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      11-13-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
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WHEELS ARE BEING STOLEN! If you see anyone hustling Legit LMs or OEM 359s, DIAL 911

I was greeted with this sight this AM:





3 cars in a secured (transponder based system) and heavily video camera'd garage were hit in total; the two you see (mine is the white one), and a Nissan Maxima that had some NISMO 19s just put on it. I just put on my OEM Style 359Ms about 2 months ago, and my buddy Jerald's authentic BBS LMs (bought new 6 months ago) were taken as well. This is the first time that cops have seen this happen here, but apparently this kind of thing has been happening quite a bit in Greenwich, Old Greenwich, Scarsdale, Norwalk, etc, where guys are going into pretty secure places and going wheel shopping. If anyone sees a set of OEM 359Ms with 235/35/19 and 265/35/19s Michelin Pilot Supersports on them (M3 wheels with non-M fitment, not too common), or authentic BBS LMs in e9x fitment (19x8.5/9.5) with CF centercaps and Conti DW in the same fitment as above, call the cops, they might be stolen.






I need a drink now.
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Oh wow that sucks! Did you (or the police) get any video footage?
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Wow that sucks big time but now i'm scared for my rims and I have Authentic DPE's.
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Shocked. Plate number off the car? No way these guys were walking around with heavy ass cement blocks. They knew what they wanted obviously.
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Id be surprised if they just pulled up in a car, broken into a secure garage that just happened to have a few grand in wheels in it. These guys a pros.

Feel bad for you man. Never had rims stolen but have had a $500 spoiler stolen of my old tl.
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really sorry to see this happen to you. i think we are all empathizing. just curious if any of you guys have wheel locks? once again, we feel for you. go grab a drink like you said.
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This is why you have insurance and most likely will not pay for your aftermarket oem wheels right?
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Wow thats awful. Please don't tell me this happened in Greenwich? I really didn't think i'd need to get wheel locks here but now i'm rethinking....
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This is why you have insurance and most likely will not pay for your aftermarket oem wheels right?
Depends. Either way you'll be getting OEM prices on the wheels back in a claim charge.
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Sorry to hear. Do any of those cars have wheel locks? I'm in one of the towns mentioned and have wheel locks on mine.
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more like its been being stolededed....die thieves!
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damn they even took the lugs wtf...
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Sorry to hear. Do any of those cars have wheel locks? I'm in one of the towns mentioned and have wheel locks on mine.
One of the cars had wheel locks so they shattered a window to get in and pop the trunk to steal the wheel locks. If people want your wheels, they will get them.
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Post pics of wheels so we know what to look for!

search craigslist, ebay, other forums. check for all areas in the tri-state. Post on other forums also.
Jerald's...

(I don't have pics of his on his car...I know he's on the forum, just forget what his UID is)
Mine...(stealing Kamek's pic cause I had the same wheels)



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Oh wow that sucks! Did you (or the police) get any video footage?
Tons of footage...I am going to nag them to see it. Hopefully the cops use it to actually get someone

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Wow that sucks big time but now i'm scared for my rims and I have Authentic DPE's.
Don't be. I'm not getting steelies afterward because of this.

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Horrible. Please keep us posted. Sorry dude.
Thanks, I appreciate it...it happens...guess you never think it happens to you...until it does.

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Shocked. Plate number off the car? No way these guys were walking around with heavy ass cement blocks. They knew what they wanted obviously.
They definitely did. According to the security guys, they drove 3 vehicles in...a sedan, a minivan to carry the wheels, and a motorcycle support vehicle. The sedan had the transponder. None of them had license plates.

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Id be surprised if they just pulled up in a car, broken into a secure garage that just happened to have a few grand in wheels in it. These guys a pros.

Feel bad for you man. Never had rims stolen but have had a $500 spoiler stolen of my old tl.
Thanks, and I agree...they were definitely wheel shopping. There are 6x 911s parked all around me, at least 3x of which had MSRPs 3x higher than mine, with very very nice wheels, and are all less than 2 years old, 2x S63s, 2x S550s (current generation), and none of them were touched.

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really sorry to see this happen to you. i think we are all empathizing. just curious if any of you guys have wheel locks? once again, we feel for you. go grab a drink like you said.
Thanks... Jerald (guy with the LMs) had wheel locks, I did not. Jerald's passenger window was broken, passenger door scratched, center console trashed...and they got the wheel lock key out of the hidden spot he placed it within his trunk. Someone today asked me why he would be so stupid as to keep the wheel lock key in the car. I responded by asking why he would be so stupid as to NOT keep the wheel lock key in the car. On the other hand, my windows, passenger door, and interior were all intact. Take that for what it's worth. I've always been of the belief that if someone is truly motivated to steal your stuff, they're gonna get it, one way or another, and that adding obstacles which can be somewhat easily overcome (lettuce be cereal, I don't care what dumb $300 wheel lock you have, it can be defeated by some nitrogen, a chisel and a hammer) is a surefire way to incur more damage than you otherwise would. Unfortunately, today I got to witness my theory in action

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This is why you have insurance and most likely will not pay for your aftermarket oem wheels right?
I would imagine they might have put up a fight otherwise since I am temporarily away from Chubb, which i <3...but I got a rider on my policy for modifications for the largest amount possible without going to agreed value, so I am covered.

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Wow thats awful. Please don't tell me this happened in Greenwich? I really didn't think i'd need to get wheel locks here but now i'm rethinking....
It didn't happen in Greenwich, it happened in Stamford. However, this is the first time it's happened in Stamford...it's not the first time it's happened in Greenwich by any stretch of the imagination whatsoever. And see what I posted above about wheel locks...IMHO, it's a great way to have your car broken into and damaged even more.

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Depends. Either way you'll be getting OEM prices on the wheels back in a claim charge.
No, I'll be getting the full value of the wheels I paid for...it's why I insured for them. That said, I would imagine most would still get similar results without being as paranoid as I am.

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Sorry to hear. Do any of those cars have wheel locks? I'm in one of the towns mentioned and have wheel locks on mine.
The black one had the EU McGard wheel locks, the ones that everyone drools over and pays stupid money for. His car got its window broken, door screwed up, console ripped apart, and still got it's wheels stolen. Mine didn't have that happen. Take that for what it's worth.
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more like its been being stolededed....die thieves!
Agreed Tee...I followed your advice/insight in getting my 359s...think I might go even more aggressive next time, might have to talk with you about that.

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damn they even took the lugs wtf...
I know, right? That's just weird. They left Jerald's radar and took all of our wheel lugs. I just don't get it.
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No alarm on the black car? If it did, I'm sure it wouldve gone off once the truck was open.
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Wheel lugs are like 100 bucks for a complete set.
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Makes me sick to my stomach to see that... Hope you can get this all resolved.

P.S. I run 9" +26 with 235/35 front and 10" +20 265/30 rear (saw your post about wanting to go more aggressive).
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Wow...in a secured garage too..I hope they get caught. Keep us posted man and I hope everything works out fine. I see people are mentioning wheel locks, so the wheel locks that came with our cars are pretty much useless then ?
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Thanks Matt for getting this out there. I think you've covered the details of the incident as occurred. Truthfully, too f*cking pissed to elaborate further.

Attached is the pic of my car intact. As requested, if you guys see/hear anything, please let us know. Much appreciated.
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