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Old 02-15-2007, 08:26 PM   #1
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How do you secure YOUR jeep?

so i've been looking at ways of securing my jeep. how many of you have alarms installed? so far i've considered skipping the alarm and going with something like the club to deter joyriders and wheel locks for would be wheel thieves. any suggestions appreciated.

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Old 02-15-2007, 08:28 PM   #2
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On our daily driver, we keep the hard top on, and lock all doors. On my YJ, it is guarded by my 12 gauge shot gun...........

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That's easy, I don't. I just make sure that I never put anything in my Jeep that I don't want to get stolen. If they want it..they'll get it.
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I'm same as Scout. I don't keep anything in it. The only thing they'll find in mine is my stash of candy in the glove box and my beat up baseball hat on the dash.
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I'm same as Scout. I don't keep anything in it. The only thing they'll find in mine is my stash of candy in the glove box and my beat up baseball hat on the dash.
Whats all this talk about a baseball hat? I thought you wore a tank girl hat !!!!!!! Sheeeesh, what is this world coming too?
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That's my winter hat and I never ever risk losing that one. It stays on my head when I have it (and yes, I seriously have one, don't laugh)
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LOL consensus so far seems to be lock the doors. since i only own the soft top i have already come to the conclusion i will not be keeping anything of value in it, except for my sirius satellite radio which i'm too lazy to pull off the windshield every single time i park the thing!
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get a big mean dog and stick it in the passenger seat
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Old 02-15-2007, 09:16 PM   #9
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If you have a soft top, there's no point in even locking the doors, then it just gives thieves a reason to cut holes in your windows, because they're too stupid to unzip them.
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Old 02-15-2007, 09:35 PM   #10
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Get insurance and don't leave anything in it.


It's a little hard to lock your doors when you don't have any.
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If you have a soft top, there's no point in even locking the doors, then it just gives thieves a reason to cut holes in your windows, because they're too stupid to unzip them.
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Yeah I don't keep much in my Jeep that isn't bolted down or easily replaced. I don't lock it either, cuz then they just rip the top. Like Goodlife says, have good insurance.
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Old 02-16-2007, 01:04 AM   #13
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If you have a soft top, there's no point in even locking the doors, then it just gives thieves a reason to cut holes in your windows, because they're too stupid to unzip them.
X3 Do not lock the doors on a soft top. Give them an easy way in. Much better than having to replace the top or windows as well.
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If you have a soft top, there's no point in even locking the doors, then it just gives thieves a reason to cut holes in your windows, because they're too stupid to unzip them.
Yup, this happened to me the one and only time I had an aftermarket CD player in my rig. Dumbasses sliced the window and then realized the door was unlocked.

Now my jeep is protected by a Hi-Point .40 cal.
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Old 02-16-2007, 06:58 AM   #15
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I put the club on it, and remove anything that might be tempting to keep the honest and border line people honest. For the true crooks I have a camera system aimed at it because if someone really wants it, and knows how to, they will get it and the cameras allow me to get them on video (head start for the police).

Remember leaving anything in a ragtop vehicle is tempting to allot of people. Last set of windows I had to replace was because I left a bag with my rule book, and other stuff for work in it. Probably a kid that needed a bag and liked that one or thought I left a laptop in the jeep.

Like a few already said. Leave the jeep unlocked, and I would put some kinda of theft prevention on your doors also. Although mine was unlocked and they still cut the windows. IDIOT CRIMINALS!!!!!!
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Old 02-16-2007, 08:23 AM   #16
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Tuffy box in the back to keep the stuff you want to keep, like tire jack, tools. Out of sight, nothing to spark interest. If your stuff is worth keeping, a good quality locking compartment is worth spending the money on. Otherwise, leave the doors unlocked and nothing in the vehicle.

I have one of those "clutch club" things. Keeps a would-be thief from being able to depress the clutch pedal. Can't start it, can't drive it like that.

The simple things keep kids out. If a real thief wants it, they're going to get it.
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Old 02-16-2007, 03:15 PM   #17
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Alarms can be a good addition if you don't go cheap on them. I've install all kinds of alarms/remote starts and the only alarm I'd consider putting on my TJ is a Directed Electronics System. Viper or Python (they're the same) I'd get a 2 Way-Paging system and I'd put in a motion sensor. The motion sensor will chirp when someone gets close to the vehicle and will go into full alarm mode if they break the signal on the inside, this will even work if you have the top down.
The pager system is nice because the remote will chime if the alarm goes off, it will tell you the nature of the alarm as well such as if a door is open or if some one has set off the shock sensor.
I've just installed power locks on my doors with quick disconnects if I want to remove the doors and those will get hooked up to my alarm as soon as I pick it up.
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Wow, I guess I am desensitized from working on base. I could leave my keys in mine all day and not worry about it. I do lock the doors while at the store, etc. I've never had a problem.

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Old 02-17-2007, 10:04 PM   #20
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I bought a Car Toys $700 alarm - dual zone. Never use it. I do put a club on it, even at home, though. And the Tuffy console and glove box keep smaller stuff safe. . .
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With the hard top on I lock the doors and the tailgate door. Still try not to keep anything of much value inside visable. If they really wanted to they could be crazy enough to try to take the doors off.

For the soft top I have the Bestop instatrunk for the rear. Use it to store the laptop or anything of value with soft top up or down. Don't lock the doors with the soft top. I take the stereo faceplate with me or put it in the instatrunk.
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LOL consensus so far seems to be lock the doors. since i only own the soft top i have already come to the conclusion i will not be keeping anything of value in it, except for my sirius satellite radio which i'm too lazy to pull off the windshield every single time i park the thing!
Move your sat radio someplace where people can't easily see it. Maybe between the seats or under the dash. Having that in the dash would be very inviting for some kid.
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Old 04-01-2007, 10:04 PM   #23
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That's easy, I don't. I just make sure that I never put anything in my Jeep that I don't want to get stolen. If they want it..they'll get it.
What he said.
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well keeping stuff in my jeep I dont do unless I need it that day, but as for someone taking my jeep, right now as far as I am concerned they can have wreck it go to jail and pay me to get a new one. thats a new jeep for me and idiot crimanal in jail. but when and if I am able to get a new one I found a rather intresting trick, if you take the power wire that goes to the fuel pump and put a switch in it then hide the switch either in the center console under the seat or even under the dash then just turn it off when you get out. If someone tries to take it they will make it as far as the end of the parking lot then you get to sit there and laugh at them when they get hauled off to jail because they where stupid enough to 1. take a car, 2. to take your jeep. But technickly you could do this for almost any thing, batteries, fuel pump, ignition, but just depends on how complicated you want it. I see the fuel pump being the least complicated and the cheapest way of keeping your jeep, car alarms $700, video survalliance upwards of $200 at least. I just dont have that kind of cash. so hope this helps, have fun.

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