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      10-10-2012 07:15 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by UFO007 View Post
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      No security cameras at the dealership.
      Google fail on my part.

      And I just checked the Enclave wheel lug pattern- 6 by 132 mm.
      I can't find any other common vehicles with the same lug pattern.
      So it must be for the tires..
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    2. 10-10-2012 07:15 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by nm+ View Post
      And what do they go on craigslist for?



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      10-10-2012 07:16 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by nm+ View Post
      And what do they go on craigslist for?
      I bet the dealer and the police check out Craigslist and eBay quite carefully in the coming days.
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      10-10-2012 07:18 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Yo Teach View Post
      I bet the dealer and the police check out Craigslist and eBay quite carefully in the coming days.
      You don't sell them on local craigslist.
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      10-10-2012 07:19 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by nm+ View Post
      And what do they go on craigslist for?
      So naive of you

      Tires will go to a local tire store, the wheels to some body shop.


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      10-10-2012 07:21 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by themagellan View Post
      So naive of you

      Tires will go to a local tire store, the wheels to some body shop.

      Suspect spotted.
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      10-10-2012 07:22 PM #32
      Job that big, the time, number of people, and number of trucks/trips it must have taken... makes me think inside job.

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      10-10-2012 07:25 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by nm+ View Post
      You don't sell them on local craigslist.
      I meant Craigslist in general, not just local. And while it's reasonable to think that with a job this large and coordinated that the criminals are smart, every group has a Stacks Edwards in it.
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      10-10-2012 07:27 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Google fail on my part.

      And I just checked the Enclave wheel lug pattern- 6 by 132 mm.
      I can't find any other common vehicles with the same lug pattern.
      So it must be for the tires..
      I would imagine the scrap value for the wheels alone must make them somewhat valuable?

      I wonder how much damage was done to the vehicles seeing as they're not even on bricks?

      The OP did also state that one of the vehicles had locking lug nuts on and they didn't touch that one, so take that as you will. It's amazing how they managed to actually remove 72 wheels and haul them away. Must have turned up with a U-Haul and an air compressor in back; wonder if they used the dealership's outlet to power it?

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      10-10-2012 07:28 PM #35
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      10-10-2012 07:34 PM #36
      Yeah oem wheels are big business on Craig's and Ebay. It sucks because you used to be able to score a deal on a full set of OEM take-offs, like $300-$500 for a full set of alloys and tires with only 100-200 miles on them.

      Then this kind of stuff went crazy and now people want like $1000 for a set of middle of the road tires and somewhat ugly stock wheels.

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      10-10-2012 07:36 PM #37
      Yeah these guys are probably gonna make some decent coin once they hustle the rimz.

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      10-10-2012 07:46 PM #38
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      10-10-2012 10:00 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by adrew View Post
      They are 6-lug wheels - I wonder what else they fit? 6x132 bolt pattern

      I didn't realize they were a 6 lug pattern that's not common. Makes this even more strange. Maybe they didn't realize it either and now they're sitting back realizing they ****ed up!

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      10-10-2012 10:09 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by justanotherusername View Post
      I didn't realize they were a 6 lug pattern that's not common. Makes this even more strange. Maybe they didn't realize it either and now they're sitting back realizing they ****ed up!

      I can imagine all they wanted them for was scrap value. Or perhaps it was a different dealership who stole them and is now offering them at dealer cost to the victim.
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      10-10-2012 10:14 PM #41
      They're not going to scrap the wheels. The "chrome clad" wheels used on a lot of high-end American trucks are worth a lot, because they're very expensive to buy from the dealer, and they can't be repaired or refinished if the chrome face is curbed. It's nothing but a plastic wheel cover, but it's permanently glued to the wheel, so the entire wheel has to be replaced. These wheels will probably end up on ebay and sell for a few hundred each.

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      10-10-2012 10:27 PM #42
      This is 3-4 people job, 2 trucks and one aircompressor. Even if this retail for wheel and tire is $500ea, they will sell em for $300 max. CL and EBay is off limits for next year.
      This went to a tire shop most likely. Maybe an inside job from the dealer if the suvs weren't selling. Smells like insurance scam.
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      10-10-2012 10:48 PM #43
      The most involved theft I saw working at a dealership was 3 front bumpers stolen off new Super Duty trucks. That must have taken some time. They were just the black painted work truck bumpers too.

    19. 10-10-2012 10:49 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by Robski92 View Post
      Yeah these guys are probably gonna make some decent coin once they hustle the rimz.
      Geeze, think about how many guys it took to get those gone....those wheels aren't lite.

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      10-10-2012 11:38 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by jettagli1991 View Post
      The most involved theft I saw working at a dealership was 3 front bumpers stolen off new Super Duty trucks. That must have taken some time. They were just the black painted work truck bumpers too.
      i have an 04, but all it takes is 4 bolts and the front bumpers basically off. did they change it that much?

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      10-10-2012 11:46 PM #46
      I bet that dealership is having a hard time making payments to their flooring company and this is a quick way to make a buck from their insurance company.
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      10-10-2012 11:49 PM #47
      doubt an air compressor was used too loud prob just those handheld craftsmen impacts mine was $100 with two batteries and a charger without the battery its $60 so for $160 you get 2 impacts

      and yeah tires were sold to tire places and the wheels will prob be sold back to the dealership by way of the place that bought them

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      10-11-2012 12:16 AM #48
      I agree with Sporin and Derek. Considering the rarity of these wheels and the magnitude of the job, sounds more like an insurance scam by the dealership.

      But even then, you'd still need a team of people there who'd all benefit from this. 72 wheels takes a LOT of space.
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      10-11-2012 01:18 AM #49
      Stanced!

      Or How to make an Enclave lay frame.

      No seriously, how'd they get the jacks out from under the cars?
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      10-11-2012 01:20 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by firstorbit84 View Post
      Stanced!

      Or How to make an Enclave lay frame.

      No seriously, how'd they get the jacks out from under the cars?
      Fork lift.. the same fork lift used to palletize the wheels and move them to the owners warehouse down the street. The same one they will use after insurance company pays and they bring them back to reinstall.
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