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    Any Tips for Buying Driving Light Security Nuts

    I'm looking to buy some locking nuts for my driving lights (IPF 900 Series I think).

    Are they all the same so best to look for a cheaper pair or is there a difference/something to look for?

    Access is a bugger so I don't want to faff around with drilling the bolt and inserting grub screws, padlocks unless the locking nuts just don't work.

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    locking nuts are only as good as the lack of imagination and ambition of the thief.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blknight.aus View Post
    locking nuts are only as good as the lack of imagination and ambition of the thief.
    You're right, they could steal the car!
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    We used to use ones like this at work. You can't get vice grips to lock onto them.

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    What was found quite often is that when they fail to remove the lights they often take to the vehicle itself either to steal or damage.

    Better to let them go.

    If they’re mildly difficult to access you’re already part way to preventing some theft.

    Most wont want IPFs anyway, good lights but considered too “old school”.
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    Punters are probably more likely to knock of a cheap set of 9” LED’s, cause the look cool and they will fit in with the majority.

    I haven’t bothered with my FYRLYT’s, and they look a million dollars with the new lens just fitted.

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    If I was that worried about lights getting stolen id tack weld the nut. Face it your probably never gonna take them off anyway.
    No matter what you do theres always a way for them to be stolen, 30 secs with a cordless grinder and take the whole tube off the bullbar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRJim View Post
    ...l.... 30 secs with a cordless grinder and take the whole tube off the bullbar.
    I say,
    That's not cricket ol' chap!
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    Quote Originally Posted by W&KO View Post
    Punters are probably more likely to knock of a cheap set of 9” LED’s, cause the look cool and they will fit in with the majority.

    A Hello 1507 searchlight was stolen off the bullbar of my County right outside our bedroom. I now drill and use rollpins. Damn difficult if I have to remove them even knowing what is used and where.

    Yes, battery angle grinders with those 1.00 mm discs are a thief's good friend.

    A few years before I had a melon head bull terrier who died of old age. Best burglar alarm and anti-theft device ever. Burglar screams like buggery when an 80 lb. bully fastens on to their ankle and starts crunching bones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by p38arover View Post
    We used to use ones like this at work. You can't get vice grips to lock onto them.

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    Pin punch and hammer .... I'd could have them off in seconds.
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