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Check out NorthernTool. They sell a lock set (Item# 125580), from DeadBolt
that includes a hitch lock and a trailer pin lock. The pin lock fits PERFECTLY in the spare tire mount hole. The lock twists in from behind while you hold the key and provides a snug fit. Between this lock and the locking lug, I doubt it will be easy to jack the spare.

Here's a couple of pics:

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that's very cool! isn't the spare carrier just mounted to the truck with a few bolts though?

Yeah, but I still dont think it would be all that easy to get at them without the tire off. If they want it that bad, they'll probably find a way, but by then they'll have a Sig pointed at their head with me behind the trigger! LOL View attachment Gunner.bmp
 

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Just wondering, why didnt you try out the spare tire lock, #125583?
yeah, what he said. The spare tire lock is $10 cheaper than the posted lock.
 

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how far out does it stick compared to the stock bolts. it looks really long in the picture. but the head-on shot you took it doesnt, but its not a good angle to see.
 

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Thanks Trader, big help. just ordered mine. Im picking up my truck on tuesday, now i know my beauty of a spare will be safer.
 

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Be careful not to get the larger diameter like I did. I measured the hole and ordered the larger diameter, it being the same size, see where I'm going with this....yea, I was on the grinder for 15 minutes. But yes, I ordered from the same place and yes, they are very cool.
 

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This is exactly what I was looking for; thanks Trader!
However, before ordering, I want to know which one of the following two would fit on my FJ spare wheel (factory Steel) WITHOUT modifications (grinding).

DeadBolt Spare Tire Lock - Item# 125583 ? OR
Deadbolt Hitch & Coupler Lock Set — Keyed Alike - Item# 125580?

I actually dont need the Hitch lock but I also dont want to GRIND something thats larger in diameter to make it fit.

I would also like to hear from others who own either of these.

Thanks much.
 

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I have the DeadBolt Spare Tire Lock - Item# 125583 and it works fine. I didn't have to grind anything, but did have to slightly enlarge the spare tire mount hole on the FJ. I used a portable drill and a 1/2" bit.

It's easy: the "mod" took all of about 15 seconds, didn't require removing the spare tire and is not at all visible. :)
 

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I have the DeadBolt Spare Tire Lock - Item# 125583 and it works fine. I didn't have to grind anything, but did have to slightly enlarge the spare tire mount hole on the FJ. I used a portable drill and a 1/2" bit.

It's easy: the "mod" took all of about 15 seconds, didn't require removing the spare tire and is not at all visible. :)
Thanks for the feedback 23V. That sounds doable. In the meanwhile I also looked up the TRD website for the Wheel Lock Kit (Part Number 00276-42960). The pic shows 5 pieces. However, I dont know how those work; and if they come with a key (although I dont see a lock in the pic).

Does anyone has any idea how the wheel lock kit on the TRD website work?
Or else, am gonna go with 23V's idea, and get the DeadBolt.
 
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