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Old 03-03-2012, 02:30 PM   #31
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What about a GPS transponder hidden in your jeep! Bastiches steals your Jeep, hides it, wants to part it out and you zero in on the location. I don't have one install but could it work?

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Old 03-03-2012, 02:33 PM   #32
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Heard of doors and batterys getting stolen...

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Old 03-03-2012, 03:37 PM   #33
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Compared to the Integra Type R powered Civic hatchback I just sold... NO.

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Old 03-03-2012, 04:26 PM   #34
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some guy here in ny , years ago , hooked his chevelle up to a 220v/60a circut in his garage. He got a hefty prision term when a scummer tried to steal his car & he was electricuted. you cant protect you own sheit in you own home here in NY & NJ

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Old 03-03-2012, 04:43 PM   #35
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some guy here in ny , years ago , hooked his chevelle up to a 220v/60a circut in his garage. He got a hefty prision term when a scummer tried to steal his car & he was electricuted. you cant protect you own sheit in you own home here in NY & NJ

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Not good if the thief died.I dont see a problem with it but lawyers would love that suit.
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:02 PM   #36
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There is a gang of Jeep thieves here in the San Diego area and there was a huge gang of Jeep thieves up in the LA area that worked LA and Orange Counties, until they were busted last year. The count I heard right after my TJ was stolen was that 87 Jeeps had been stolen in San Diego that year before my March 2010 theft.

My '97 was stolen two years ago this month and I don't believe they started it when they stole it. I'm convinced it was hauled out of my office parking lot on a flatbed tow truck. My secretary was sitting not 10' from the Jeep when it was stolen and she swore she never heard it being started.... and she could normally. Hauling them up onto a flatbed truck is pretty common since there's no worries with kill switches, most alarms, etc.. Also, I believe I was followed to my office parking lot. My parking lot was very remote and hard to find. It was way back in an industrial complex without any thru-streets. All of the streets in my area ended in cul-de-sacs.

The local cops, border patrol, Highway Patrol, and my insurance adjuster all said the same thing... my TJ was very likely stolen specifically for use in Mexico by one of the drug cartels for their remote drug operations. They all said the drug cartels have roving theft teams that look for Jeeps that are built with big tires so they can get around in their very remote drug operation areas.
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So I don't know if anyone has looked into it but check out the Scorpio i900 alarm. I used it on my old sportbike (and its technically marketed to bikes) BUT it has several useful features and I cant think of why it couldnt be put on a car/truck

The keyfob has the RFID built in so you just walk up, turn the key and it disarms. Walk away and it arms after 3 seconds.

Second, there is ignition disable built in. That's nice.

Also, IF its stolen and you happen to see it leave you press the keyfob and it will turn the ignition off (cant remember the range off hand).

Finally- It has a pager system built in with about a 0.5 mile range. Someone jacks with the jeep, you know it.

I loved mine and am thinking about buying one for my TJ.
Is this a wired in alarm? I cant picture how this would work?
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:14 PM   #38
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Been thinking about getting the Viper 3203 but worry about what water will do to it plus its overkill due to not using all the features of the huge remote - maybe the waterproof motorcycle one would do the job?
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What about a GPS transponder hidden in your jeep! Bastiches steals your Jeep, hides it, wants to part it out and you zero in on the location. I don't have one install but could it work?
There are a few companies that sell GPS transponders for vehicles. They are used on company trucks and on any car you may want to track, like a cheating spouse lol. Do a google search.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:22 PM   #40
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Is this a wired in alarm? I cant picture how this would work?
Yes its wired. I wired it into the ignition switch on my bikes. Check it out, I feel its worth it...
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:25 PM   #41
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Yea it's a stand up community out here someone backed up into my wife car while parked and they left there number wit an apology and they took care of the damages
thats good that they fixed it
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:31 PM   #42
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Yea it's a stand up community out here someone backed up into my wife car while parked and they left there number wit an apology and they took care of the damages
San Luis Obispo is a beautiful town and area, I'd love to live there. I had a meeting with the SLO police chief last year and we ended up going to dinner at the seafood restaurant at your pier. Best seafood dinner I think I've ever had and I've had a lot of them in my 64 years. I had Thresher Shark caught earlier that day and they prepared it so well I was just amazed how good it was!
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:43 PM   #43
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I agree I leave the key's in my Jeep,car,pickup and my tractor and never have a problem but i do live in the country and I know everyone around me.
The tractor was kind of a give away that you don't exactly live in NYC.

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Yea it's a stand up community out here someone backed up into my wife car while parked and they left there number wit an apology and they took care of the damages
That's the way it is in the town I live right outside of.

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I guess it depends on the area I live in San Luis obispo ca and I don't even lock the doors to any of my cars when out and about as for my TJ I leave my face on my stereo and orher stuff in plan sight and nothing gets taken

Bingo! And I refuse to live anywhere I have to lock the doors to my home. To be honest I have no idea where the keys to my house are.
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San Luis Obispo is a beautiful town and area, I'd love to live there. I had a meeting with the SLO police chief last year and we ended up going to dinner at the seafood restaurant at your pier. Best seafood dinner I think I've ever had and I've had a lot of them in my 64 years. I had Thresher Shark caught earlier that day and they prepared it so well I was just amazed how good it was!
Wht restaurant was it there r a couple tht r great town favor is splash cafe but yea it's a beautiful place
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I don't remember the name but there can't be too many at the foot of the SLO pier.
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I don't remember the name but there can't be too many at the foot of the SLO pier.
Yea I kno which one it is can't remember the name tho
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Found it, and I'm taking my wife there sometime this summer. Olde Port Inn - Port San Luis - Avila Beach
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What about a GPS transponder hidden in your jeep! Bastiches steals your Jeep, hides it, wants to part it out and you zero in on the location. I don't have one install but could it work?
I have this. Can't wait for the day when someone is dumb enough to steal my jeep. They will go to jail.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:58 PM   #49
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We had a lot of Jeeps in the past month that had their doors stolen.... Hit the news and everything... Thinkin its times for some security bolts and a kill switch...
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1. I have a soft top with half doors. I never, ever leave anything I don't want stolen in the jeep when I am not sitting in it. I just bring a backpack to carry small items.
2. I installed a Tuffy center console and got the idea to put the fuel cut off switch inside. I flip the switch and lock the Tuffy when I park it anywhere.
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As it was said earlier there are a lot of thieves who dont know how to drive a manual, i'd venture to say that of the thieves that do, they dont know jack about 4wd vehicles.. a nice easy theft deterrent, unfortunately not in EVERY case, is to put your transfer case in neutral.. pretty sure they wont be figuring that out quick enough to risk getting caught.
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I have this. Can't wait for the day when someone is dumb enough to steal my jeep. They will go to jail.
Can you provide info and setup description? Thanks!
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I caught some kid breaking into my Jeep 3 nights ago. I work overnight from home and my driveway is right outside my living room. Driveway goes to an alley behind the house. My dogs were barking like crazy so I opened the garage door. (Old one car flip up garage door.) Ran out to the Jeep just in time to see some 13 - 16 year old kid getting on his bike. I got within about 3 feet of him before he got up to speed. (His legs were pumping like crazy!) Kid had been trying to get my sub out of the back but he failed.

I can't figure out what he was thinking, steal a sub while on a bicycle? Here's your sign.
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what about a kill switch that is marked for off road lights or fog lights?
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Id be interested in the GPS thing also.
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As it was said earlier there are a lot of thieves who dont know how to drive a manual, i'd venture to say that of the thieves that do, they dont know jack about 4wd vehicles.. a nice easy theft deterrent, unfortunately not in EVERY case, is to put your transfer case in neutral.. pretty sure they wont be figuring that out quick enough to risk getting caught.
i was going to say that, a local radio station was saying to put the transfer case in nuetral because most theives are in a hurry, or will not be able to figure out why it wont move.
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lol damn local radio station, lets tell the thieves too!

its somewhat more obvious in a TJ though that the lever might be out of place... in a yj it'd be much more difficult to see that its not in 2wd
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or the parking brake dont work and they would be running away themselves
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Two years ago, TJs were the 2nd most popular car stolen in San Diego County. Often stripped for parts. Especially Rubicon drive trains.
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people don't steal Jeeps because you usually have to fix them first before starting. why do you think i'm on this site?












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