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Take your spare out and put a flat one up their & then watch and laugh when they realized they stole a tire with a POS
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That's one awesome idea. Thanx
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get a pit bull, train him to hate tweakers, and chain him to or in the back of your truck. Problem solved
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get a pit bull, train him to hate tweakers, and chain him to or in the back of your truck. Problem solved
Then the bed is gonna be all full of crap. Not good for the lady, dude. lol
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Then the bed is gonna be all full of crap. Not good with the ladies, dude. lol
got a point, hmm tough one
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go to any tire shop and buy a second hand (or third hand) worn-to-hell full size tire and mount it on a cheap rim. use THAT as your spare. no serious thief'll waste time trying to steal that. and if somebody DOES steal it...big deal, its a cheap emergency-only tire
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go to any tire shop and buy a second hand (or third hand) worn-to-hell full size tire and mount it on a cheap rim. use THAT as your spare. no serious thief'll waste time trying to steal that. and if somebody DOES steal it...big deal, its a cheap emergency-only tire
I think that sounds like the plan. Spray paint it brown so it looks dry-rotten, and make sure you don't lock it, so they don't F your truck up anymore.
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I think that sounds like the plan. Spray paint it brown so it looks dry-rotten, and make sure you don't lock it, so they don't F your truck up anymore.
My original plan was to keep the original full size tire. But I guess Trey's idea is good. I just hate what they did to the truck. I'll lower the tire later.

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Yeah I had two junk aluminum wheels in the bed and some guy tookem while I was at work... I work down the street from a junk yard and I know all the management. I went down the street and described the wheels to them and they said they had not seen them but they would let me know if they did... So on my way back to my truck I saw some black guy with my rims on the handle bars of his bike... So I went right back in and told the guy what I just saw so he came out and told the guy to give me back my wheels or he was gonna call the cops... Long story short I got my wheels back, I declined to call police (I didnt want to go to court) and he was Banned from selling stuff at the junkyard...
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you could just get a body lift and then not have access to your spare lowering hole ;] atleast thats what happened to me lol but mine just sits in the bed, if some one wants to steal it, they can have it
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Smear Dog $hit all over it.... Wait thats what she said...


Hahaha just kidding thats nasty
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I saw this tailgate lock on the how to section. It seems interesting. I could weld a piece of metal angle on the lower part of the tail and block the hole, and since the tailgate is locked, it'd be kinda hard to get. Then again, those effers always find some way to eff your life.

There's the second or third hand tire option, using a cheap rim, although I'm not fond of the idea of having an unrealiable spare tire for when necessary.

I think what I'll do is find a way to modify the system, maybe turn the lowering system 180... the electric winch sounds interesting, but I don't have the resources to buy the winch...

If any of you guys have an idea, of any kind, i'll consider it.

I think I'm going to Laredo or McAllen Texas in a couple of weeks and hit some junkyards or autoparts stores and see if I can find something useful.

Thanks for all your comments.
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Hmm, now that I think of it. Do our Rangers even have lockable spares? I don't think so? But I've never had a problem with any cars I've owned.
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Hmm, now that I think of it. Do our Rangers even have lockable spares? I don't think so? But I've never had a problem with any cars I've owned.
yeah they are but not all the trucks came with the locks, my lock i got off a 99/2000 at a junkyard.
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I've seen mainly F-150s with an opening where my lock is and most of them have no spare tire. Then again, I think some just have a small plastic cover where the hole is. No security at all. That's what I liked about my Ranger, the lock for the spare.
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Why don't you just see if you can go underneath the truck and disable the lowering crank. Like have something jam it up pretty good and you would only be able to take it our if you knew how and where it was.
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Why don't you just see if you can go underneath the truck and disable the lowering crank. Like have something jam it up pretty good and you would only be able to take it our if you knew how and where it was.
That's actually a pretty good idea, man. Thanks. I think on saturday I'll lower the tire and disassemble the lowering crank and see if I can jam it somehow or turn it around.
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damn crackheads!
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^lol
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Superglue some fish hooks on it several places.....just remember where they are.
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I can't believe people actually steal spares. I've removed and thrown away countless Ranger spare locks, thinking they were more annoying than useful. Sounds like they do serve a purpose after all.
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If it wasn't for the lock, they'd have lowered the spare. Chain is hardened, so it is kinda hard to break. It's the only thing keeping those thieves from taking it away.
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