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08-03-2013 06:50 PM
Big Fran 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.

08-03-2013 06:11 PM
Happy JK Or just put a small crappy tire on a matching rim for emergencies, the tire is the largest cost
08-02-2013 09:24 PM
Happy JK Tire cover (with all security devices), out of sight out of mind
08-02-2013 08:11 AM
michiganadam
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Originally Posted by MI JeepSkate View Post
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....
08-02-2013 08:09 AM
michiganadam 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.
08-02-2013 05:52 AM
Sltwrx 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
08-01-2013 10:29 PM
MI JeepSkate 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
08-01-2013 10:02 PM
RoadiJeff 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.
08-01-2013 01:03 AM
vince.parker25 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!
08-01-2013 12:00 AM
FlyNash
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Originally Posted by THW View Post

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!
07-31-2013 03:04 PM
COStrider
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Originally Posted by panthermark View Post
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!
07-31-2013 03:03 PM
COStrider
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Originally Posted by THW View Post

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.
07-31-2013 03:02 PM
COStrider
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Originally Posted by lysol View Post
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!
07-31-2013 03:01 PM
COStrider
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Originally Posted by lysol View Post
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.

What goes around, comes around!
07-31-2013 01:47 PM
panthermark 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.
07-31-2013 12:09 PM
THW
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Originally Posted by COStrider View Post

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!

What goes around comes around punk
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.
07-31-2013 10:34 AM
lysol 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...
07-31-2013 10:17 AM
COStrider
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Originally Posted by it_felt_so_good View Post

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!

What goes around comes around punk
07-31-2013 09:51 AM
ahsumtoy
Found out who makes it

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Originally Posted by ahsumtoy View Post
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.
07-31-2013 09:06 AM
SwooperMan
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.
07-31-2013 07:56 AM
lysol
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Originally Posted by THW View Post
Oh man that sucks! Did you have locking lugs too, of just the cable?
Also curious of the answer.
07-31-2013 07:37 AM
damndirtydog
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Originally Posted by FlyNash View Post
I have a cable lock (now in 3 pieces) and 1 missing rubicon wheel/tire. Sure way to spoil a perfect afternoon on the lake.

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That shows a determined thief. I have the splined lug nuts. It'll deter the everyday run of the mill douchebag A-hole who's looking for an easy opportunity.
But somebody out to specifically steal spare tires is gonna do it and probably cause more damage undoing what ever high security device You installed.
07-31-2013 07:21 AM
FZY1 McGuard locking lugnuts, I had 5 until my nephew tightened my front tire up. I now have 4 and a missing stud.
07-31-2013 06:59 AM
boon4376 My dealership had the spare wheel stolen off every single wrangler in the lot - since then, they now put wheel locks on all wheels including the spare as standard procedure.

So mine came with wheel locks. I've had friends that live in cities get back to their cars and find them on cinder blocks... That hasn't happened to anyone I know up here in Maine - but a wheel lock is cheap insurance. Someone with a tire iron can't just take it off in a minute - they would need to drill through it which causes noise and takes time... and requires a drill too.

A cable wouldn't do much in my opinion - you can get through those with long handled sharp cutters pretty easily - even fat ones or chains.
07-31-2013 03:09 AM
THW
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Originally Posted by FlyNash View Post
I have a cable lock (now in 3 pieces) and 1 missing rubicon wheel/tire. Sure way to spoil a perfect afternoon on the lake.
Oh man that sucks! Did you have locking lugs too, of just the cable?
07-31-2013 02:58 AM
coelement777 My aftermarket wheels came with 5 locking lugs. I bought 2 extra so all the lugs on the spare lock. if someone wants my spare its gonna take more effort then it would be worth to most people.
07-31-2013 01:41 AM
FlyNash I have a cable lock (now in 3 pieces) and 1 missing rubicon wheel/tire. Sure way to spoil a perfect afternoon on the lake.

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06-30-2013 02:33 PM
THW
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Originally Posted by ahsumtoy View Post
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.
Cool- never heard of this. Maybe I'll ask my dealer about it when I upgrade my tires. Thanks!
06-30-2013 12:31 PM
ahsumtoy
I meant the Dealer

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Originally Posted by THW View Post
What do you mean when you say you "used Jeep to do it"?
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.
06-29-2013 10:32 PM
it_felt_so_good
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Originally Posted by TrueBlueJK View Post
Unfortunately if someone really wants your wheels nothing like a cable lock will stop them.
This is true, locks are to just keep honest people honest. A lot of theft is just due to opportunity. Take away the opportunity & you won't have a problem.

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.
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