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Old 06-13-2011, 11:01 PM   #1
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locking rear shocks

I saw a member on here who had pad locks through the bolts holding his rear shocks. I want to do the same. I bought a couple grade 8s that fit with some extra thread...question is how hard is it to drill through a grade 8?
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gonna try these: http://www.etrailer.com/Locks/Master-Lock/262DAT.html
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:40 PM   #3
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God damn.........people will steal your shocks???

I believe it's time to move.
It can happen anywhere though. Removing 4 bolts does not take long at all.

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I've never used them. I only drilled through grade 8 bolt once for a similar application, I had a drill press and it took 2 bits and a little bit of time, but it is possible.


Times are tough and those Kings are a pretty $$$. But yah, if I ever caught somebody wrenching on my truck trying to swipe parts, better hope they work nascar fast or that would be their last heist.
yeah I would really hate to lose those. I know it isn't impossible for them to steal them even with that lock, but I can at least make it harder
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i always wondered about that. comeon people have to have shocks jacked off their stuff?
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Any good thief would just take the whole truck and part it out later..
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Any good thief would just take the whole truck and part it out later..
risk doing that or get a nice set of tripple bypasses for 4 bolts....
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i think i remember looking through Special_K's build and he has locks on his shocks
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risk doing that or get a nice set of tripple bypasses for 4 bolts....
ok so lets say said thief looks under there to steal your shocks...uh oh they are padlocked

no biggie...pop the window, pop the steering column...start truck with screwdriver


drive to location with sawzall...remove locks...remove shocks...remove other expensive parts

burn truck
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ok so lets say said thief looks under there to steal your shocks...uh oh they are padlocked

no biggie...pop the window, pop the steering column...start truck with screwdriver


drive to location with sawzall...remove locks...remove shocks...remove other expensive parts

burn truck
Small wiring changes will fix that. In the bought time, a shotgun with a few beanbags will straiten that thief out.
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My SAWs are so rusted over, no thief would want to get near that lol
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it could still help a theif to move onto the next truck. lets say a inexperienced theif that doesnt know how to do the column tihng to a truck.
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Its very easy to drill though. I used my dremel with the drill bit tool and made smalls holes to lock my high lift in the bed of my truck.

Best pic i have.
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ok so lets say said thief looks under there to steal your shocks...uh oh they are padlocked

no biggie...pop the window, pop the steering column...start truck with screwdriver


drive to location with sawzall...remove locks...remove shocks...remove other expensive parts

burn truck

It take a lot more balls to steal the whole vehicle than taking the shocks. I can at least weed out the less ballsier thieves by doing this. Plus I have an alarm on my truck so it would go off if the window is broken or the door is opened
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it could still help a theif to move onto the next truck. lets say a inexperienced theif that doesnt know how to do the column tihng to a truck.
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I would think they'd be more apt to cut the bolt that try to drill it out in which case that piece of hardware is useless. It may deter them slightly but if they're going to go through the effort, they'll get them off somehow.

Just out of curiousity, for you guys running higher end, expensive suspension set-ups, would insurance cover you for something like that?
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Still.............stealing fucking shocks off a truck?? Come the fuck on.




Guess it's just the area I live in.
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Just out of curiousity, for you guys running higher end, expensive suspension set-ups, would insurance cover you for something like that?
what he said, also if you get into an accident with a LT'd truck, does insurance cover it all?
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that would depend in the insurance agency...and how youve got your policy set up
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that would depend in the insurance agency...and how youve got your policy set up
x2 In most cases if you lift your ride, and do not disclose to your insurance company that you have, and some crap happens, they could null and void your policy. The job of underwriters is to determine what the lift changes about the vehicle in their eyes, not to us as gear heads.
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