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Old 04-18-2015, 12:41 AM
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Personally, I disagree.

The McGuard units with the funky squiggely lock are probably easy to strip (and the fact that it sticks out past the wheel).
I bought the Gorilla locks (in black) where the lock socket goes over the entire locking lug AND they are recessed behind the face of the wheel. Would be pretty damn hard to strip that unless you didn't take the time to fully seat the lock on the lug.

Yes, professional thieves have the 'one size fits all' type socket (as do most dealerships), but then again the professionals are probably just going to take the entire vehicle instead of the wheels/tires.

I personally went to the Gorilla 20 piece locks after putting the new Goodyear Adventures on my Jeep. Spendy tires demand some protection and I think that will be enough to discourage the 'amatuers' out there.
It was my error for not mentioning I was really only referring to the too common "factory" ones. I haven't seen any of these newer breed ones that increase security but they look very nice esp if u have nice aftermarkets. I also agree a deterent is the realistic benefit.

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Old 04-19-2015, 09:24 PM
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Re: Wheels STOLEN!! Need advice.

Gorilla Automotive 71643NBC Black 14mm x 1.5 Wheel Lock, (Pack of 20)

they look good, too.
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Re: Wheels STOLEN!! Need advice.

I ordered the Gorilla locks to install on my new rims. I have the KMC XD Bomb 18x9s coming, with a set of Nitto Trail Grappler 285/75/18 as well. I cant wait. I do have a question though. My Jeep is at the dealership, and they wouldnt let me order the tires and rims myself. I had to let the dealership order them, FROM THE SAME WEBSITE I was going to, but they are charging me a 25% upcharge fee. Is this something that dealerships are able to get away with? I was upset about it, but realized theres not much I can do. So the rims/tires I was going to pay about $2000 for, are going to cost me $2500....I will still come out about even with the insurance check, but I still feel like theyre stealing from me. Never again will I ever take Jeep to dealership unless needed for recalls. I should have been a bit more thoughtful with where I told GEICO to tow my car too...but live and learn I suppose.
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Re: Wheels STOLEN!! Need advice.

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Dude, that sucks.

Question, though....what do you put in the garage if not the two cars in the driveway? I can't imagine not garaging my Jeep and motorcycle. The guy across the street leaves his bike out uncovered.

I do agree with the other suggestions of getting a security camera or two. A 4 camera with DVR setup runs for under $250 for SD and under $500 for HD. Most will allow you to view them on your smart phone.

You'd save that amount on your deductible when making a claim. If you're going to leave it in the driveway, it's better insurance than insurance.

I have a couple cameras and a DVR and have yet to have someone mess with my stuff, while some neighbors have had vandalism or minor things stolen from outside their houses.

It doesn't matter how nice the neighborhood, someone will always want what you've got.
I usually do park in the garage. I have my trailer and motorcycle taking up one side and the Jeep usually goes on the other. The wife and I had gone out that night, and when we came home I didn't feel like letting her out, and then pulling the Jeep in, so I left it out. Big mistake apparently. There are a lot of events which could have changed the outcome. Usually my front bedroom is open with the dogs sleeping in there looking out the front window. We had the door closed, so the dogs couldn't see anything, and therefore didnt bark. sucks....
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Re: Wheels STOLEN!! Need advice.

This really pisses me off. Guess people are too lazy to work for their own stuff I'm sure everyone has suggested this but get locking lug nuts! That was one of the first things i bought for my jeep. Good luck with the whole insurance thing, glad they're not screwing you.
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Re: Wheels STOLEN!! Need advice.

Don't forget the Gorilla key lock uses a 13/16 socket and the Jeep, at least my 2014, came with 22mm lugs and lug wrench.

The 22mm wrench is too big and sloppy fit on the Gorilla key lock. I suppose it would work but if the stock wrench rounded out you'd be in trouble. I don't know if that is likely but I still prefer the correct size socket/lug wrench.

I keep a 1/2" breaker bar and 13/16 impact socket with my spare tire and key lock. If I can find an L shape lug wrench (to fit in stock foam holder) in 13/16 or even 21mm then that would be more convenient. But a breaker bar does give more leverage than that short L wrench too.
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Old 04-25-2015, 07:24 AM
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I usually do park in the garage. I have my trailer and motorcycle taking up one side and the Jeep usually goes on the other. The wife and I had gone out that night, and when we came home I didn't feel like letting her out, and then pulling the Jeep in, so I left it out. Big mistake apparently. There are a lot of events which could have changed the outcome. Usually my front bedroom is open with the dogs sleeping in there looking out the front window. We had the door closed, so the dogs couldn't see anything, and therefore didnt bark. sucks....
This is sounding far more than coincidence they hit you on the one night you left your Jeep out. I wonder if other people have been hit?

You may have an issue with a regular crew of thieves hitting whatever pops up on any particular night. Or, one of your neighbors doesn't like you. Either way, they had something to jack the car up and remove the lugs and that's not just any old "punk kids" raising mischief.

That security camera system is sounding like a better idea.
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Old 04-25-2015, 08:34 AM
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This is sounding far more than coincidence they hit you on the one night you left your Jeep out. I wonder if other people have been hit?

You may have an issue with a regular crew of thieves hitting whatever pops up on any particular night. Or, one of your neighbors doesn't like you. Either way, they had something to jack the car up and remove the lugs and that's not just any old "punk kids" raising mischief.

That security camera system is sounding like a better idea.

I agree! Your Jeep WAS targeted . . . they probably had your wheels scoped out for awhile & just waited for the perfect opportunity! You should have put the gorilla locks on there from day 1. I guarantee they will be watching your Jeep for a second hit, so you better be prepared! i agree with a security camera, but I would also install a high-end 2 way alarm system ( http://www.compustar.com/remotestart...-P2W901-SS.php) & ALWAYS park it in the locked garage ARMED!
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I ordered the Gorilla locks to install on my new rims. I have the KMC XD Bomb 18x9s coming, with a set of Nitto Trail Grappler 285/75/18 as well. I cant wait. I do have a question though. My Jeep is at the dealership, and they wouldnt let me order the tires and rims myself. I had to let the dealership order them, FROM THE SAME WEBSITE I was going to, but they are charging me a 25% upcharge fee. Is this something that dealerships are able to get away with? I was upset about it, but realized theres not much I can do. So the rims/tires I was going to pay about $2000 for, are going to cost me $2500....I will still come out about even with the insurance check, but I still feel like theyre stealing from me. Never again will I ever take Jeep to dealership unless needed for recalls. I should have been a bit more thoughtful with where I told GEICO to tow my car too...but live and learn I suppose.
That's absolutely a load of junk and personally I'd contact my insurer about the practice, if I'm reading this correct I think they'd be concerned.. Also I'd double check that tire size that's an almost 35" tire, unless you're comfortable with a sawzall that's not gonna fit. Best of luck.
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That's absolutely a load of junk and personally I'd contact my insurer about the practice, if I'm reading this correct I think they'd be concerned.. Also I'd double check that tire size that's an almost 35" tire, unless you're comfortable with a sawzall that's not gonna fit. Best of luck.
Absolutely the way it works. A dealer letting you bring in parts for them to install? Not gonna happen except in an extreme situation....heard of a recall part at one dealer but the JGC owner hated that dealer and the one they liked couldn't get that part (other dealer wouldn't sell to them) so the owner bought from one and had other install....very unusual...

Two things drive this....liability, liability and liability related to customer supplied parts....second is if they install they want the labor $ and the part profit $...

Be honest, we would all run our dealer service dept the exact same way.
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Don't forget the Gorilla key lock uses a 13/16 socket and the Jeep, at least my 2014, came with 22mm lugs and lug wrench.

The 22mm wrench is too big and sloppy fit on the Gorilla key lock. I suppose it would work but if the stock wrench rounded out you'd be in trouble. I don't know if that is likely but I still prefer the correct size socket/lug wrench.

I keep a 1/2" breaker bar and 13/16 impact socket with my spare tire and key lock. If I can find an L shape lug wrench (to fit in stock foam holder) in 13/16 or even 21mm then that would be more convenient. But a breaker bar does give more leverage than that short L wrench too.
I bought this at my local WallyMart:
Torin Jacks Extendable Lug Wrench - Walmart.com

Fits in with the spare, inexpensive, and I don't have to go fishing for my breaker bar when I need it elsewhere.
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Re: Wheels STOLEN!! Need advice.

Holy shit, that sucks.


At least they set it on bricks so the car wasn't flat on the driveway.
How kind of them. Maybe they had to, to get their jack out.
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