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Old 05-29-2010, 07:12 PM   #1
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hey im new, thinking bout buying a wrangler, Im wondering is it common to have soft tops cut up? does anyone here leave the doors unlocked?

If I do get a wrangler im going to def get a tuffy lockbox, and some wheel locks, steering club, hood lock, ect. The one thing im worried about is the soft top, hard tops cost alot

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Old 05-29-2010, 07:19 PM   #2
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hey im new, thinking bout buying a wrangler, Im wondering is it common to have soft tops cut up? does anyone here leave the doors unlocked?

If I do get a wrangler im going to def get a tuffy lockbox, and some wheel locks, steering club, hood lock, ect. The one thing im worried about is the soft top, hard tops cost alot
First off, welcome to WF! Soft tops are vulnerable and occasionally an idiot will cut a window to be a jerk. To get in all they have to do is unzip the rear window, which is why I, and probably most Wrangler owners, do not lock the doors. Heck, I don't even have doors most of the time. I keep the valuables in a locked box bolted to the tub.

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Old 05-29-2010, 07:27 PM   #3
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If they want it they will take it no matter what you lock it down with.
Just be sensible out of site is out of mind!
If you park it for a while close to you just leave the top down and remove anything, get a lockable box for the stereo.
You should be ok.
Most thefts are oppotunity if its there and they think they can get it quick they will.

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Old 05-29-2010, 08:43 PM   #4
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Yep...they pretty much summed it up right there. I never lock my doors when the top is up. My friend always asks, "Do you want me to lock the door?" when he gets out. I answer with, "Do you want to replace my $500 top if a thief decides they want in it?"

I just don't leave any valuables in there... I got a few burned CDs, sunglasses, a cheap hoodie, and a few other small items in there. If they steal my radio, ah well...it's like 5 yrs old.
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Old 05-29-2010, 11:05 PM   #5
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lock boxes work great...i am thinking the brand is silverhorse if memory serves me right.
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Old 05-29-2010, 11:13 PM   #6
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just dont leave stuff out were it can be seen. and if you realy like it take it with you.
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Old 05-29-2010, 11:16 PM   #7
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Everything in your Jeep (top up or down) should be considered vulnerable. Like "florida boy" said.. hide stuff or take it with you and the rest is just luck.
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Old 05-30-2010, 12:06 AM   #8
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Great ideas, remember a killswitch. It is a very cheap and easy tool, that can easily protect a Jeep from getting stolen. Also, LEAVE your top and doors unlocked. Just don't leave anything valuable inside. If it is locked, they will cut the top. Best of luck
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:24 AM   #9
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same here.. I never lock my doors because all I keep in there is a $10 pair of sunglasses and some pocket change.. Along with the stock stereo I suppose
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Old 05-30-2010, 12:30 PM   #10
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I just talked to my brother and some guy cut the top of his roof last night to get in and unlock the doors. All they got was his CD case (with burnt CD's in it) and a pair of his flip flops stupid people
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I just talked to my brother and some guy cut the top of his roof last night to get in and unlock the doors. All they got was his CD case (with burnt CD's in it) and a pair of his flip flops stupid people
Which ones are stupid? The thieves for cutting the top and finding nothing or your brother for locking the doors when he had nothing valuable in there to steal?

What also sucks is criminals aren't exactly the sharpest tool in the shed... my buddy had his glove box pried open using a screwdriver breaking the latch off in the process...when it wasn't even locked. On top of that, the idiot left the screwdriver in the car. Also missed a couple of valuables, but stole a couple new bed sheets that he had in a bag on the floor with the receipt (he was meaning to take em back) worth a whopping $10 assuming the idiot took em back to the store and returned them.
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Old 05-06-2011, 06:47 PM   #12
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I have had my wrangler for almost a year. I dont think there has been one day I ever locked my Jeep. I'm of the same thought. If they are going to take it, they can have it. I keep my work backpack, which contains, papers of kids and some markers if I leave that and some burned cds. I have had one break-in. They unzipped my back windows and took pocket change. Whoop-dee-doo. I don't know why they didnt try the doors...but at least they weren't jerkfaces and cut the top.
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:25 PM   #13
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My top's never gotten cut up, but I've also never given anybody any incentive...I lock everything up in a box and hide that, so hopefully the good lcuk over the last few years will continue
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:08 PM   #14
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i leave my doors unlocked i figure if they want it bad enough they will take it and id rather them open a door then cut a window. just my opinion
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:35 PM   #15
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take the doors off..... they scum bags are lazy lol....
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:43 PM   #16
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Has anyone installed a proximity sensor?
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:48 PM   #17
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I have not locked my doors once in the time Ive had the Jeep. I have a Tuffy center console and overhead for my stereo. And I know that if they really wanted anything in them, they could get it.
I also bought a $40 "noise maker alarm" with bright LED to mount in the dash. Sure they could pop the hood and disconnect it, sure they could do alot of things.

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