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Old 05-01-2013, 12:47 AM   #51
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Sorry man...that stinks.

I used to live in Worcester...did nearly 10 years. If I had 20 bucks for everytime a friend had a theft / damage issue...
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:51 AM   #52
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you can't take a **** in nnj or nyc without your wheels getting stolen, its a lot worst for the new accord and civic owners, here they don't just take the wheels they take the entire car. worthless asswipes
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:59 AM   #53
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Guarantee they are on a Spanish kids 02 wrx with hub adapters. They aren't being sold on Craigslist most likely. It's the same thing they are doing to all the accords and tls. Started with the Honda fits and 99 si wheels being stolen.
They all have the oem wheels looking "fresh". Look at how many 98-99ish accords have 2013 accord wheels on them.
Wouldn't be surprised they are on someone elses car right now since they haven't popped up for sale yet. There were more expensive cars in the parking lot than my car, so if they were going to steal and sell them, the MBs or BMWs in the parking would have been better targets.

Just doing my best not to stress out over it. It bothers me a lot knowing my car was violated like that, but at the end of the day I'm safe, and the car will be fixed. I pay my insurance company to deal with this crap.

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My guess, as others have mentioned, is someone from the hotel called their buddy or someone saw you pull in the lot.
I thought more and more about it, and when I pulled into the hotel parking lot, the only other person that was on Plantation Street was some old dude with a huge nasty beard in a rusted out S10. As much as I don't want to point fingers without any proof or evidence, hotel staff is looking to be the most likely culprit.

The good news on that end is Marriott corporate was very nice and understanding about what happened. They gave me all the info I need and they told me to have my insurance company contact them, so hopefully I won't even have to worry about paying my deductible or taking a hit on my insurance for making a claim.

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Sorry to hear man.


2 possible future soutions

1; locking lug nuts
2; aftermarket alarm system. [with adjustable sensitivity. like so sensitive that it sounds when a bird takes a dump on your hood]
A good friend of mine has been bugging me for a while to do a remote start/alarm in my car, and I've just kept putting it off because I saw no need. I rarely go places where I worry about theft, and when I do have to go to those places it is for work, so it is during the day and the car is sitting for maybe an hour.

Hell, even at the hotel I wasn't thinking about it because I was right there out front of the main entrance. It wasn't like I was parked on the side where there are no windows or lights. It was right there front and center.

Live and learn.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:07 AM   #54
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you can't take a **** in nnj or nyc without your wheels getting stolen, its a lot worst for the new accord and civic owners, here they don't just take the wheels they take the entire car. worthless asswipes
Whats funny is I traveled and stayed in hotels for weeks at a time in NJ and Philly with wheels ranging from Rotas to Volks to HREs and never had an issue. And I refuse to use wheel locks.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:40 PM   #55
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Whats funny is I traveled and stayed in hotels for weeks at a time in NJ and Philly with wheels ranging from Rotas to Volks to HREs and never had an issue. And I refuse to use wheel locks.
The truly terrible part is if he had MA plates he may still have those rims.
I guess Worcester hates CT cars. SPREAD THE WORD
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:43 PM   #56
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Whats funny is I traveled and stayed in hotels for weeks at a time in NJ and Philly with wheels ranging from Rotas to Volks to HREs and never had an issue. And I refuse to use wheel locks.
Did you ever keep a set of wheels long enough for someone to steal?
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:02 PM   #57
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vision.dynamix
consider yourself lucky, oem wheels are in very high demand at the moment, I posted some pics in this tristate thread
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2497205

in the area I am located in if they only take your wheels then you are real lucky
I work in newark, enough said. They stole my bosses car out of the parking lot that his office looks out
on about 3 years ago.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:04 PM   #58
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vision.dynamix
consider yourself lucky, oem wheels are in very high demand at the moment, I posted some pics in this tristate thread
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2497205

in the area I am located in if they only take your wheels then you are real lucky
I work in newark, enough said. They stole my bosses car out of the parking lot that his office looks out
on about 3 years ago.
Guy I know lives in Brooklyn and the stock wheels were stolen off his brand new escalade last week.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:54 AM   #59
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Guarantee they are on a Spanish kids 02 wrx with hub adapters. They aren't being sold on Craigslist most likely. It's the same thing they are doing to all the accords and tls. Started with the Honda fits and 99 si wheels being stolen.
They all have the oem wheels looking "fresh". Look at how many 98-99ish accords have 2013 accord wheels on them.

You would have better luck driving around locally in a week or so looking so an older wrx with mismatched body parts that will have your wheels on it. Sorry man. People will say "your racist" bla bla bla but if you don't agree your naive. Fwiw I'm half Puerto Rican and very happy noone can tell by looking at me.
This is best post I have read in a while lmao.

Sorry to hear about your wheels bro, hope they turn up! I'll keep an eye out.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:51 PM   #60
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They have time to idly stand on the side of the freeway looking for people going <10mph over. But looking for stolen wheels is soooooo time consuming.
Where is this happening?
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:10 PM   #61
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They aren't being sold on Craigslist most likely. It's the same thing they are doing to all the accords and tls. Started with the Honda fits and 99 si wheels being stolen.
They all have the oem wheels looking "fresh". Look at how many 98-99ish accords have 2013 accord wheels on them.
+1 about the Fits. There was a long list of Fits in Boston and NY last summer that were getting their stock wheels stolen. Kids put them on older Hondas all the time. There was pretty much a set on CL at all times. But the sad thing is that so many were being stolen that you couldn't tell who's was who's.

Edit - I meant the summer of 2011.
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:44 AM   #62
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Where is this happening?
Lol last winter in mass (on 91 north, a major highway) I got a ticket for going 75 in a 65 (clocked at 75, not the I'll let you off speed), out of state plates, came to a stop within eyeshot of the "welcome to VT" sign, last weekend of the month. Doesn't get any more stereotypic and time wasting than that.

Sucks about the wheels though:/ I haaate cities, I'll keep an eye out for any CL ads for "hella dope rimz 4 $ale"
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:44 AM   #63
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During the last six years, a total of 2 cars were stolen in my town. Both were related to domestic disputes. It's getting to the point where I don't even want to leave my house.

I'm guessing the reason wheels are stolen so frequently is because anti-theft and tracking devices on vehicles are getting more effective, but taking wheels is still fairly simple. I read somewhere that auto theft in MA is down 88% since the 70's, but it's offset by a massive increase in theft of things like copper wire.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:06 AM   #64
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Little update:
Insurance adjuster came out to the body shop last Thursday to check out the damage, and the total was around $5,700.
The wheels and tires alone came out to be just under $3,000, and the rest is bumper replacements, side skirt replacements, paint, labor, etc. I knew the wheels and tires were going to be pricy for OEM stuff, but geez, didn't expect it to be that much. Either way I have an appointment with the body shop to have them fix everything (of course the day after WBM), and I already have new wheels & tires ordered from Tire Rack which should be here next week.

I want to thank everyone for helping, but I think I'm going to stop searching for the wheels. All the people here that have PM'd me postings on CL and whatnot, thank you very much. I cannot express how much I appreciate it, but it isn't worth getting all stressed out over it because my insurance company is taking good care of me and I don't think they stole the wheels to sell. Just going to chalk it up as a ****ty thing to happen and move on, but hey, I guess I make out in the end with new wheels and tires.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:10 AM   #65
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9 times out of 10, if you have OEM wheels stolen, you're going to make out well when insurance pays out.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:49 AM   #66
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Glad to hear insurance is taking care of you and that you have a great attitude about it. I wish I could have had that attitude when my car got keyed
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:32 PM   #67
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9 times out of 10, if you have OEM wheels stolen, you're going to make out well when insurance pays out.
Not with my luck.
I originally scheduled to meet the adjuster at my workplace, but next day canceled and rescheduled to meet him at the body shop. I'm really glad I did that because the shop manager knows the adjuster and let me know the guy is a huge cheap bastard. He tries to screw the body shop by cutting short time needed for prep and work, and tries to screw the client over by using refurbished third party parts. The adjuster was looking for refurbished wheels and I told him that isn't going to fly because they were just replaced last spring and that I had the exact mileage on the tires/wheels (long story short a guy drove into me head-on and ****ed a lot of stuff up). The shop manager kept pushing the guy and kept telling him to stop being stupid and to stop being a jerk to me about the parts. The adjuster finally caved, but yeah, no way I would have gotten it without the shop manager there busting his stones too.

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Glad to hear insurance is taking care of you and that you have a great attitude about it. I wish I could have had that attitude when my car got keyed
Obviously I was not as relaxed about it the morning it happened, but I look at it now and it's like wtf am I supposed to do? No point in going all Incredible Hulk about it because what is that going to solve? Nothing. My insurance company is giving me plenty of money to replace and fix what got screwed up, so meh. Just gotta do my best to move on.
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"Stock wheels and tires free for the taking. Just have to make it look like they were stolen."
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