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Trendkill110



Member Since: 04 Sep 2021
Location: Yorkshire
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United Kingdom 2008 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS DCPU Barolo Black
Optimill removable wheel & swivel lock.

Hello folks!

I'm wondering.... As I've just purchased and fitted the removable steering wheel & swivel lock setup as supplied by Optimill.

How good are they??? The quality and design seem seriously good!

Guess what I'm asking is has anyone (unfortunately) still had their Defender nicked with one of these fitted?

Don't want to come across as Mr. Negative, I think it's a fair question to ask.

Only had the new to me truck for a few days, I'll be fitting other bits as extra security measures. More the better right!?!

Comments welcomed - Great forum!

Cheers 👍🏻

Post #920038 4th Sep 2021 11:54pm
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lord-haggis



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I have an optimill with a 15 leather moto lita, you couldn’t pay me to go back to the standard wheel. How secure is it? I don’t know, I’ve not got the lock part yet but it’s part of a layered approach to security Belize Green TD5 110 Double Cab aka Le Farm Truck

Post #920052 5th Sep 2021 8:32am
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90 Dreamer



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Like most things its a deterrent and a means of slowing a tea leaf down.......ultimately if a determined thief wanted YOUR truck then they would either winch it on a flat bed or simply accost you for the keys

Personally they are very good and hopefully enough of a visual deterrent to pit the large majority off

Post #920059 5th Sep 2021 9:10am
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Landymatt



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Had mine on a couple of years and really chuffed with it - quicker than a pedal lock, more visible, haven’t heard a horror story of one being pinched with one on, great mod IMO

Post #920070 5th Sep 2021 10:21am
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Disco_Mikey



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Won't stop anyone with a hiab, or dragging it onto a truck. Of they really want, they will have it

Where it does help, is any would be thief walking past, see they have no means of steering the car, and hopefully moving on Thumbs Up

Post #920086 5th Sep 2021 12:14pm
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Rupert605



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I too have the 15" Moto-Lita QR with the swivel lock - I think the Momo wheels look a bit too sporty. Excellent quality and as you say, just one of a few layers of security. It can only help to dissuade the casual villain and encourage them to look elsewhere. GB165 Defender 50th

Post #920112 5th Sep 2021 6:01pm
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Trendkill110



Member Since: 04 Sep 2021
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Landymatt wrote:
Had mine on a couple of years and really chuffed with it - quicker than a pedal lock, more visible, haven’t heard a horror story of one being pinched with one on, great mod IMO




Agreed!

So, next security mods... Optimill bonnet hinges & BBUS moved? 🤔[/img]

Post #920253 6th Sep 2021 4:55pm
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Ianh



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Just a thing to note, have you advised your insurance company of the steering wheel modification ?
Noting that some mainstream insurers will actually increase your premium or insist you revert to a non removable steering wheel setup or your insurance will be ceased with them.
Seems mad I know, but has happened to other members and you don’t want to find out your insurance is invalid if you have not advised them and you have an accident or theft.

See his thread https://www.defender2.net/forum/topic76831.html

Ps how you go about advising them can dictate the outcome. Ie I have a Moto-Lita steering wheel with an Optimill boss may get an ok with no increase in premium, but saying I have a Moto-Lita steering wheel with a removable boss may get a an increase in premium or be advised it needs reverting to original or you are not insured !

Post #920259 6th Sep 2021 5:38pm
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Trendkill110



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IanH,

I shall contact them at the end of the week with list of mods.

Cheers for the heads up 😁👍🏻

Post #920300 6th Sep 2021 10:26pm
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