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Old 04-22-2015, 05:57 PM
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Carboot on wheel to prevent theft

Has anybody ever used a car boot on the wheel of their TJ to prevent theft. Am I my crazy going overboard or does this sound like a good idea?

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Old 04-22-2015, 06:04 PM   #2
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I have full coverage. And I am not that worried. Try and steal my vehicle and I'll probably give you a present full of 140 grain.

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Old 04-22-2015, 07:17 PM   #3
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I used to use "The Club" on mine all the time. Never had an issue.
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I use a club that hooks on the clutch and the bottom of the wheel. I've never had an issue.
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:31 PM   #5
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where do you guys live?

I get the protecting stuff inside of it.. but the jeep its self? never hear of that around here..
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I have full coverage. And I am not that worried. Try and steal my vehicle and I'll probably give you a present full of 140 grain.
What do you have that shoots a 140 grain bullet?
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The 'Club' can be defeated in just a few seconds, I've seen that technique demonstrated.

If it's a pro out to steal your Jeep, not much will stop them. Mine was stolen by a flat-bed tow truck that dragged it backwards out of my company parking space, they never even bothered to try to start it.
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What do you have that shoots a 140 grain bullet?
Kind of wondering the same thing. 10mm or 357 maybe?
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What do you have that shoots a 140 grain bullet?
Yep that's a bullet weight I haven't seen on the common pistol calibers I have loaded for, probably a rifle bullet.
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Yep that's a bullet weight I haven't seen on the common pistol calibers I have loaded for, probably a rifle bullet.
Could be rifle. 270 Remington or 6.5 Grendel... maybe even a somewhat light .308 plenty of bullets in this weight
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Could be rifle. 270 Remington or 6.5 Grendel... maybe even a somewhat light .308 plenty of bullets in this weight
To answer everyone's question, 140 can be loaded into numerous things, generally a 7mm but also favored in a .40 and plenty more.
I am a fan of hand loading so depending on the day, it may be more or less.
I have about 23 pistols, 17 rifles, 7 muzzle loaders, few bows/ and crossbows, and quite a few more antiques.
What I shoot with, won't matter.

I favor the newly built around-10 I spent 4g on, but I am a fan of the new xds.

So winner winner to a few people one said the10mm which was on the money, and a few called a few others.
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Kind of wondering the same thing. 10mm or 357 maybe?
Good weapon knowledge.
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The 'Club' can be defeated in just a few seconds, I've seen that technique demonstrated.

If it's a pro out to steal your Jeep, not much will stop them. Mine was stolen by a flat-bed tow truck that dragged it backwards out of my company parking space, they never even bothered to try to start it.
This is what the gangs are doing in Houston. They even put those tire dollies on so it doesnt make any noise as it is being stolen. Just pay your insurance and go about life. A Jeep can be replaced.

Then again, if I catch someone trying to steal it they might have a bad/last evening.
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The 'Club' can be defeated in just a few seconds, I've seen that technique demonstrated. If it's a pro out to steal your Jeep, not much will stop them. Mine was stolen by a flat-bed tow truck that dragged it backwards out of my company parking space, they never even bothered to try to start it.
You are exactly right, if they want it and have the tech. To do it, they will have it.
I feel in this day and age it is cheaper to carry a deductible then none at all.
Take my jeep if you want, but as I said earlier, it comes at a cost.
I ran into a situation like this in 2009, it took me until 2012 going to court to finish the mess I helped create. I now live in the country, I don't have the slightest worry.

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I ran into a situation like this in 2009, it took me until 2012 going to court to finish the mess I helped create. I now live in the country, I don't have the slightest worry.

"If you intend to pull it, you aim it. You don't hesitate, You shoot it." - unknown
Sounds like a good story.....and a lesson?
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Buy a winch. Attach the cable to the closest piece of solid structure and winch it tight. Most street thieves won't know to disengage via free-spooling the clutch. Ought to prevent the flatbed and wheel dolly means of theft. lol
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I have a box of 180 grain for my .357 When I was in Montana I wanted something for bears. I had to check with Taurus to make sure that my model gun could handle it.
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You might shoot your eye out. Or, worse, put a hole in your Jeep!

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