Good question Shawn. That's a valid concern. I can see where a person would be scared to advertise all the good stuff they have on their car, and having a build thread might put too much info out there. On the other hand, perhaps having that much information out there can help your vehicle become more well known and easier to recover more quickly?
I've only heard of one S13 vert being stolen, well not even the whole car, just parts off of it... at least one that was on the forums. It wasn't on our forum either. But, within a day of it being stolen, the links from other forums were out all over the place. As far as I know, all the parts were recovered.
So perhaps the build threads might help with recover because it makes things so well known and gets the word out quicker? Hard to say really... I guess it could go either way.
To anyone in this forum: If you are ever concerned about making too much information public and want your thread removed, just let me know and I'll make that happen.