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Old 29th November 2010, 07:57   #31
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Pardon my ignorance, why wouldn't they steal the car as such? Why not the monograms like in Mumbai, why only the wheels? How much would they fetch these guys for the risk they're undertaking?

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guys look the at the tiny sumo brakes.. no wonder why these car meet with a lot of accidents...
Cost cutting to make the car cheaper!!!
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Old 23rd January 2012, 13:05   #32
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Yesterday was my day

Some moron flicked the wheel cap of my swift which was parked outside on the road, on saturday night. Noticed it when I was washing my car yesterday.

Attempt was made to flick the left wheel caps, they could only succeed to remove the rear one.

Need to secure my car with a tarpaulin cover.

Any guidance on how much with the wheel caps costs for swift vxi ?

Appreciate your help
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Old 23rd January 2012, 13:19   #33
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Though we on Team-BHP may be just a very small number, but will it help if we can make sure our friends and relatives don't buy wheels from secondary market. Afterall, if buyers are reduced the risk against benefits might be a deterrent for such kind of stealing.
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Old 23rd January 2012, 15:03   #34
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Well what can I say? Somebody flicked my tyre valve caps yesterday. All four of them. They were the metallic ones which fitted quite nicely I must say. After seeing this thread I can say I am glad that it was just valve caps and not the full wheel and tyre .
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Old 27th January 2012, 13:46   #35
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This happens in chennai too. It was almost a month back , on my neighbour hood flats , a flat owner had parked his santro with all 4 new wheels inside the flat's parking area. He was shocked to notice 2 of those wheels were missing the next morning and stones had replaced the tyres.
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Any guidance on how much with the wheel caps costs for swift vxi ?

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MGM wheel caps is about 400 odd per wheel cap.
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Spotted by my sister-in-law.Looks like someone just got ripped off his wheels/alloys!

Mods,please remove/merge if this doesn't belong here..
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Spotted by my sister-in-law.Looks like someone just got ripped off his wheels/alloys!

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this is exactly what happened to one of my college professors in year 1999 when he had called up everyone for extra classes on a Sunday and someone stole wheels/alloys from his car parked outside the college and left the car it on bricks.
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Old 1st June 2012, 17:17   #39
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This is what they call "car left on Bricks".
This used to be common in Mumbai region also.
Damn petty thieves, got away with the wheels of this poor guys New Swift!
Very unfortunate, that..
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What's worrisome is that even regular steel wheels aren't spared. This Swift appears to be a base variant.
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This is what they call "car left on Bricks".
This used to be common in Mumbai region also.
Damn petty thieves, got away with the wheels of this poor guys New Swift!
Very unfortunate, that..
Don't say it used to be! My friend's 2005 Santro's wheels got flicked last week in Grant Road. South Mumbaites, beware!
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I had a nut stolen from one of my wheels. Just one nut. Bought a matching replacement one but the chrome on that did not last long and stands out from the other nuts.

Doesnt bother me much now.
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Default Rampant Wheel Theft Of Parked Cars In The United States (NYT Article)

We weep about our car logos being flicked - in some areas of US, the entire wheels (alloys + tyres) are flicked and somehow end up for sale on online marketplaces. Just like victims of logo theft in India go to chor bazaars to buy them cheaply, the victims of wheel theft in US go to these online marketplaces to buy stolen alloys/tyres!

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/08/ny...it_th_20120608

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The sight of partially dismembered cars left up on blocks was fairly common decades ago, when it came to symbolize cities lost to crime. But wheel and tire thefts are now resurgent around the country, thanks to anonymous online marketplaces that provide easy access to customers, and advances in power tool technology that allow thieves to remove them with the speed of a Nascar pit crew.

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More often, though, stolen tires are peddled online, according to law enforcement officials. In a twist, such sites can be the very place many people turn for replacements after they have been robbed.
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Hi guys,
Both rear wheels have been stolen yesterday night while i had parked the car outside my house. I stay near hebbal area in bangalore. Lot of people park the cars in the road itself here. Need to be careful going forward.

Swift vdi. I had put michelin tyres in 2010, have run 45k kms after that.

Went to police station, hoysala team came and inspected the vehicle. Will be registering a complaint with them. Have called up the insurance agency, but not sure if this will be covered.

Is there any way we can ensure this doesnt happen ? Car had Nippon security installed from the Maruti Authorised dealer..

rgds,
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A friend had his alloys stolen last month. The car, a Punto, was parked outside his house in Kammanahalli area. A neighbor woke up in the middle of the night, and heard some noises outside. He came out to see a Omni standing next to the car, and when he raised his voice, the guys in the Omni ran away. They had already removed 3 wheels, and were working on the 4th.

After my friend called the cops, they were standing near the car. And an Omni comes by. As soon as my friend & neighbor looked towards the Omni, they sped off !! The audacity to come back to finish the work they had started !
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