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Old 10-22-2013, 09:03 AM   #16
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Two per wheel!? That answers my question.... I'm not using wheel locks anymore...pita.
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:03 PM   #17
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Wheel locks mean nothing... if someone or a group of guys are working together they can pop those locks off in seconds.. Google how to take off wheel locks and you will never rely on them alone again. If someone wants something bad enough they are going to find a way to take it. Even alarm systems can be disarmed and tracking devices disabled. Its a theif's world sadly enough. I'm really quite scared of doing anything fantastic to my car.. I've had my shitty RSX broken into twice in the last year because they wanted my touchless stereo/dvd system. Its not like I live in the projects either.. I'm at Avenue/Lawrence area and bmw's and mercedes are in every driveway. Its really just a shame that nothing is safe nowhere.
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:30 AM   #18
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Are you parking at Yorkdale or other public transit lots? Nothing is safe in those places...
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:46 AM   #19
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The damn tweakers will break into anything anywhere even in [especially in] nice neighbourhoods because folks what live there have nice things and generally won't get all gangster on them if they get caught in the act.

Car alarms and even home alarms have become such a nuisance that everyone just ignores them... when is the last time you went to a window and looked out when you heard one? you probably just muttered a profanity under your breath and turned up the tv or pulled the covers over your head.

Your best advice is to leave nothing in view and nothing of real value in the car and hope for the best... if you have a private garage park it inside.
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:18 AM   #20
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My cousin lives at Leslie and York mills. He told me he keeps his winter wheels in the basement....wtf, isn't that a pita to carry them in and out?

Turns out, thieves b & e into the garage to steal them. Happened to some neighbours. Geez!
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:51 AM   #21
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Yes I agree, people that live in my area are less inclined to get gangster on someone if they were to catch them in the act.. they would probably yell for the maid to call 911. Lol. Unfortunatley there are alot of break and enters where all that is stolen is car keys and then the cars are taken. Happened to a few people I know.
I don't have a garage at home but we have two spots out back which is uncovered. But even in neigborhoods with garages I've heard of things being taken. One guy who lives a few streets down and has an M5 had his rims/tires taken around the same time I did only to find out that some shop in Markham was selling them on Kijiji. Its ridiculous.
Its usually the un-stock tires around here that are targeted. I think there is a group that operates looking for opportunities.
Fortunately I work at a private club in the daytime and have covered parking with security. I stopped parking at yorkdale years ago after some asshole scraped the side of my car in the parking lot.
Nothing is safe! lol.
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:20 AM   #22
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With the keys you have to make sure not to leave them on the stand in the hall but in a drawer out of sight and keep the spares locked in the safe. It's a sad comment on society that you just can't trust anyone anymore.
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:45 AM   #23
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wheel locks are easy to get off. Ive had to do it myself since I lost the key(err left it on the car and went for a drive ) a couple times(different wheels).

people still break into my 13 yr old civic looking for shit. now thats an old shitty car(though still drives well). Most cars in that kind of bracket are broken into more than the higher end stuff in my experience.


I keep my tires in the house too...not for theft fear but to keep clear space in the garage. ya you have to lug them in and out but Im not a 110lbs pansy and its only twice a yr
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:16 PM   #24
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wheel locks are easy to get off. Ive had to do it myself since I lost the key(err left it on the car and went for a drive ) a couple times(different wheels).

people still break into my 13 yr old civic looking for shit. now thats an old shitty car(though still drives well). Most cars in that kind of bracket are broken into more than the higher end stuff in my experience.


I keep my tires in the house too...not for theft fear but to keep clear space in the garage. ya you have to lug them in and out but Im not a 110lbs pansy and its only twice a yr
You must have a very understanding partner who does'nt mind having dirty old tires in the house all the time... actually when you think about it stacked in pairs with a sheet of tempered glass on top they could make interesting end tables... you'd just have to spring for nice rims for the winters not ugly old steelies... just clean the wheels up real good before you bring them in each season...
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:47 PM   #25
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You must have a very understanding partner who does'nt mind having dirty old tires in the house all the time...
I guess it depends on if you have a finished basement that is in use or not.
Currently my basement is unfinished and used for my car parts storage. At one point I had 5 sets of wheels for my car and 4 down there being stored while not in use.

Luckily my garage entrance opens into the stairway to the basement, so they just go straight down into the basement, doesn't need to trek all through the house.
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:28 PM   #26
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It helps shes into cars too..
but there is plenty of space in the basement to keep them out of the way. Its not like I use them as a couch

If it does make a mess during transport(doesnt usually happen) its nothing a vacuum cant handle. I find winter floor mats have the potential to track in more dirt.

There are ways to keep the tires too. In those big plastic bags or a tire tote. Id go for a nice tire rack in the garage but its tight enough as it is so even off the ground it wouldnt leave much space/headroom would be compromised.
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get insurance.
thieves are willing to put more effort into stealing your shit than you are protecting it.
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:56 PM   #28
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:56 PM   #30
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I'm glad my insurance company covered the theft of my rims/tires. They were less than 6mos old and i had the original reciept. But lucky i still had an extra stock set of wheels lying around that i hadn't sold yet. I didnt end up having to be out of pocket for anything. BMW roadside even came and put my stock tires on.
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