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.
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.
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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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.
@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!
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!
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 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.
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.