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Spare tire stolen

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by glg20, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. Mar 18, 2017 at 5:10 PM
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    glg20

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    Sometime in the last six days my spare was stolen off my 15 CM. Never been used.

    Last weekend I purchased some TRD new takeoffs. Discount Tire put them on my truck and got my TPMS in the new tires to work with my truck. They checked the psi in my spare. Last time I new for sure I had the spare. Fast forward to last nite and I notice no spare. The thief even retracted the carrier back up so it was not noticeable.

    Today I check with Toyota and they want $500 for a new one. I find some 08 steel set for $50. I go check them out and they have been had been stored in a shed since 09. Tires are bad and wheels are great. He drops price to $25 for the set.

    I am now back at Discount Tire. Manager checks out wheels a pick s one out. Mounts a nice used tire/balanced and puts under my truck. Says "sorry for your loss and no charge". Thumbs up to Marecus at the Tulsa Hills Discount Tire. I have heard good things about DT in general. Can't imagine doing my tire business anywhere else. Suck a$$ day turned out not so bad, but I still hate thieves.
     
  2. Mar 18, 2017 at 5:16 PM
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    thumper7799

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    Sorry you had to deal with that. People never cease to amaze. Awesome customer service by Discount Tire.
     
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  3. Mar 18, 2017 at 5:26 PM
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    This really sucks. Hard to keep any faith in humanity as anything but basically rotten sometimes
     
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  4. Mar 18, 2017 at 5:48 PM
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    Seriously?? Man some people....

    Glad it worked out for you though!!
     
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  5. Mar 18, 2017 at 6:01 PM
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    MatthewPTguy

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    That sucks dude... sorry about that... but kudos to the folks at Discount Tire who hooked you up!
     
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  6. Mar 18, 2017 at 6:12 PM
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    Had the spare off my Titan stolen at a boat launch. I have run a chain and padlock since. I will have to crawl under the truck to unlock if I need it, but it's better than not having it.
     
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  7. Mar 18, 2017 at 7:16 PM
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    I have to do something like this to secure my tire. Probably a plastic covered steel cable.
     
  8. Mar 18, 2017 at 7:32 PM
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    That's a shame, however that's so awesome how DT took care of you!

    There are bad people in this world, and good people!
     
  9. Mar 18, 2017 at 7:47 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    So pretty much was another Tundra owner since you need the key in the tire iron set to lower it, unless one can get up in there and lower it another way.

    Sucks man. I hope they broke an ankle running away with the tire.
     
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  10. Mar 18, 2017 at 7:57 PM
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    I haven't had my spare down it a while, but is there a spring on the end of the cable that attaches to the thingy that pulls the spare up through the center hole of the spare rim? If so, and that spring isn't fully compressed, it might be possible to pull that thingy (I know) down far enough to flip it sideways allowing it to slip through the hole freeing the wheel and leaving the cable wound up. Might be accomplished with a pry bar.
     
  11. Mar 18, 2017 at 7:59 PM
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    Try it, I don't think it could be done
     
  12. Mar 18, 2017 at 8:02 PM
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    Tempted.
     
  13. Mar 18, 2017 at 8:16 PM
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    Great another thing I'll have to lock on the truck and check to see if its still there. You'd never think they'd steal a spare.
     
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  14. Mar 18, 2017 at 8:58 PM
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    Mine was stolen a couple years back off my 1st gen when I lived in some apartments. Sad really.
     
  15. Mar 18, 2017 at 9:15 PM
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  16. Mar 18, 2017 at 9:46 PM
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    I'm in one of those winter regions where they have that snow stuff and I couldn't see someone going through all that trouble without getting caught. Not to mention they'd all have to be the same tire and people who buy snow sets usually buy a snow tire. It's doable but that guys gotta go through 4 trucks without getting caught. I'd check Craigslist that's where I found a set of rims and tires I had go missing. I'll lock my spare in the morning if it's still there....
     
  17. Mar 18, 2017 at 11:13 PM
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    You can buy a oem spare tire lock should probably get that soon incase it happens again. I'm actually surprised I haven't heard of this happening more especially with all the tailgate theft that goes on with trucks. Also reminds me of all the catalytic converter theft that happens in big cities some people will steal anything to make a buck. Don't loose faith there are good peeps out there to you just don't hear about them.
     
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    That sucks, but glad you got a deal at the shop!
     
  20. Mar 19, 2017 at 7:13 AM
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    So there is an exposed spring on the end of the cable. I grabbed a pry bar and made a half-assed effort and gave up. I certainly wouldn't try to nick the spare that way.

    IMG_20170319_150808.jpg
     
  22. Mar 19, 2017 at 8:51 PM
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    Sorry to hear about the theft and glad you could recover your loss with an awesome deal.
    I never thought about locking the spare but i am going to now. I wonder how that factory lock from Ebay works? I cant tell from the picture.

    This is also a good time to let you guys know to lock your tailgates too with anti theft devices!
    A few years back someone stole my GMC work truck tailgate.
     
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  23. Mar 19, 2017 at 9:36 PM
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    this. Makes my blood boil that worthless scum feel it to be okay to take from others who work hard for their shit
     
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