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Re: Locking your front bumper

Other than welding it on or tamperproof/security nuts... I think you are at the mercy of the criminal mind. I can't imagine someone stealing a bumper from an FJ without taking the entire FJ. I guess it is possible. I have worried about my synth. winch line a few times. But, if I tried to secure everything down on my FJ, I would go bonkers. I barely manage to keep track of my wheel lock key.

I found out a long time ago... if you make something harder for a thief to steal, they will just do more damage.

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Re: Locking your front bumper

Cool thanks for all of the advice guys. Ill just put the bolt back on and hope for the best.

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I have the same front bumper but with a Warn winch, extra lights ect, for protection I have a Viper alarm with remote paging. I added an additional shock sensor in the engine compartment and set it up to where if a rachet even slightly bumps my front bumper the alarm goes off! I also added a motion sensor to the alarm too! If my FJ moves up or down even by 1 degree it sets the alarm off, this prevents anyone from having enough time to even try to steel my wheels...
An alarm with remote paging that is properly set up is the best defense.. Once the alarm goes off it triggers the little pager on your key ring which in turns gives you enough time to get out there with a gun! The only thing that is going to stop someone from taking whats yours IS YOU! Everything else, a good theif will be able to get passed.... I also have 3 horns hooked up to my alarm and 3 blue lights too... At night the inside of my FJ looks like a damn disco, and when the alarm goes off it will wake everybody up within a 5 block radius
Thats a pretty intense sounding system you got there. How much did the entire thing cost you?

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Re: Locking your front bumper

It would be easier to steal the whole FJ and strip it.

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Thats a pretty intense sounding system you got there. How much did the entire thing cost you?
A buddy of mine who is in the business does it all for me.. With that being said I only have around $450 into it! Considering I just spent $2500 on my rims and tires the $450 that I put into my alarm is a small price to pay to protect my investment..
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Re: Locking your front bumper

http://www.tuffyproducts.com/p-161-1...her-bolts.aspx

A couple of these strategically placed couldn't hurt.


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Re: Locking your front bumper

^^^neat. agree with everybody, it may take me a few minutes, but if i want to take your bumper off, i'll get that lock off. more importantly if i'm making to much noise, i'm going to just steal your fj. and then really strip it.


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Re: Locking your front bumper

Yeah good points all around. Alright, I guess I wont worry about it. Maybe look into that alarm system though

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If someone really wants to steal your bumper dont make it hard to take it off. The thief will only do damage to your truck in the process if its hard....
Exactly what I was thinking.

I kind of feel that if there's no suggestions that it could happen, most likely they wouldn't think about it. As soon as you do something noticeable like the lock you currently have, it's only going to draw attention and most of all unwanted curiosity.

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Re: Locking your front bumper

Ya know, in less time, they can break the window, open the door - providing access to the door bolts - and steel your doors! Then your seats and dashboard! Then your horn!

Okay, sorry... this horse has been beaten

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