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Damn thieves.

Sooooo I'm out of town for work right now and I got a text from my cousin. See, I am in Phoenix at the moment and being a member of the multiple car club I had to put my vehicles somewhere while I am gone. My Cougar is non running and in the garage, my Mustang is at the airport parking structure, and I left my Ranger at my Aunt's house so they could use it if they needed to and for security.

Well, her text read "Um. Got some bad news about ur truck"

I thought she wrecked it or something. Nope.

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Someone stole my recently tinted tails. Sooooo this happened in Los Alamitos, CA. Which means that whoever stole the tails was probably in the Long Beach, Seal Beach or Buena Park-ish areas. I know their neighbor has a bunch of friends with Rangers too, but I don't want to assume anything yet.

Sooooo if anyone sees a set for sale out there, or if someone aquires a set recently... I would appreciate the tip.

Here are the tails when I shot them. If you find a set, I'll take them back without question, but I will also know the set when I see them. Because I use quality paint, they will pass a solvent test, and one is slightly darker than the other. They look fine but I notice these things.

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damn man that sucks! time to lock that tailgate!
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damn man that sucks! time to lock that tailgate!


I left it unlocked because they needed to use the truck to move a big *** sink.

My bad.
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Wonder how they had enough time without someone seeing them?
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Wonder how they had enough time without someone seeing them?


My cousin said that her neighbor came back at like 1:30am and said the truck was still fine. They live in a pretty quiet neighborhood too so I'm sure whoever did it wanted them.

You know... another Ranger owner. Who else would steal some STOCK lights? sure they were tinted but they were just stockers. I've been to their house before when the neighbors had like 4 Rangers parked out front. Some of the guys had tinted tails too. Mine just looked better.



Man code says you never **** with another man's vehicle. However, I'm already gonna get a replacement set and I will tint them again. If I find my set on another truck I will smash the lights. Once again... yes, I can identify my work so I will be sure.
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That's seriously effed up, dude. Hope you can get'em back soon
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That's ballsy
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Damn man that really sucks... Wait the tailgate locks? Hmm I want to make mine lock
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Damn man that really sucks... Wait the tailgate locks? Hmm I want to make mine lock
You can get one. I had one on my Ranger, it was around 30 bucks IIRC.
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That really sucks man. I'm not going to lie though, they got themselves some nice tails.
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well....you did a good job on the tails. Now you will have to hold a big red balloon or something out of the window when you are stopping.

no....sorry this is a serious matter. Sorry about your lights dude.
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man that sucks, those looked so good. Locking the tailgate for sure and then some torx or allen head scews

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can take mine off in 15 seconds if i really tried...
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sorry to hear...are you in MI?
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man that sucks, those looked so good. Locking the tailgate for sure and then some torx or allen head scews




can take mine off in 15 seconds if i really tried...


Yeah they are a breeze to pull off. I usually lock the tailgate too. I just gave my cousin the spare keys and left it unlocked because I don't think I have the tailgate key on the ring with the spares.

When I get back home I'm gonna buy some Security Torx bits.
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sorry to hear...are you in MI?
nahh, AZ till tomorrow night. Then back home.
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well at least they didnt key it or mess anything up in the process and yes they can be replaced just sucks having to take the time to retint them again!!! i agree if you see the smash the hell outta them and do it right in front of them!!! LOL!!!
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that sucks @$$ man. make sure 100% that they are yours before hulk gets angry and goes smashy smashy!
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Why not steal them back instead of smash them?
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Take it as a complement brotha.. **** looked so good they just HAD to steal it...Been trying to do mine in the 1 or 2 hours I've had off in the last 3 days, but Autozone only carries some cheap brand of Lens Tint... If I'm not mistaken, I think the actual name of it is Lens Tint.. Did you go with VHT or??
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sorry to hear steve, surprised they didn't take the tailgate while they were at it. Was wondering what you used to tint your tails?
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do you think it happened cuz u had them posted on the internet?
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That blows, dude.
Fortunately they didn't mess with anything else. If you happen to track them down, you shouldn't be as nice to them. Take them back but bash in everything else on their truck. Just make sure not to leave the Ranger at your aunt's house again after that! lol
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Haha I like that one^
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That sucks. They were beautiful!
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That blows, dude.
Fortunately they didn't mess with anything else. If you happen to track them down, you shouldn't be as nice to them. Take them back but bash in everything else on their truck. Just make sure not to leave the Ranger at your aunt's house again after that! lol
You know, the sad thing is that my Aunt lives in a MUCH nicer area than I do lol. Nobody messes with the truck at home. I live in the barrio ese! lol

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do you think it happened cuz u had them posted on the internet?
Nahh. I post pics of all of my cars online. I think some friends of the neighbor just saw the tails and thought they would look reel sik on his truk brah. Those jerks.

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sorry to hear steve, surprised they didn't take the tailgate while they were at it. Was wondering what you used to tint your tails?
I work for a major paint company so I used some of our single stage black mixed in with some of our clearcoat. All catalized urethane products so they are as UV resistant as the paint on the rest of the car, and things like laquer thinner and acetone won't wash it off. Good stuff.


You know, the thing that pisses me off most about this whole thing is that if the neighbor dudes are the ones that stole the lights, If they just bothered to ASK me, I probably would have tinted their lights for FREE. I just like doing stuff like that sometimes and I don't really ever even charge for things like that anymore. It's not a money issue, i just like to do it because I am in the position to and I can.

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