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Old 02-05-2015, 01:50 AM
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Does anyone have any anti theft devices for light bars eg lock nuts

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I just bought it and would rather it stay on my jk

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Tamper proof torx are probably your easiest route. They are the "star shaped" tool insert with a pin sticking up in the middle. Someone can still take them if they have the tools but most people don't.
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Maybe a couple of spot welds? Something you could knock/grind off if need be but wouldn't allow someone to just take a wrench to it.
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I'm with pmryall...I'll be adjusting everything up at night, tightening it all down, and spot welding the nuts...
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Better that then letting the pricks get away easy
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Light Force sales some lock/security nuts for their lights.
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BENGEN1 Ding Ding Ding!! CMM makes the best and cleanest locks for your lights!
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Cheap and easy trick is to use socket or torx head bolts and fill the head with epoxy. You can dig the epoxy out if you need to, but takes more effort than most low life's are willing to do.
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Cheap and easy trick is to use socket or torx head bolts and fill the head with epoxy. You can dig the epoxy out if you need to, but takes more effort than most low life's are willing to do.
Good idea, easier to just grind a slot and use a flathead to remove. How would you dig epoxy out??
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http://www.amazon.com/Torx-Button-Sc...security+bolts

I use these, won't stop a determined thief, but would hopefully discourage them or slow them down.
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I use these for nuts and they make one for bolts. Spanner Nuts: Removable Security for Tamperproof Screws

You can buy the bolts at ACE, the nuts you have to order. But...like what was said above, if they want it bad enough it doesn't matter. Friend of mine had a head unit cut out of his dash with a battery powered saws all. The took the head unit and left the saws all because the battery was dead, near as we can figure.
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Problem is if you use the mounts that come with the light bars, they can be cut easy with bolt cutters, then they can take it with them and defeat the tamperproof screws later.

I ended up making metal brackets then spot welded the bolt to the metal bracket. If they want it bad enough they will get it, you just want to slow them down enough to catch them, or hope them move on to some other rig that hasn't added any security.

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