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Old 10-20-2017, 01:40 PM   #16
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Runs the battery down. Trip wire it to a Claymore in the trunk. Yeah, it makes a mess but drastically cuts down on repeat offenders.
Nice one!!!! It'd almost make the hole in the back of your trunk worth it....
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Old 10-20-2017, 01:51 PM   #17
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Tie a motion triggered taser to the plate so if anyone grabs the plate they get tased.
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Old 10-20-2017, 02:22 PM   #18
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I’d just order a set of factory screws then take those to a real nut bolt and fastener tool place and have them tell you the specs on it.
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Those aren't special. You can get a set of torx security bits anywhere. If a thief wants your plate and those are on it your gonna need a new bumper too cuz I guarantee he/she will rip the plate right off. Better off using regular screws to save the collateral damage.

And you have to remember stuff like that only stops honest people and thieves aren't honest and if they want it they will take it.
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Security torx is easy to remove with a flat head screw driver.
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Security torx is easy to remove with a flat head screw driver.
yup, anything can be removed if they really want it.
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#14 course....got it. I want black screws and this helps. Going tonight to buy them.
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Fill the security socket holes with quick set epoxy so they can't get anything in there to remove them. When you need to take them off use a dremel or angle grinder with a cutoff wheel to slot them and just use a screw driver then. I have to weld the plates onto my equipment trailer to keep the crackheads from stealing them from our shop yard.
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Fill the security socket holes with quick set epoxy so they can't get anything in there to remove them. When you need to take them off use a dremel or angle grinder with a cutoff wheel to slot them and just use a screw driver then. I have to weld the plates onto my equipment trailer to keep the crackheads from stealing them from our shop yard.

That would work well, I think.

The flip-side opinion of not making it hard to remove the plates in order to save on collateral damage does have merit, though. My friend owned a Jeep and stopped locking it because theives would simply cut the plastic top or windows to get into the Jeep. He just took everything of value out of it every single night, and never had a problem after that.
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I used these on my rear plate:
Hillman brand, 1/4" dia x 1" long, stainless steel sheet metal screws, "Security Torx Bit #27" required to install & remove. Got them at Lowe's.
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you might as well just rivet them then
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