Gu 3 spare wheel stolen

Submitted: Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 08:17
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I had my spare mag wheel and brand new BFG a/t stolen from ,,,yes Lakemba on Friday night between 10 and 12pm. It had a good quality padlock on it, no sign of it or the 3 attaching bolts, a very clean job. I have looked at better security many times but i guess as usual, there are always more important things to do. I will buy some wheel studs and weld in from the back and this allows me to fit a quality lock nut, the same system as Toyota. The Nissan system offers no way other than a padlock for security. There is ore other flaw in the Nissan system which i dont really want to canvass in an open forum, so if you are interested, message me. It is so obvious when you have a look at it, it just makes you wonder what they were thinking when they designed it.. Anyway, i will fix, they wont get the next one... Michael
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Reply By: Member - Kingsley N (SA) - Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 12:27

Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 12:27
Michael,

My commiserations.

I have often looked at those three long bolts and thought how vulnerable they are. I have done nothing about mine either.

When I damaged an alloy road wheel due to the retaining nuts coming loose and the studs wearing oval holes, the Nissan quote for a replacement wheel was $900! Add the cost of a good new tyre and it is an expensive exercise.

Could you message me re your other thoughts?

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Reply By: Turbo Diesel - Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 13:16

Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 13:16
I guess this is the only time the cruiser wins buy having the wheel under the car, out of sight out of mind. The shameful thing is that some turkey who stole your wheel needs it for a patrol. So one of your comrades did you over?
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 13:29

Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 13:29
No !! i bet its just a matter of quick cash for 10 minutes and little chance of being caught in the act and moreso, less chance of the police chasing it up after the event. If saw the same at the wreckers, both never used, what would it be worth. $$200 for the tyre and at least $150 for the rim ( i know it worth more new). So i guess i may have to pay $350 to get my property back!!!
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Reply By: Pluto - Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 14:04

Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 14:04
Michael,

Sorry to hear about the missing mag. Having just bought a GU 3.0 with mags, I'll take your post as a word of advice. Thanks for bringing up the issue.

I have another question for you. I'll MM you.
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Reply By: Gramps (NSW) - Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 17:18

Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 17:18
Lakemba after dark ........................ thrillseeker :))))))))

Sorry about your wheel mate.

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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 17:30

Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 17:30
Sorry about your wheel, I have a lock on mine from OL that will deter the thief.
Nothing stops the buggers.
Read in a mag where a female in a car park was undoing a wheel jacked up with a cheap scissor jack and took the wheel off with the assistance of a bystander and you guessed it , she was stealing it for her own car which had a flat and no spare.

I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 17:32

Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 17:32
Hahahahahaha .... priceless :)))))
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 10:16

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 10:16
Dodg!!! I thought it was God helps those who help themselves... Or was it. God help those who get caught helping themselves??
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Reply By: Bilbo - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 13:37

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 13:37
At least you've still got the car mate. All I've got from my stolen Landcruiser is 4 alloy wheels and a set of back seats!

Good luck, I hope you get 'em back.

Bilbo - Still looking, looking, looking,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 13:59

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 13:59
Yeah, sorry to hear about your cruiser, I have never had a vehicle stolen, only broken into and another one keyed along the side. I mentioned so to make aware whats going on out there, The more information we can get out there, the more we can prepare. Its hard to imagine people out there in the middle of the night, slinking around like mongrel dogs stealing hard earned goods that are not theirs. I'm not really fond of getting up every morning to go to work,just to to make thier life easier. Wouldnt you like to catch these bastards? I bet they wouldnt have the guts to try in front of us! Michael
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