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locking your wheels to avoid theft

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by TheBeast, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. Jun 4, 2016 at 12:43 PM
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    TheBeast

    TheBeast [OP] Mr Line-X

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    Guy at work got his 4 wheels stolen yesterday in broad daylight on the company private parking.
    He has a cadillac escalade. Car was on 4 concrete block. He was parked across me. I guess I got lucky...
    Right now I have the Pro comp lug nuts that require special tool to remove but you can also buy that tool online.

    http://www.4wheelparts.com/Wheels/2...t.aspx?t_c=11&t_s=107&t_pt=3679&t_pn=PXA26144


    Should I get a unique lug nut with key per wheel ? what's the best solution ?

    thanks
     
  2. Jun 4, 2016 at 1:12 PM
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    owslystnly

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    At least they only broke into my car 5 times in Rochester and only got away with my stereo once. They did get a bag of lugnuts, but not my wheels.

    Bummer.

    I had locks, but if they are determined, it won't matter. The locks can be broken off with a socket and a hammer. And that will probably take a lug with it too.
     
  3. Jun 4, 2016 at 3:05 PM
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    ^^ this. They'll find a way if they really want to.
     
  4. Jun 4, 2016 at 3:34 PM
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    Almost all locking devices for wheels have a work around or a key you can get. Sure it will slow them down but in the long run it will be on concrete blocks or ground.

    Only way to screw with them and make it harder is have a level sensor in the truck. When the levels goes off balance by jacking one side up alarm goes off.
     
  5. Jun 4, 2016 at 3:36 PM
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    just trying to slow them down or at least be a deterrent for those not equipped with proper tools. I know a "pro team" will get it done no matter what.
    Gotta have good insurance too I guess
     
  6. Jun 4, 2016 at 3:39 PM
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    Add a gun owner sticker to ur truck. ;)
     
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  7. Jun 4, 2016 at 3:40 PM
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    TheBeast [OP] Mr Line-X

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    lol..then they will want to break in to see if i left a gun inside..I usually don't advertise as I like to keep the element of surprise.
     
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  8. Jun 4, 2016 at 3:41 PM
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    X2...but it's like a rock and a hard place.
     
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  9. Jun 4, 2016 at 3:48 PM
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    I felt bad for my coworker, dude works hard and some shitheads stole his stuff.
     
  10. Jun 4, 2016 at 4:44 PM
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    After looking for the same thing and talking to guys on the forum I decided against any locking lug nut. If a thief wants them that bad I didn't what my truck torn up in the process. Instead I called my insurance company and they added a rider to my policy covering theft of my wheels, tires and any aftermarket stuff I add, including stereo system. I forget how much it was, but it was pretty cheap.
     
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  11. Jun 4, 2016 at 5:16 PM
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    Going. To be looking into this. Thanks dude!
     
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  12. Jun 4, 2016 at 5:26 PM
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    yes, that's my plan too.
     
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  13. Jun 5, 2016 at 7:29 AM
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    Or a "Bait Car" sticker.
    I did the same thing with my insurance co. I still use 4 master lugs that use a socket that only works with them. Only a deterrent. But a good one.
     
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