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How to prevent theft of offroad lights?

One of my buddies had some offroad lights stolen off his truck because all someone needed was a rachet and a socket to take them and run. Well Im gonna be gettin some offroad lights (probably for x-mas) and i was wondering how i can prevent them from theft. I thought about tack welding the bolt and the nut, but then i wouldn't be able to remove the lights if i needed to later down the road. Anyone else have an idea?
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KC makes locking bolts for theirs. Or use some crazy shapped nuts to hold them on.
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where you gonna put them? on a roof bar? of front bar?
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i shall have my waag bar next week
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a gun would help to prevent them from being taken.like a month ago my friend was at work at olive garden and some kids stole his brushguard and lights off his single cab ranger.caught the kids and made them put them back on so.no matter how hard they are to get off if someone wants them badd, there gonna take them.
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Maybe rig up some small razor blades?
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a gun is harmless if you dont catch them... and no i wouldnt carry one on me lol!!
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i thought it was a good idea.
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Get a Bull Bar, its a pain in the a** to get the the lights taken off in any sort of short time frame. lol.
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different style nuts...
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we tack weld on the nut and if u need to to come off torch the nuts and twist with a cresent wrench
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You could mount them behind your billet grill, that's what I plan on doing. But since you're getting a waag bar I guess that sort of defeats the point a little.
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I too am planing on putting mine behind my grill and I definately like the gun idea. When I turn 21 I wanna get my CWP anyways.
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I say Tack 'em, then torch 'em when you need to take them off.
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Eppoxy. It wont just unscrew and if a theif sees that he won't even attempt to get it off.
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One of my buddies had some offroad lights stolen off his truck because all someone needed was a rachet and a socket to take them and run. Well Im gonna be gettin some offroad lights (probably for x-mas) and i was wondering how i can prevent them from theft. I thought about tack welding the bolt and the nut, but then i wouldn't be able to remove the lights if i needed to later down the road. Anyone else have an idea?

I still have a pair of those KC light locks if your interested

KC Light Locks
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KC Lite locks......


I have them for my waag and KC's. Still havn't installed the lites, but the locks are pretty cool. about $30-35 for a new set. Only down side: anyone can buy the lite locks and just use the key to unbolt your over priced awesome lites.
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drill a hole through the bolt/nut and insert a padalock

i dunno its an idea
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red locktight..... ****s impossible to get off unless its heated for like 20 mins... or do that weld thing....
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lotta loctite and an alarm. if you mod your truck any an alarm is a must but usually the last thing folks get
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do not lock tite lights your asking for trouble when just trying to take them off yourself
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cotter pin...sorry to bump an old thread but it just hit me
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What does the cotter pin buy you? Any theif that is going to have a wrench handy surely could have a set of needle nosed plires too. It might slow them down.. but surely wouldn't prevent anything!
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ditto
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Are you people weak or what? Red locktite is no where near impossible to get off. Every bolt that I'v installed on my truck has red locktite on them, and I'v taken most of them off at least once.. heck one even vibrated off!
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