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Old 03-04-2012, 07:18 PM   #61
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Can't wait for the day when someone is dumb enough to steal my jeep. I will go to jail.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:31 PM   #62
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U can try to prevent it with cut offs and security systems but if they want it they will get it. I was car jacked at gun point. But don't let low life worthless fux's make u change your life if u do they win. My jeep is never locked my top is down and I love it. If they steal I will get another. I will not change my life due to worthless rabble they r scum. I lived in Brooklyn shit happens been stabbed n shot at but they wont break me. Enjoy your ride till it is gone then enjoy your next even more. Long live happiness and morales

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THEFT RATES FOR PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLES STOLEN IN CALENDAR YEAR 2009

Make Model Thefts Production Rate Year Type

CHRYSLER JEEP WRANGLER 58 67122 0.8641 2009 MPV
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My 95 YJ was just stolen Saturday night (4/27/2013) right outside of a Best Buy parking lot with people all around. I went in for about 20 min came out and the jeep was gone! It was manual and it was dinged up a little but nice for that year. It really sucks as I'm just a college student with hardly any income. Hopefully it will turn up somewhere but my fear is that it has already been parted out since its a jeep
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Kill switch

I have no idea is someones said this already, but in my dads old blazer and now in my jeep he installed a "kill switch" which is basically a little switch under the drivers seat that you can turn off, and limits the power to where it will startup, but after about 30 seconds or so the car will die off. Not 100% sure how to do this but I can ask how he did it if you want. I am very thankful for mine, I left my 99 in dallas one day when taking the girlfriend to some restaurant, about 45 minutes later someone came in asking if anyone owned a green jeep, apparently mine was left in the middle of an intersection after the thief couldn't restart it!

Anyway thats my 2 cents,

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Or the dog method

Oh and a large dog tied up on the roll bar helps too.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:20 AM   #67
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I have no idea is someones said this already, but in my dads old blazer and now in my jeep he installed a "kill switch" which is basically a little switch under the drivers seat that you can turn off, and limits the power to where it will startup, but after about 30 seconds or so the car will die off. Not 100% sure how to do this but I can ask how he did it if you want. I am very thankful for mine, I left my 99 in dallas one day when taking the girlfriend to some restaurant, about 45 minutes later someone came in asking if anyone owned a green jeep, apparently mine was left in the middle of an intersection after the thief couldn't restart it!

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Sounds like a switch for the fuel pump
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:02 AM   #69
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Both my folks and I have lojack on our jeeps, my pops just called home the other day to give our lojack info to the authorities because he took the spare key instead of his normal key (which has the lojack device on it)... it can be kind of a pain and something you dont like renewing every year but it gives a lot of comfort when you roll around with the top off and have a lot invested into your ride.
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Just keep in mind that not all car thieves will even try to start the engine. My TJ was stolen three years ago & they simply dragged it out of my company parking spot with a flatbed tow truck without bothering to try to start it.
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Sounds like a switch for the fuel pump
Sounds like we know where his kill switch is now Just FYI probably shouldn't tell the Internet where a hidden switch is located. Thieves can get on forums too.
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I have a nice Viper system I use coupled with a proximity sensor. So even topless and doorless if you get into my Jeep you set off both the shock and the motion sensor. My remote tells me when it goes off, and has a 2 mile range. Since I'm never really farther than that, I don't worry too much. I don't keep much in the Jeep, and nothing I can't lock in the center console or glove compartment.
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My 95 YJ was just stolen Saturday night (4/27/2013) right outside of a Best Buy parking lot with people all around. I went in for about 20 min came out and the jeep was gone! It was manual and it was dinged up a little but nice for that year. It really sucks as I'm just a college student with hardly any income. Hopefully it will turn up somewhere but my fear is that it has already been parted out since its a jeep
Thats crazy.Usually big stores like B/B have cameras.That was pretty balsy of whoever.
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I have a nice Viper system I use coupled with a proximity sensor. So even topless and doorless if you get into my Jeep you set off both the shock and the motion sensor. My remote tells me when it goes off, and has a 2 mile range. Since I'm never really farther than that, I don't worry too much. I don't keep much in the Jeep, and nothing I can't lock in the center console or glove compartment.
Which model? I can already see that Im going to want remote start on this bad boy just like every other vehicle Ive had. Always had good luck with Viper products

Also I had the rlink unit someone mentioned earlier on my r1. It was nice bc I could track my bike from my iphone no matter where I was in the states. Had that on top of it being chained to an anchor bolt poured into my garage floor.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:25 PM   #76
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My 06 Rubi was stolen out of my parking spot in San Diego she was beautiful and brand new I only had her 4 months... So I bought a 2000 a little older a little more scratches and dings but no break ins yet knock on dash board
My friends 06 Rubi was just stolen out of San Marcos a week or so ago, it's a shame.
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I know a few people who tie dog tracking collars to their frames, so that's another option.
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So I know it's not a huge deterrent but if I put the transfer case in neutral but put it in first gear will this still hold the car. Like when I park I put the park brake on but also put it in first just as a precaution.
If I had the transfer case in neutral but in first gear would it still do the same thing?
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is a kill switch or fuel shut-off switch something you buy ready to install or do you rig up something yourself?
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:00 PM   #81
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I definitively think so from stories I've heard. I use a steering wheel lock for some extra security. It doesn't do much really to stop a thief but it's better than nothing.
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is a kill switch or fuel shut-off switch something you buy ready to install or do you rig up something yourself?
There are some you can buy or you can rig your own. The actual switch can be hidden many places and can be different types. Some use a regular switch others use a magnetic reed switch, you can even use multiple switches in a chain. There are key activated switches and little keypad type locks. Use your imagination.

I know of one that used the seatbelt switch in the drivers seat. Car would not start if you were sitting down. Not for me too awkward.

Pick the circuit you want to open; fuel, ignition, power to the computer; pick the type of switch you want, and go for it. Then test it.

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before i bought this jeep from my dad, it was stolen.

crazy thing is he was out at fiesta island with his sea dew trailer hooked up. hard top on, everything locked

they broke in, couldnt open up the center console (locked) or the glove compartment (also locked) so they ditched it and left it running 24 hours before cops found it. still running and nothing taken. just a damaged driver door.

the sea dews were ok, just stayed in the water all night lol
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:20 PM   #84
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In our area (St. Loius/St. Charles MO), cj/yj/tj/jk are low on the theft rate. If you want to lower your theft chances, buy a manual transmission. The majority of the car theives in our area cant drive a stick shift . Plus it's very hard for them to drive a stolen car at high speeds or any speed, shift gears manually while being chased by the police and shoot at the them at the same time.

In 32 years as a police officer i dont think i have taken 2-3 stolen vehicle reports with vehicles that have manual transmissions.
I live in Jefferson City, MO and maybe I am blind to it, but we don't usually see a lot of stolen vehicles here of any make and model. If they are stolen, it's more than likely that it was already stolen to begin with, so not many people file a report on a stolen stolen car... As far as item theft, that's going to be rampant anywhere you live, so if it's not bolted down or locked away somewhere you can usually kiss it goodby. I ended up getting a tuffybox locking center console that's bolted down in like 4 spots and that's where I keep anything that I don't want stolen. I wish that I would have gotten a manual just for that reason ^^, too many people don't know how to drive them, which can be a benefit!
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I just did a search by the state highway patrol here in Missouri. For my county, there were a total of 61 vehicles stolen in my county in 2012. The most stolen vehicle: 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan.

I think my Jeep may be pretty safe!
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...In 32 years as a police officer i dont think i have taken 2-3 stolen vehicle reports with vehicles that have manual transmissions.
I'm not surprised. At least in the midwest where I live too. I just got back for the hospital for an emergency appendectomy, and my 5 speed manual TJ is still at my regular doctor's office where I left it when my wife came and picked my up to go to the ER. I only have two or three friends, and all over 30 years old, that can drive it home for me. (I can't drive yet.)

I figure that rules out most young thieves of opportunity.

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I think I found 3 or 4 instances of Wrangler theft in San Diego in this thread alone. Mine was stolen last night in San Diego, Oceanside.

WTF San Diego?
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I think I found 3 or 4 instances of Wrangler theft in San Diego in this thread alone. Mine was stolen last night in San Diego, Oceanside.

WTF San Diego?
That sucks. What year is yours? I have a 95 YJ that was stolen earlier this year which I posted about on this thread. Turned up 3 days later at some campground. At the time I remember reading a stat where more than 75% of stolen vehichles show up within 3 or 4 days. Hope you get it back and in good shape!
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Viper and maybe Lo-Jack

You must have some sort of alarm, period. A Viper install is about $300. If someone flat beds your Jeep, the Viper will go off. I had my Mustang legally towed, when I was parked illegally years ago, and the tow company complained that it sounded the whole time while being towed, and the Police had pulled them over. When, I went to pick it up, they had disconnected the battery to make it stop. They have mercury switches that realize the car angle. When the angle is exceeded, the alarm will sound continuously until the alarm is deactivated, or the battery is disconnected. Lo-Jack is good too for GPS location. I saw this while searching too.

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That sucks. What year is yours? I have a 95 YJ that was stolen earlier this year which I posted about on this thread. Turned up 3 days later at some campground. At the time I remember reading a stat where more than 75% of stolen vehichles show up within 3 or 4 days. Hope you get it back and in good shape!
Did you get it back?

I had my GTA convertible Mustang stolen years ago, when someone took my Car Keys that I had put inside my sweat pants, and laid down while playing sports at my high school. The thieves had been watching me and planning this theft for weeks. My car alarm was of no help at that point because the fob was attached to my keys. Lucky for me, it had this problem where the tranny line would come off if someone was doing hard accelerations. The tranny bled out, and the culprits ran away and abandoned it. The Police were contacted by the security guard that spotted the culprits. I got it back the next day from the Police Department without any damage. The thieves didn't even have time to steal my radio. The Police said that I was totally lucky.

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