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Old 04-15-2015, 01:18 PM
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Wheels STOLEN!! Need advice.

Unfortunately this happened to me last night...


Called my insurance company. They are taking care of me. Dude is coming from tow company to put on some temporary rims and tires. He's going to tow Jeep to dealership where they will give me a loaner car. GEICO lady said that they will pay for whatever I want, as long as it's not more $ than what the dealer would charge for stock stuff. I had the stock Altitude 20" rims with brand new Nitto Terra Grappler G2's 275/60/R20. Which rims should I go with? Any suggestions?? It has the 1" BORA wheel spacers as well, and the rocky road leveling kit.

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Re: Wheels STOLEN!! Need advice.

Dang, that is terrible. I can't suggest anything other than maybe getting some good locks. I'm glad to hear your insurance company is taking care of you.
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Re: Wheels STOLEN!! Need advice.

Go for the OEM wheels. So much better than anything aftermarket.


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Re: Wheels STOLEN!! Need advice.

Stolen stuff sucks for sure, sorry to hear that man. If you are replacing back to the stock rims it could very well go over 5k and at that price is considered grand theft. The neighborhood you are parked in looks to be a nice area, ask your neighbors if there might be any security cameras that caught activity. Might get lucky. Did the police come out? When the insurance company finds out how much the factory rims and tires cost they will involve the police if it is over 5k.
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Re: Wheels STOLEN!! Need advice.

WTF!!! Those damn bastages!!

Didn't your Jeep come with wheel locks? Mine did... they look ugly but I still keep them on.

When you get your wheels, get some wheel locks as well. Glad your insurance is taking care of this.

Sorry this happened to you...
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Re: Wheels STOLEN!! Need advice.

Jeep didn't come with wheel locks. I should have put some on though. This sucks...
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Wheels STOLEN!! Need advice.

I know the feeling... same thing happened to me years ago right on my driveway with my Maxima. They jacked my rims and left my car on a spare tire and two large rocks from the side of my house. Really sucked!

I would look into the new style Altitude rims, Black Gorilla lock kit (#96643BDX) and get the same Nitto tires again.
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Sorry to hear about it.
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Re: Wheels STOLEN!! Need advice.

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WTF!!! Those damn bastages!!

Didn't your Jeep come with wheel locks? Mine did... they look ugly but I still keep them on.

When you get your wheels, get some wheel locks as well. Glad your insurance is taking care of this.

Sorry this happened to you...
Have to disagree. Never saw the value in lock lugs as everyone (esp bad guy) have the key. Doesn't even stop the amateurs IMHO. Plus these darn things are quite easy to strip the key out yourself.
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Re: Wheels STOLEN!! Need advice.

I have the BORA 1" wheel spacers and the Rocky Road leveling kit. Could I go with 18x9 rims and get some 33x12 tires? Anyone know if that will rub? Looking to do some trails, and this seems like it may be better than the 20" rim setup.
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Re: Wheels STOLEN!! Need advice.

Just basically wanting to know what the biggest tires I can fit with current setup on an 18x9 rim.
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Have to disagree. Never saw the value in lock lugs as everyone (esp bad guy) have the key. Doesn't even stop the amateurs IMHO. Plus these darn things are quite easy to strip the key out yourself.
Some truth in what you say. But it is a deterrent. If two Jeeps are parked next to each other with same wheels, one has locks and the other does not, which one will the low life go for?

I always wondered, the lock sticks out so far from the wheel that anyone with a good pair of vise grips can loosen them. LOL. But, they might end up damaging the wheel in the process... which might end up bringing them less $$ when selling them.
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