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So I'm seriously debating some Baja Designs LP6 or LP9 on the front bumper and haven't seen any info on the bolt installation setup. Perhaps it's just my overthinking but does anyone use security bolts on these to prevent or deter theft; especially considering the price of the lights?
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Yea it depends on the areas you frequent I imagine. They are worth stealing though.
 

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So I'm seriously debating some Baja Designs LP6 or LP9 on the front bumper and haven't seen any info on the bolt installation setup. Perhaps it's just my overthinking but does anyone use security bolts on these to prevent or deter theft; especially considering the price of the lights?
I installed LP6 lights on my frt bumper and after having lights stolen from my TJ now I always use break-off nuts like what is used on traffic signs along with security bolts
 
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I installed LP6 lights on my frt bumper and after having lights stolen from my TJ now I always use break-off nuts like what is used on traffic signs along with security bolts
Yeah, that's a terrible day for sure. One I'd like to try and avoid.
 

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i'm stabbing in the dark here because I'm not 100% sure of the angle or location you're looking at for the install, but have you considered foregoing bolts and nuts and just using steel rivets?
 
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The problem with those is they are a common as the penny. Everyone's got a bit. Commonly made.
I know there's no "full-proof" way to totally protect them. If someone wants them bad enough they'll get em. I was just curious what the group-think was on this.
 

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I’ve been considering using one of these to make it tough to steal my winch, but I’d like it more for lights. The winch would be pretty involved to remove with a skid plate blocking two of four bolts.

https://factor55.com/product/winch-lock/

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I’ve been considering using one of these to make it tough to steal my winch, but I’d like it more for lights. The winch would be pretty involved to remove with a skid plate blocking two of four bolts.

https://factor55.com/product/winch-lock/

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Thank you for contributing, I knew I wasn't the only one concerned about protecting our high $$$ upgrades. I definitely like the look of these, the more intimidating the better. Most thieves like quick and easy targets. Anything to further deter and give caution to would-be thieves is a win in my book. :like:
 

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Thank you for contributing, I knew I wasn't the only one concerned about protecting our high $$$ upgrades. I definitely like the look of these, the more intimidating the better. Most thieves like quick and easy targets. Anything to further deter and give caution to would-be thieves is a win in my book. :like:
I agree. When in my area, there’s all but no risk. But I’m always worried in Denver. Now we just need to ask Factor 55 if they’d consider making these in different sizes, and as nuts. It’s the best design I’ve seen so far, but maybe others know of better stuff out there. I just stumbled upon it when looking for replacement snap rings for my flat link.
 

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Thank you for contributing, I knew I wasn't the only one concerned about protecting our high $$$ upgrades. I definitely like the look of these, the more intimidating the better. Most thieves like quick and easy targets. Anything to further deter and give caution to would-be thieves is a win in my book. :like:
I’ve been going back and forth regarding a bolt hood lock for a while, as I have several other bolt items, but I don’t like the grill trimming. Maybe I’ll get past it, mentally.
 
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I’ve been going back and forth regarding a bolt hood lock for a while, as I have several other bolt items, but I don’t like the grill trimming. Maybe I’ll get past it, mentally.
I'm the same on the hood lock, haven't seen one I'm happy with the look. So I've been leaning more towards locking hood latches
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