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Old 01-22-2013, 12:27 PM
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Is it really cost effective to invest $50-$100 into securing your spare?

I can't believe people steal stuff like this.
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Is it really cost effective to invest $50-$100 into securing your spare?

I can't believe people steal stuff like this.
I agree, it is hard to believe what people steal. Maybe not cost effective, except this becomes a susance kind of theft. Someone steals it and you may not notice it until it is needed. Having said that, no doubt if someone wants to steal it bad enough there is very little to deter the motivated thief.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:47 PM
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Ahhh don't worry about it...life is risk man! Besides, I have roadside assistance with Geico I've never used, but I wouldn't hesitate to call them *if* I ever broke down...AND claim that stolen spare to boot
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Well folks, I did worry about it and purchased that MOPAR Spare Tire Lock. Thing broke and fell off before I even got the spare back up. Little flimsey washer type piece that stretches/bends when put on to secure the lock. It broke in one spot and came fly'n out. Have a new one wait'n at the dealer. We'll see if it was just a defect or a bad part all together...
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No kidding. Doesn't seem like there's much left that people don't have to find a way to keep locked up anymore.

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Quite a few years ago I had a plate bolted to the inside of the pickup box so that the spare fit in the box but did not stick out past the wheel well. I then installed a locking lug nut over the stud to secure the tire. This would still work today unless you have the RAM BOX. It I remember correctly the plate with the studs on it had 2 holes at the bottom for rods that were shaped in a "J" to hook under the lip of the bed and secured on the outside by nuts which were covered by the spare tire when it is in place. You can make one fairly cheap if you have access to some steel plate and studs.
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Yeah I could make up something to keep it in the box, but if it's the box it will be hidden by my cover and i also installed a tailgate lock.
I also now have a 2 way alarm which is pretty sensitive installed in the truck, so if someone were to try stealing it again, I'm pretty sure the movement would set it off, hell you open the tailgate and it turns into a banshee. If i happen to see a good long chain lock to wrap it to a part of the truck, maybe i will do that too.

But yes, It is sad that people steal spares, and it was just the stock goodyear one. like hell, my neighbours cummins and some other hemi's round me have alot nicer wheels..lol
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If someone really is hard up for a temporary spare, they will get it

semi truck tires disappear quite often, those heavy duty chains get cut off, either with bolt cutters or a torch.
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