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post #1 of 25 Old 07-24-2007, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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Someone Tried Stealing My Tires!

Well, I hoped in the jeep after it was sitting for some time and took off down the road. Thought I hit a weird pothole with the noise it made. Then the left front end dropped to the pavement and I looked over and saw my tire rolling along side me in the ditch!

Well, it was kind of funny after I got pulled over to the side of the road. Nothing or no one else was hurt by this incident. Funny now!

Retraced my route but couldn't find any lug nuts. There might have only been one on there to hold the tire. I will check all the lug nuts from now on.

So here's kind of a warning to everyone. Check those lug nuts!

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post #2 of 25 Old 07-24-2007, 06:00 PM
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I bet someone with a ricer needed lug nuts...only four on them piles. Hopefully he strips out the threads on his crap.

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post #3 of 25 Old 07-24-2007, 06:10 PM
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man, good deal that you weren't hurt. If it held on longer, that could have been a bad deal.

You'll be hard pressed to find a reason for this. Morons abound and rarely need a reason to do the things that they do...

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You'll be hard pressed to find a reason for this. Morons abound and rarely need a reason to do the things that they do...
Ya know, I always thought that the laws of natural selection would take care of the morons, but somehow they seem to find a way to stick around. It's amazing, really.
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post #5 of 25 Old 07-24-2007, 06:56 PM
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locking lug nuts would have prevented this. Cheap insurrance

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post #6 of 25 Old 07-24-2007, 07:19 PM
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locking lug nuts would have prevented this. Cheap insurrance
Best thing I ever stole along with someones tires

OH WAIT. WHAT?
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post #7 of 25 Old 07-24-2007, 07:21 PM
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Best thing I ever stole along with someones tires
that kid musta been an amateur, whenever i steal a tire i always have my hi-lift jack with me so YOU CAN GET THE TIRE OFF afterwards.

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that kid musta been an amateur, whenever i steal a tire i always have my hi-lift jack with me so YOU CAN GET THE TIRE OFF afterwards.
I don't really steal tires. But I do have the locking lugs, and I feel much better with them.

OH WAIT. WHAT?
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post #9 of 25 Old 07-24-2007, 08:03 PM
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Locking lug nuts are a myth-Ask me how I know!

Last week i got a flat, and tried using my special key tool to get it off of there. the teeth in the doggone key snapped off! I looked around to find a quick replacement key, but i'de have to order it. For $30 bucks, got a set of lug extractors just for it. Had all 5 locknuts off in 10 minutes!

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post #10 of 25 Old 07-24-2007, 08:06 PM
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Ya know, I always thought that the laws of natural selection would take care of the morons, but somehow they seem to find a way to stick around. It's amazing, really.
I always thought natural selection was God's form of population control. Then the government started passing laws to protect them from theirselves. Now instead of thinning out the population, it allows the idiots to breed. And they get dumber everyday.

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post #11 of 25 Old 07-24-2007, 08:10 PM
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locking lug nuts would have prevented this. Cheap insurrance
I used to think so. Untill one of my son's friends bought a VW with locking lugs and no key. Take a big socket, put it over the lug nut, smack it a couple times with a hammer and it'll screw right off. Like the salesman at a tire shop once told me "I'll sell 'em to you if you want them, but the're a waste of money."

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post #12 of 25 Old 07-24-2007, 08:24 PM
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my solution is running lug nuts that require a 1 1/16" socket.... and wheels with so little backspacing that a 4 way tire iron isn't long enough to reach the nuts.



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Locking lug nuts are a myth-Ask me how I know!

Last week i got a flat, and tried using my special key tool to get it off of there. the teeth in the doggone key snapped off! I looked around to find a quick replacement key, but i'de have to order it. For $30 bucks, got a set of lug extractors just for it. Had all 5 locknuts off in 10 minutes!

I used to have locking lugnuts on another car.

if you dont care about messing up a socket and have a high speed gun/determination, the locking lugs WILL spin off. and it's not a difficult thing to do, either.

if someone wants your junk bad enough, they'll get it. that's the way i see it.

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post #14 of 25 Old 07-24-2007, 09:10 PM
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locking lug nuts would have prevented this. Cheap insurrance
First time I went to have my tires rotated, the guy came back in and asked were the key for my locking nuts where.

The second time I remeber ahead of time and gave them the key when I entered the store. After the rotation he came out and said there weren't any locking nuts on there.

I was confused as to why someone would steal only locking nuts, but then I looked and there were all five nuts. So I thought one would look different from the others, but no I was wrong. I still don't know how the hell this happened.

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post #15 of 25 Old 07-24-2007, 09:58 PM
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In fact, if you want a free set of locking lug nutz, PM me with your address and I'll ship 'em to ya...
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