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    Thefts of bumpers splitters etc?

    There seems to be alot of it going on at the moment.

    Naturally I am a bit concerned, any advice on how to prevent thievery and pics of security measures people have done?

    I have Irmscher Coupe bodykit
    Drives:Mazda 6 MPS- Zoom Zoom

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    I suppose securing with more screws somehow? think it was silver shadow secured his GSI front bumper with extra screws etc
    Im tiny bit fortunate as there are rarely cars theft in my area, let alone bodykits.
    Disclaimer - some of the above text may actually be sarcasm (believe it or not!)

    Astra 02, SRi 1.8i - Irmscher'd up (a bit) with Zebra front bumper


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    This may just be paranoia, but one day the small section of my prodrive bumper extension disappeared. didnt seem loose or anything but I parked at my mates and then the next morning it wasnt there. maybe it came off while driving but not only were all the screws gone the sealant was all in a perfect line, not like it was hanging off or anything.
    Goodbye

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    My brother and I have got some extra security bit on our cars though, Locking wheel nuts of two different types on each wheel. anti theft number plate bolts like below

    http://www.ultimatemods.co.uk/vauxha...richbrook.html


    Locking valve caps

    http://www.ultimatemods.co.uk/vauxha...alve-caps.html

    Didnt get them from that place but you can see what they look like though.
    Goodbye

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    replace the plastic push in pin clips on the top of the bumper under the bonnet with stainless steel bolts fitted with washers...
    Drives a 53 plate Arden Blue Zafira A Gsi 2ltr turbo...

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    Lock the car in a garage at night, don't leave the keys out.
    2003 Sapphire Black 3Dr DTi Astra
    Custom Irmscher kit, Interior Leather/Alcantara retrim & Alpine/Focal Install
    Install progress (----------)

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    I Have a Gsi bumper, and i park my car about 2 inches off the garage door. Which should make it a little difficult to steal it.

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    probably because people are bashing their bumpers about sliding incompetently on snow/slush/ice and are too cheap to go and buy a replacement one so they'd rather steal someone else's.

    By the way don't waste your money on the "theft proof" valve caps - they don't work, I bought a set of richbrook ones and within a couple of days some little scrotes stole 3 of them waste of bloody money - just put plain black plastic ones on from the scrappy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supersterl View Post
    replace the plastic push in pin clips on the top of the bumper under the bonnet with stainless steel bolts fitted with washers...
    Thats what i have done to mine.

    Mark

    MK4 Astra Van 1.7 DTI Sportive

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