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Old 05-31-2009, 03:28 PM   #101
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Old 05-31-2009, 03:28 PM   #102
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Sheriff's office left a message. Apparently in the "debris" around the car was a Range Rover Tool Kit as well. They apparently found the Range Rover that was also without wheels and the tool kit. I have 3 jacks under the car right now.

Good thoughts from everyone.

Have a garage, but left the opener at work when I let another engineer take Number 3 for the weekend. So didn't put it in the garage. Often in the summer, I'll just park in the driveway.

Had my hands full when I was bringing in our luggage, thought to lock the door and OOPS, central locking under the radio doesn't work real well with luggage hanging around your shoulder so I figured I would just hit the button on the key fob from inside the house. So either I did and the car didn't lock or I just didn't, the car was unlocked this morning and I am doubtful the thieves could have opened the doors without the key, but you never know.

Just hoping there is no damage to the exhaust or oil pan. We'll have to wait and see.

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Old 05-31-2009, 03:29 PM   #103
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wow, if I ever found out who did that to my car if that happened to me, I would beat their asses >:/ and if I caught them in the act, boy would they be so sorry for doing that... oh dang, i'm pissed for that guy :/
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Old 05-31-2009, 03:31 PM   #104
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Get a set of jackstands and put it up on them if you can.
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Old 05-31-2009, 03:43 PM   #105
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Holy crap, I was expecting you to have gotten a ticket...
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Old 05-31-2009, 03:44 PM   #106
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Absolutely disgusting. It might be a good idea to check the Craigslist posts for your area, too.

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Old 05-31-2009, 03:47 PM   #107
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Another tip is a game camera.

I have one outside it's got motion sensor. It's just cats and dogs 99% of the time.

But it's got night vision too. Good evidence gathering. I put tape over the LED and so they can't see record indicator on.

Yes it's true I am paranoid but I have been burned many times in the past and the recession brings out more night prowlers.
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Old 05-31-2009, 03:47 PM   #108
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So much for OnStar eh?
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Old 05-31-2009, 03:51 PM   #109
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i can't type what i really feel about it but that really sucks....
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Old 05-31-2009, 03:51 PM   #110
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This really sucks.
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Old 05-31-2009, 03:51 PM   #111
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dude that really sucks, as others i hope there is no under body damage
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:00 PM   #112
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dude, sry bout it.. lifes a b*^ch sometimes...hope ur car is okay..
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:00 PM   #113
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Get a set of jackstands and put it up on them if you can.
I think finding a way to get a jack under there will be the biggest problem.

That sucks Number 3, I hate to hear that. I sure hope you find out who did it. I have a feeling you'd have a whole forum of people willing to this guy up.
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:07 PM   #114
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I'll be honest with you. Sounds like an inside job to me. Somebody perusing these boards possibly. Who else would have known about Number 3's car? Don't think the 18" wheels are worth much on the market. Unfortunately, this is what happens when you attract that kind of attention. You want celebrity status? There ya go! This is why I'm not in favor of popularizing things or releasing too much information on this site because you inadvertently turn members like "Number 3" into venerable targets of vandalism and theft. I remember when Number 3 was giving his review and did everything but release his home address. Who knows? Maybe he did. Before you get too excited about your Camaro, I think you people need to think about what you are inviting holistically as opposed to just the glamor and sheer excitement this car has right now. Take measures to protect yourselves. Sucks that it happened, but it could have been avoided.
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:08 PM   #115
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thats sux really bad..... hope ur car is okay
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:13 PM   #116
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I'll be honest with you. Sounds like an inside job to me. Somebody perusing these boards possibly. Who else would have known about Number 3's car? Don't think the 18" wheels are worth much on the market. Unfortunately, this is what happens when you attract that kind of attention. You want celebrity status? There ya go! This is why I'm not in favor of popularizing things or releasing too much information on this site because you inadvertently turn members like "Number 3" into venerable targets of vandalism and theft.
/agree...although I'm sure all the posts were written while not thinking about something like this happening...it's human nature to think most people are good, but then reality sets in occasionally.
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:13 PM   #117
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That is one benefit of living in LA. No matter what you have on your car, there will always be some car nearby with flashier wheels, guaranteed. Just put locks on your wheels and they'll move on to an easier, more inviting target. (No shortage of fools in this area who put thousands of dollars worth of rims on their beater and leave it on the street with no wheel locks).

It seems like it would take extra work to do this without leaving it on blocks. Ouch.
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:16 PM   #118
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At least they could have left cinder blocks. Sheesh. Looks like they went to great lengths not to damage the body of the car. Gee guys, thanks!
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:16 PM   #119
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Um, garage anybody? You know, that thing attached to your house that protects your car from weather and criminals? Maybe people should keep their car in there at night?
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:27 PM   #120
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Yes, but it's terrible he cannot park his car outside his own house and not have to worry about a bunch of assholes taking his rims. I hope the car is OK.

I was just reading a post on NAGTROC about a GT-R getting it's rims stolen too. Seems it's happening more and more.

Hope they find them. Good luck!
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:30 PM   #121
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Number3 Sorry to hear about your car I hope everything with the underbody is fine.
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:31 PM   #122
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Maybe a fork truck or pallet jack could be used to lift the car without further damage...
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:32 PM   #123
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Would have not matter if your car was locked or not. They would have still gotten the rims, and the factory alarm is not shock activated. At least I do not think GM cars are....

Anywho, whoever took them did it for the rubber. Not the rims. The camaro comes with perralli's ? Even if not, they come with a decent enough tire that someone would take, re-sell cheap, and make a buck. Its the new "make a buck deal" A use tire shop will buy them no questions ask. As for your rims, they will sell em to. Someone looking for a Spare, or drag radials rims will get em in a heartbeat.

Always buy wheel locks with nice rims or tires. On my stang I have hub locks and wheel locks. The wheel locks also have a very unique key, that not any universal lock will fit.

If your feeling really good, use 2 wheel locks on one wheel.
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:32 PM   #124
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Um, garage anybody? You know, that thing attached to your house that protects your car from weather and criminals? Maybe people should keep their car in there at night?
Not everyone has a garage.
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:39 PM   #125
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Reminds me of a story of a guy who broke into a women house who was a black belt in 3 martial arts. The guy got caught and started running away but she caught up with him. She kick his azz big time and put him in the hospital . Could u imagine telling the guys in jail ya i got my butt kicked by a girl lol. Hope who ever did this gets karma for this.
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