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Old 10-27-2009, 11:12 PM   #1
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I have been looking at some replacement items for securing items in my Wrangler.
I have seen center consoles that are metal with a locking top, a replacement glovebox that is metal with a lock, and a dash top that has a metal fold down to protect the stereo from theft.
As I use my Wrangler as a daily driver, my GPS and Radar Detector are always in the Jeep with me, I'd like to know if these are worth the money and any experiences you guys have had with them.

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Old 10-27-2009, 11:24 PM   #2
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You are probably referring to the Tuffy boxes. They are nice, but they are mad expensive . . . not worth it to me to spend 600 bucks or what ever it is for their niffy console to secure my $75 CB!!! I chuckled when I read the title of this tread...Jeep Security is pretty much an oxymoron. If they really want in, they'll find a way and the tougher you make it, chances are the more damage that will be done . . . just my .02.

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Old 10-27-2009, 11:31 PM   #3
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I was thinking Security Jeep.
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Old 10-28-2009, 03:42 PM   #4
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I don't trust people either, so I picked up this instatrunk ($200). Easy to install and probably need some heavy hand tools or power tools to break in and probably would look much more suspicious than a glove box break in.

I didn't get the locking glove box or center console because I see those being opened with a pry bar or as previously said, damaged in the attempt.

The bestop trunk is better than the other similar unit i looked at because it was cheaper and used the tailgate to lock the contents whereas the other trunk had a separate key & lock.
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i installed a viper 5901 with a proximity sensor. it pages everytime the alarm and sensor go off with a one mile range. total cost with install was about $400.

Just installed the instatrunk...thought it was weird that two of the 3 screws to secure it down were on the outside of the box????


I also have a sig 226 too as a backup...but that cost a little bit more.
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:23 AM   #6
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Hard top is just as secure as any other vehicle. It is just a window smash away from entry for anybody without a key. A criminal doesn't care about your jeep. Only about their own future stuff that rests inside your jeep.
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i installed a viper 5901 with a proximity sensor. it pages everytime the alarm and sensor go off with a one mile range. total cost with install was about $400.

Just installed the instatrunk...thought it was weird that two of the 3 screws to secure it down were on the outside of the box????


I also have a sig 226 too as a backup...but that cost a little bit more.
Mine also has three screws, two on the inside and only one on the outside. Maybe next version will have all three on the inside. In the time it takes for them to unscrew the two anchor points, Viper will have paged you so you can come up on them and 'sauer' their day.
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i installed a viper 5901 with a proximity sensor. it pages everytime the alarm and sensor go off with a one mile range. total cost with install was about $400.

Did your Jeep originally have the Factory Remote Lock/Unlock with the Alarm, before you installed the Viper? If so, does the Viper bypass the Factory Alarm, or does the installer simply disconnect the Factory Alarm? I just don't want to carry 2 Remotes around with me.

I'm looking for one that has the Proximity Sensor like yours does. Most of the time, I drive mine Top-Down, and would like the peace of mind, that if someone even reaches into my Jeep, that the Alarm will go off. Does yours work like this?

Thanks for any info you can provide!

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Screw an empty .45 holster to the center console. Let them guess if you’re carrying the filling or not.
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:24 PM   #10
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Screw an empty .45 holster to the center console. Let them guess if you’re carrying the filling or not.
i like this idea!
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Screw an empty .45 holster to the center console. Let them guess if you’re carrying the filling or not.
This will only have them break in and look for your gun,,, not a good idea.
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:00 PM   #13
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well I dont have a JK but a little over a month ago someone cut the side windows out of my LJ's soft top RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY APT!!!!!! which is funny because there was absolutely nothing worth stealing inside.
I got extremely lucky a couple months back and found a used tuffy glovebox on craigslist for 60 bux and snatched up on it. I didnt have anything inside it but it was locked just because I can. whoever broke in tried to pry it open and they got it all of about 1/2" open but could get no further. the insurance company bought me a new one.
I am very confident that anything I want to keep secure would be just fine inside my tuffy glovebox. they would really need to be serious about getting to get it open. damn sure wont be a smash and grab.
I also got lucky and traded a K&N for a tuffy CJ/YJ underhood storage box which I placed behind my drivers seat. its bolted to the floor with 3 grade 8 bolts and has a pretty stout cam lock to it and the lid looks pretty strong too. I woudnt think twice about leaving something valuable inside. I locked my wallet in there with the top off when I went to hershey park back in the summer time.

tuffy stuff is expensive but it works. although I do have to admit, if I hadnt found my tuffy stuff for cheap I wouldnt have it yet.
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learned a lesson. went to see a movie and was door/topless

came back to find someone tried to steal my radio and tried to open the plastic glove box.. and didn't suceed. (retards) anyway, went home and ordered the tuffy glove box. THE BEST "mod" i've done to date. read a post somewhere, where a guy lots his key or something and had to break into his own box. using a crowbar, and knowing how it was installed, it still took him 45 min to break in to it.
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Did your Jeep originally have the Factory Remote Lock/Unlock with the Alarm, before you installed the Viper? If so, does the Viper bypass the Factory Alarm, or does the installer simply disconnect the Factory Alarm? I just don't want to carry 2 Remotes around with me.

I'm looking for one that has the Proximity Sensor like yours does. Most of the time, I drive mine Top-Down, and would like the peace of mind, that if someone even reaches into my Jeep, that the Alarm will go off. Does yours work like this?

Thanks for any info you can provide!

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If my memory serves me correct I believe he said he disconnected the factory alarm.

The proximity sensor works like this. There are two tiers, a hot zone and a warning zone. If someone comes within a few inches or feet from the Jeep it will set off the first tier alarm which is just a warning chirp. If they come into the hot zone(inside the vehicle) the alarm goes crazy and pages me. Both zones are completely adustable. I had one on my TJ awhile back as well. A great addition for piece of mind. Had too many friends get their doors stolen.

As for carrying two remotes. My factory lock/unlock buttons are on my ignition key itself and the Viper Pager has the lock/unlock buttons as well. I have to use both for this reason:

The Viper locks, unlocks doors, and sets the alarm. However, it does not deactivate the interior lock/unlock button for the swing gate. So anyone can zip the top down and push the door button and get into the instatrunk through the swing gate. When I lock the Viper with the Jeep key as well, it deactivates the interior locks.
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Mine also has three screws, two on the inside and only one on the outside. Maybe next version will have all three on the inside. In the time it takes for them to unscrew the two anchor points, Viper will have paged you so you can come up on them and 'sauer' their day.
"'sauer' their day."......haha, nice.
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1. I just don't want to carry 2 Remotes around with me.
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2. There are two tiers, a hot zone and a warning zone. If someone comes within a few inches or feet from the Jeep it will set off the first tier alarm which is just a warning chirp. If they come into the hot zone(inside the vehicle) the alarm goes crazy and pages me. Both zones are completely adustable.

3. As for carrying two remotes. My factory lock/unlock buttons are on my ignition key itself and the Viper Pager has the lock/unlock buttons as well. I have to use both for this reason.

4. The Viper locks, unlocks doors, and sets the alarm. However, it does not deactivate the interior lock/unlock button for the swing gate. So anyone can zip the top down and push the door button and get into the instatrunk through the swing gate. When I lock the Viper with the Jeep key as well, it deactivates the interior locks.
1. Yeah, yeah..... that's right... I forgot... my Remote "IS" my Key... After I installed my Half-Doors, I've been locking the front doors with the key provided by Bestop, manually, and not using the Remote.

2. "THAT'S"... what I'm looking for!

3. Well, I do wear Cargo Pants, so I should have plenty of room for that second Remote!

4. Hmmmm! Can I just lock the Rear Gate with the Key, or will Viper disengage it?

SUPER INFO, Thanks Jeep11!

WranglerX2009! Sorry! I didn't mean to Hijack your Thread.

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No problem, Blackbeard!

The Viper remote will lock the swing gate so you would be set with just clicking that if you have the half doors with manual locks.

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