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#31 Old 11-03-2012, 09:08 AM
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Are you kidding me????? They stole it again???? What the **** is wrong with people.


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Yep! What can I say. I'm gutted! But this is not an uncommon thing in the UK. Hyundai need to catch up with the times and design something that isn't so easy to steal!

I've got to consider whether it's worth holding onto the vehicle, or selling it for something that isn't so appealing to theives!
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Yikes amerdeem that's rotten luck - I do sympathise.

I was getting paranoid about this before selling the car (for other reasons) and saw this lock: http://www.motorspeed.com/Spare-Wheel-Lock-For-Outside-Mounted-Spare-Wheels-On-4x4-Veh/cat/3/sub/68/product/3929 which may offer extra protection.

Frankly though any preventative measure you implement isn't going to deter a thief intent on having the wheel. Sooner than not replacing the wheel and relying on a tyre fix kit, I'd be tempted to source a steel rim 5114.3 (PCD)/ 35 to 45 (offset) and 67.1 (bore) and a part worn tyre, then engrave your registration onto it on both sides and spray it a wild bright colour.

Possibly grasping at straws here, but would the spare fit under the boot floor if you removed the plastic storage trays?

If the wheel was stolen from the same location it may be worth setting up some PIR lights and some form of security camera. I caught some scroat damaging my car years ago after a spate of issues locally with just a trust video camera on long play hidden in the curtains.
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Hi All,

Discovered yesterday that my spare wheel on my 06/07 Santa had been nicked off the car. The tethering mechanism had been cut!!!

I'm going to get it sorted on the insurance, but can anyone offer me advice on how to secure it so it doesn't happen again? Wheel cover, in the boot etc.

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My spare wheel was missing - I remember hearing a loud bang whilst driving on the motorway a week or so earlier and I attribute this to the wheel dropping out. The tethering mechanism was cut or broken - maybe that is what happened to yours???
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Thanks for the measurements sbis. That's really helpful. Although it's proving to be a real challenge to source a steel wheel that is 18" and in those measurements. Closest I can get is a cheap alloy, but where I can stipulate the PCD, no additional information is available on sites like eBay.

As for putting it in the boot after removing he tray isn't a option either as it wouldn't be secured and would defeat the purpose of buying this vehicle, which is a family car able to store shopping, prams etc.
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My spare wheel was missing - I remember hearing a loud bang whilst driving on the motorway a week or so earlier and I attribute this to the wheel dropping out. The tethering mechanism was cut or broken - maybe that is what happened to yours???
Definitely nicked! Especially as it's happened twice!
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That's strange I got my steel wheels from Hyundai for my winter tires.

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Well guys, I posted the original thread on this and I'm very sorry to say that I had my second spare wheel stolen in the last few days. I had protected it with a 12mm steel cable wrapped around the whinching cable, but that didn't bother them at all!

I cannot go through the insurance again as I'll lose my NCD and I'll have lost out both ways! So I'm going to hunt around for a steel wheel that I can keep in the garage and put in the boot for longer trips! I'll keep a couple of tyre sealants in the car for immediate emergencies.

Hyundai are totally against the ideal of replacing with a steel wheel, or in fact anything that isn't the officially branded spare wheel. They cite that the holes may not match up etc. Scare tactics, or genuine concern? I'd appreciate anyone's thoughts on this and if anyone can suggest somewhere in the Midlands to get such a thing then that would be great.

I've seen a couple of things on the net to protect Discovery spares, but I have a feeling that this is just a challenge for them! So, I've lost faith in any measure to stop the theft of something that is as exposed as the spare wheel.

BTW, I don't live in a high crime area - suburbia actually, but about a couple of years ago a load of travellers set up site about 10 miles from where I live. They're always around in their rag and bone vans, so I can only assume this is connected - but I'm no Sherlock Holmes. All I know is that the police aren't that interested!
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That's strange I got my steel wheels from Hyundai for my winter tires.
I think the OP is in the UK - where the use of winter tyres is rare and few manufacturers list steel wheels even as a special order part.

Now, it's usually cheaper in the UK to buy a set of 4 alloys than buy steel wheels !!

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Too bad the system is not similar to what I have on my 2004 Kia Sedona. It's like a full cage around the spare tire and the mechanism to lower it is a threaded bolt fully hidden in the body work.

Pics didn't come out too nice but you'll get the idea

This is the lowering nut (similar to SF)
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Here's the cage
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This is the threaded pipe that disappear into the body work and connect to the bolt
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Here's the hole in the body
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I think the OP is in the UK - where the use of winter tyres is rare and few manufacturers list steel wheels even as a special order part.

Now, it's usually cheaper in the UK to buy a set of 4 alloys than buy steel wheels !!
That's wild! My steelies cost $50 each so I wonder what shipping charges would be compared to buying a steel rim in the UK. Either way I think the thief is looking at this like a game. Two more runs at the OPs'car and he has a full set of new tires and rims.
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That's wild! My steelies cost $50 each so I wonder what shipping charges would be compared to buying a steel rim in the UK. Either way I think the thief is looking at this like a game. Two more runs at the OPs'car and he has a full set of new tires and rims.
Thats assuming he hasn't already targeted other santys.
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