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Any Steering wheel lock recommendations?

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14 Apr 2019 07:54 #206034 by Andy2640
Howdy Folks,

Planning on getting a steering wheel lock for added security.

Has anyone got info on whats the best make and model etc.

Thanks in advance.

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14 Apr 2019 08:35 #206039 by Scimike
I have a few on my classic cars and have worked in Halfords so had the chance to compare the various makes. I have even had to remove one with a saw when I lost the key, so note from this they can be removed if you are determined.
The best in the ones I have and also compared is disklock, unfortunately it's also the most expensive.
This like is just so you can see one, it may not be the size for the new Jimny.

www.amazon.co.uk/Disklok-Steering-Securi...proved/dp/B00SLB6WXE

Pro
The most secure
Large visible deterrent
Various sizes to fit wheel

Cons
If a heavy lump of metal in the car
Can be a fiddle to fit
It's expensive

Nothing will stop them if they want it. Sensible parking and common sense is your best defence, this is second.
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14 Apr 2019 09:16 #206042 by Andy2640
Thanks for the reply...

That looks a right tank! Very sturdy looking thing.

Your so right, its about a few things I suppose:

- Deterrence, hence the look of the lock is a big factor
- Time it takes to break the lock if an attack came about.
- Where its parked. / Day or night /CCTV around

Thanks for the recommendation, i'm going to Halfords this morning. I'll take some pictures of whats on offer.

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14 Apr 2019 09:21 #206043 by Scimike
Just ask them to open the boxes so you can compare construction etc. Have fun.
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14 Apr 2019 09:31 #206044 by Lambert
I also have a disklok as a hangover from owning a defender. They are only a deterrent to the opportunist and will not withstand a sustained attack. Think of it as part of a layered approach with other systems to compliment it. Oh and I hate using it. It's too numb and awkward.

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14 Apr 2019 09:33 #206046 by Daniel30
Disklok is chunky but a well made piece of kit, always recommended in the Ford focus ST scene to help stop them being stolen. Trouble is people want a steering wheel lock to be light and easy to take off etc.........
So do the criminals that steal the cars ;)
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14 Apr 2019 12:51 #206058 by Andy2640
START AT 8 MIN MARK. Still one of the best "slow em down" security devices.

Thinking of getting a Rottweiler as well ;-)


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14 Apr 2019 12:57 #206059 by Andy2640
Disclock - £119

GPS tracker - (works via pay as you go) No subscription, just message and pings back location on google maps. Only £40.00

First aid kit - In case i pinch my finger or summit. Or my new Rotty bites by hand off. The thief will bleed to death though im afraid.

Tyre inflation device

Tyre pressure checker

And something to make you go mmmmhhhhhh???

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14 Apr 2019 13:14 - 14 Apr 2019 13:19 #206060 by stiffsteve204me

Andy2640 wrote: Disclock - £119

GPS tracker - (works via pay as you go) No subscription, just message and pings back location on google maps. Only £40.00

First aid kit - In case i pinch my finger or summit. Or my new Rotty bites by hand off. The thief will bleed to death though im afraid.

Tyre inflation device

Tyre pressure checker

And something to make you go mmmmhhhhhh???








mmmmhhhhhh???





:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: ;)


Pizz take aside, the Disc-Lock thingamygimmy is on my list.

I am guessing that the "small" size is suitable for the Gen4?


Edit to say, Eurocarparts have a sale on the Disc-Lock, which ends tonight.

www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/p/car-accessori...34993483652447000841


One hell of a link, but, £112.76, if you use the discount code.





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14 Apr 2019 13:20 - 14 Apr 2019 13:24 #206061 by Andy2640
LOL...

Hi Steve,

Still got to measure the wheel. And i aint got one to measure yet. Gen 4 owners, any takers ?? :-)

EDIT: Steve's link = Damn it!! time is of the essence!! HELP!!

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Last edit: 14 Apr 2019 13:24 by Andy2640. Reason: I like how Europarts puts there prices WAY UP.... To end up knocking £8 quid off. Oh well, its still cheaper!! Hahaaa

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14 Apr 2019 15:40 #206074 by Hanslow
Hi Andy, just seen your request. The steering wheel on the gen4 is 37cm in diameter. Get your order in quick!
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14 Apr 2019 15:58 #206075 by Andy2640

Hanslow wrote: Hi Andy, just seen your request. The steering wheel on the gen4 is 37cm in diameter. Get your order in quick!


Arhhh Brilliant!!

THANK YOU very much Hanslow :-) :-)

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