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Spare Tire Stolen... Anyone else?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Dan_K, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. Feb 27, 2009 at 5:19 PM
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    Dan_K

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    Usually I take the train to downtown Chicago to work. I had to go in on a Sunday and the train would not have gotten me there in time.

    So I drove, parked in a garage & someone made off with my spare even though I was backed up against a wall. :mad:

    I had the Toyota spare tire lock installed, but they just got above the tire and cut the cable anyway.

    Anyone else have this happen, or have any leads on someone who may be parting out a Tacoma, or where I can get another spare and the cable that would hold it up?:confused:
    Junkyards around here came up empty & dealer wants a small fortune.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards,
    Dan Kalvig
     
  2. Feb 27, 2009 at 5:24 PM
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    rpoint16

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    That is one motivated thief!

    You might try a off-the-beaten-path tire & rim shop & look for a used rim & tire.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Feb 27, 2009 at 5:31 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    That sucks man, sorry to hear it. Guess maybe it's a good time for some tire and rim upgrades? (all 5) :D

    Call around the junk yards and such too... might have a rim on a truck still.
     
  4. Feb 27, 2009 at 6:08 PM
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    Evil Monkey

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  5. Feb 27, 2009 at 7:50 PM
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    jefferson

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    i think its happened to all of us!! I found a super cheap TRD sport rim and got a used tire.. cost me about $80 total after some hard craigslist searching
     
  6. Feb 27, 2009 at 9:22 PM
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    surfsupl

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    I have noticed at salvage yards that the spare is sometimes still on the truck. That theif must have really wanted that tire! :eek:
     
  7. Feb 27, 2009 at 9:28 PM
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    SC4333

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    My truck came with that same tire lock. I thought this was standard, but I guess not.
     
  8. Feb 27, 2009 at 9:55 PM
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    Evil Monkey

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    Maybe you bought your own rim back. :)
     
  9. Feb 27, 2009 at 10:01 PM
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  10. Feb 27, 2009 at 10:02 PM
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    eordonez

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    I had mine stolen too.... and i have the toyota lock too, i think i better get another one...
     
  11. Feb 28, 2009 at 11:13 AM
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    ugh dont even say that.. haha
     
  12. Feb 28, 2009 at 5:05 PM
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    Dan_K

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    That was installed on the truck.

    I suspect they either used a cordless grinder to remove the bottom part that keeps them from cutting the cable, then cut the cable to get the tire. Or they used some sort of prybar to just pry the tire down and break the cable.
    But it looks like the cable was cut with something.:mad:

    I'm probably going to get another spare tire lock, and also put on a Kryptonite chain on it as well like this one: https://www.kryptonitelock.com/Products/ProductDetail.aspx?cid=1000&scid=1002&pid=1169

    I thought I was safe with the spare tire lock and being backed up against a wall. Guess they wanted it badly enough.:(
     
  13. Feb 28, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    ImpulseRed008

    ImpulseRed008 Gone But Not Forgotten

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    Dang, did you see how much that chain and lock go for??? MSRP on the lock is $126 and your price is $109.99 :eek: Ouch, but I guess it's cheaper than a replacement wheel & tire.

    Being against the wall just gave them the privacy to do their dirty deed.
     
  14. Feb 28, 2009 at 5:42 PM
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    devilsalmostfree

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    thats stinks that ur spare got stolen! people r getting awful these days, & with the economy being what it is, & getting worse, so will thieves!
     
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