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Doubledoom



Member Since: 27 Dec 2015
Location: Suffolk
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United Kingdom 2016 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 SW Santorini Black
Lowestoft, Suffolk - attempted theft of the wheels

Luckily, not stolen but someone took a look at the wheels overnight. They were interrupted with only the locking wheel nut covers missing on each wheel. May not have been LR specific as they may have been after the Wranglers. Adjustments: Startech Steering Wheel | MUD Interior LED lights | Wipac crystal headlights with osram nightbreaker bulbs | Alpine CDE195BT
To do list: Outside rear facing LED lighting | subwoofer and speakers

Post #723957 17th Aug 2018 10:18am
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blackwolf



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Daft as it sounds they may have been after the locking covers, which have a habit of falling off and getting lost. I have had covers stolen in the past.

Whatever they were after, I am glad that they didn't get more or cause you more damage or loss.

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Caterham



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little gits.

I have valve caps stolen once.....little pieces of Censored .

as above glad that's all they got. Thumbs Up

Post #723968 17th Aug 2018 12:22pm
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mk1collector



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Might be best to check wheel nut torque just in case they started undoing any. Ray
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Post #723996 17th Aug 2018 4:54pm
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desender



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Scotland 2007 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 CSW Stornoway Grey

I had the lock nut covers stolen in broad daylight at the House of Bruar in Scotland. Why would you do that? they're only a quid to buy Sad

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legin



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I went to the House of Bruar a few years ago very posh a lot of Land Rovers /Range Rovers in the car park last place you would think about small items being stolen.

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ickle



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Are the locking wheel nuts 'identifiable' by a code or type - I'd consider putting a new / different set on in case they come back with the correct socket.....

Keith

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blackwolf



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It's much more likely that a wheel thief would be equipped with a set of universal locking wheel nut removal sockets, such as can be bought for a few quid from Halfords, Machine Mart, and most similar outlets. Sadly LR locking nuts offer little deterrent to a determined thief.

Post #724179 18th Aug 2018 10:53pm
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Doubledoom



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I reckon they were checking whether the wheels were genuinely locked or not. If not, I would probably see it sitting on bricks. As it happens, I have since found out that there have been a spate of stolen wheels locally on multiple vehicle types. Adjustments: Startech Steering Wheel | MUD Interior LED lights | Wipac crystal headlights with osram nightbreaker bulbs | Alpine CDE195BT
To do list: Outside rear facing LED lighting | subwoofer and speakers

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