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Offroad/Driving Light Theft Prevention

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by tanzak88, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Jun 4, 2011 at 9:31 PM
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    tanzak88

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    Alright so I've got four Hella 700's on an N-Fab light bar and I'm going to be parking my Tacoma at a hotel in Bellingham WA, while I'm in Vegas.

    I've started to think about theft prevention, now that I'm going to be leaving my truck for 5 days... It's a little late to do anything about it now, since I'm flying out on Monday, but does anyone have any sort of theft prevention or deterrent in place on their lights?

    I've been thinking about it and thought, what about getting a piece of 2-3" pipe and welding a washer on one end, placing that on the stud before the nut, then tightening the nut (inside the pipe) with a deep socket. Would prevent anyone from using a crescent wrench or the likes from stealing them. They'd have to have the proper sized deep socket to get the nut off. Or going even further, use one of the specialty wheel lug nuts where you need the proper lock socket to get it outa there.

    Whatchu all think?

    I think that when I get back from Vegas, if my lights are still there, this is what I will be doing.
     
  2. Jun 4, 2011 at 9:40 PM
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    KenLyns

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  3. Jun 5, 2011 at 2:34 AM
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    WhatThePho?

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    The things required to pull bitches
    Put 2 nut on each stud and tighten them down and tack weld it on 2 or 3 sides, only way to get them off is to grind down the welds. Same goes for the vertical adjustment on those lights.
     
  4. Jun 5, 2011 at 2:44 AM
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    Ack. I'm starting to sketch out about them possibly getting stolen now... I don't have time to take my lightbar and lights off...
     
  5. Jun 5, 2011 at 2:47 AM
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    that is exactly what i was going to say
     
  6. Jun 5, 2011 at 2:55 AM
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    Should have mounted them on my roof. A little harder to get em off of there, sneakily.. haha.
     
  7. Jun 5, 2011 at 3:09 AM
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    I'm pretty sure if they wanted them they would get them off the roof as well. I like the Tack weld idea
     
  8. Jun 5, 2011 at 3:16 AM
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  9. Jun 6, 2011 at 2:06 PM
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    epoxy on the threads at end of nuts.
    Won't stop a determined cretin, but what can?
     
  10. Jun 8, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    I think PIAA offers some sort of nut lock...maybe those will work or maybe a hardware manufacturer makes something similar.
     
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