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Old 06-26-2010, 10:51 PM   #1
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How safe is it to customize your Taco?

I've been saving for some time now, anxious to buy me some new wheels and tires. I have some decent amount of money invested (mostly interior) into my Taco, but it still appears stock. With these wheels and tires my taco should look good, but as with most "tasteful" modifications, the truck with get some attention. All my friends and family tell me "oh wow, those wheels/tires are nice BUT you're going to get them stolen". This brings me to my questions:

1) How dangerous is it to customize your truck?
2) Have you ever had your wheels stolen? (or any other valuable appealing modification)
3) Is it worth it to customize?

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Old 06-26-2010, 10:56 PM   #2
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I've never had my wheels stolen, and IIRC you can get aftermarket wheel locks to protect your investment.
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Old 06-26-2010, 11:12 PM   #3
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Nothing has ever been tampered with on my truck *knocks on wood*
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Old 06-26-2010, 11:35 PM   #4
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I've never had my wheels stolen, and IIRC you can get aftermarket wheel locks to protect your investment.
what brands do you recommend?
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Old 06-26-2010, 11:50 PM   #5
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most new wheels come with locking lugnuts where you need the special socket to remove them. mine have it.
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Old 06-26-2010, 11:53 PM   #6
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most new wheels come with locking lugnuts where you need the special socket to remove them. mine have it.
Cool, but you dont think someone who's seen this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJUUyjJqk5A) can get through them?
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Old 06-27-2010, 12:16 AM   #7
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Cool, but you dont think someone who's seen this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJUUyjJqk5A) can get through them?
Well it is a matter of time. Why would they spend 20 minutes on your truck when they can walk for five minutes and get an easier car. Plus that makes lots of noise.
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Old 06-27-2010, 12:25 AM   #8
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Well it is a matter of time. Why would they spend 20 minutes on your truck when they can walk for five minutes and get an easier car. Plus that makes lots of noise.
Good point.
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Old 06-27-2010, 12:35 AM   #9
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Good point.
I just figure they wil pick an easier target. Same thing with the hose clamp mod.
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Old 06-27-2010, 12:56 AM   #10
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Cool, but you dont think someone who's seen this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJUUyjJqk5A) can get through them?
Heres another way to beat locking lug nuts... Granted a thief wouldnt do this...

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Old 06-27-2010, 01:00 AM   #11
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Cool, but you dont think someone who's seen this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJUUyjJqk5A) can get through them?
That guy is an idiot and doesn't even know how to properly use a breaker bar....
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Old 06-27-2010, 09:48 AM   #12
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I just figure they wil pick an easier target. Same thing with the hose clamp mod.
I dont know what the hose clamp mod is.
I'm just trying to decide whether I should put wheels and tires. I have a carbine alarm system (to be honest, its not that great), and I'd buy wheel locks, but what else could one do to keep their vehicle safe?
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Where do you live? That would be my first question, is it a quiet/safe neighborhood? There is plenty of anti-theft devices and such but if someone wants it, they'll take it. It's a horrible thought but it's a chance we all take considering we all spend our hard earned money and time into our vehicles to have some worthless piece of shizzo person take it. It's happened to me but I don't live in a bubble or in the past,I love my cars/trucks! Hose clamp mod is a "security" mod to keep your tailgate from being stolen without tools
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I had my tires slashed by that's it....
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Old 06-27-2010, 02:20 PM   #16
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what brands do you recommend?
I honestly am not familiar with aftermarket wheel locks...
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I honestly am not familiar with aftermarket wheel locks...
My Moto Metals have 24 locking lugs
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I personally think that if somethings gonna happen, then its gonna happen. Just do what makes you happy Thats why we have insurance
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My Moto Metals have 24 locking lugs


Do all Moto Metals have locking lugs?
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Do all Moto Metals have locking lugs?


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