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I bet that makes a nice rattle.
That was my thought, I'm going to try to find a way to rig them so they don't bounce around.
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:01 PM   #19
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What about inside the roll bar padding somewhere?
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What about inside the roll bar padding somewhere?
Ha, I use to hide my rat hole money there. I took all off to dye it and have never put it back on. I don't think you will get a lug key to fit.
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What about bolting a small steel lock box under the hood where the spare battery tray is? you could put a thick rubber pad in there to keep it from rattling.
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"Rat hole money" too funny! I'm just gonna have to modify the key with a ring and make it my actual key chain. I like the under the hood idea with padding....
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In the air box was my first thought but I don't have locks only the factory one on the spare and I don't even have a key for it
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I have locks on all 5 hide the lock in my tuffy console, just to be safe, i have a heavy duty cable and padlock on the spare wrapped around the swingaway tire carrier. I know with good bold cutters............but not a vice grips at least for the spare.
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I (hid) mine so well I had to order two more! They have only been on for two months after finishing the rebuild. Went to change over to winter wheels and cant find the key! Now one is going in the tool box Junk drawer and the other one is gonna get stashed in the airbox. I like that idea the best.
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I bet that makes a nice rattle.
Seriously? If you can hear it rattle you've got the best ears in the world.
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I keep mine in my Tuffy security console...
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Use Duc Tape to tape it anywhere you would like.
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Personally, I feel wheel locks are more trouble than they are worth and stopped using them years ago. A determined wheel thief laughs at tire locks anyway, they can have them off in seconds.
They sure don't stop the thief from stealing the WHOLE darned jeep, do they, Jerry?

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