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Old 03-03-2012, 10:30 AM   #1
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Do wranglers get stolen much?

Is a TJ a known vehicle that gets stolen? It seems we put a lot of money into our vehicles.Guess Im paranoid.

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Old 03-03-2012, 10:34 AM   #2
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:41 AM   #3
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Working as a retail loss prevention officer, I've learned, if it isn't nailed down thieves will steal it, if it is nailed down, they'll still try.

Not being racist, but my area has a strong Hispanic population and they don't seem to be interested in jeeps, they like things lowered (maybe cuz they are shorter then average?) and on big rims, not lifted with big tires.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:41 AM   #4
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yeah, soft tops are easy to get into, most people ride doorless and topless. Just hop in make a few adjustments and you got yourself a jeep. Hopefully yours stands out enough for the cops to find it in time. I think a few years ago it was the most stolen car in the country.
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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
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Im in Phoenix and jeeps are stolen pretty frequently. But surprisingly enough I've heard of more Cherokees getting stolen and taken down to Mexico than TJs
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Jeeps are so easy to steal.

I have a soft top and half doors,I dont keep nothing valueable in my Jeep and I dont lock the doors,if the doors are locked chances are the top will get cut to get in
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:55 AM   #8
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Jeeps are so easy to steal.

I have a soft top and half doors,I dont keep nothing valueable in my Jeep and I dont lock the doors,if the doors are locked chances are the top will get cut to get in
I had same thinking in Pittsburgh. Idiots didn't even check, just started cutting my windows..... Even now however with my full doors I don't lock them.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:59 AM   #9
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Hidden starter kill switch or fuel cutoff switch does wonders.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:04 AM   #10
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I dont know that it is any easier to steal (hotwire wise) than any other, but the whole getting in it to try part is alot easier with soft windows. The kicker is that parts are so interchangeable for a such long model run that they can be parted quick. check out any classified ad for a part out and you can see there are hundreds of people looking for the biggest to smallest of parts.

i had a friend who had a 94 stolen, two days later the cops found it in a field with ONLY the frame and rear axle on it still, and they suspected that they were still coming back for those also. I'd bet you could sell almost every part of jeep off in a matter of weeks vs. other models cars only selling the big stuff and being left with alot of left overs.

That being said my full coverage insurance is a cheap as any other vehicle I have owned.

I have adjusted my driving to use my wifes car when we go downtown for an evening or its going to be parked away from me for extended periods of time, or we goto a function (parade, concerts, festivals etc.) where drunks might be walking by, I guess only because its easy to pour beer and flick smokes/trash into them. I guess its the openness of it. And it gets the garage spot so I dont walk out to cut windows for a 20 dollar stereo in the morning
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:07 AM   #11
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Mine got jacked in the middle of the day at my work parking lot for just our company and it has security guards roaming around.
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Hidden starter kill switch or fuel cutoff switch does wonders.
I had a hidden kill switch. I think they watched me and knew which way I moved to hit the switch.

My current jeep is way more secure. If a thief pulled the plastic off the steering column or dash he will say WTF is this? and leave.
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I really think a kill switch might be in order for me.What about a alarm sys that has some kind of kill switch built in? Ive got a hard top btw.
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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.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:17 AM   #14
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I like a kill switch just under the seat, that way I ain't leaning here and there, just drop my hand down like I'm setting the brake or whatever. I run the wires under the body then thru a drilled hole under the seat. It actually hard to see the switch even if you look under the seat
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I like a kill switch just under the seat, that way I ain't leaning here and there, just drop my hand down like I'm setting the brake or whatever. I run the wires under the body then thru a drilled hole under the seat. It actually hard to see the switch even if you look under the seat
Is it better to have the switch cut the spark or fuel? Im thinking the spark because it can go a little bit on the residual fuel,although not very far.
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most of the criminals here probably don't know how to drive a stick
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I really think a kill switch might be in order for me.What about a alarm sys that has some kind of kill switch built in? Ive got a hard top btw.
I have a hard top and hard doors on mine. Also have a Code alarm that has a starter interrupt and fuel system shutoff. And it wont enable those systems untill the remote is within range of the alarm. As well as the sentry key system that came from the factory. Is it foolproof and unable to be stolen? Of course not but it will deter a thief a little longer than normal and wont be able to be driven off. I guess its more of a piece of mind thing for me.
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In our area (St. Loius/St. Charles MO)
O'Fallon here

And good to know!
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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
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I have had two friends have their Jeeps stolen.

One TJ right out of the driveway.

A built YJ stolen out of a shipping yard awaiting transport to my friend's new address.

Frickin' thieves.
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:01 PM   #21
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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
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.
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stolen jeeps

I guess it is alot easier for a fanily of 37 to live in a cherokee then a wrangler!!!!!!!!
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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.
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if nothing you end up with stolen doors, rims, bumpers, seats, pretty much anything that isnt welded down. i got comprehensive coverage on mine because my luck is they steal the rims, tires, doors, top, etc and i have to replace it all because that stuff is interchangeable with 9 years of jeeps and brings good money

i lost a radar detector and blue emergency responder light this summer out of mine, didnt have the windows on the half doors over night. out of my driveway nonetheless, and i was out of the jeep a total of 7 hours, stuff vanished between 12 and 7 in the morning
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I guess it is alot easier for a fanily of 37 to live in a cherokee then a wrangler!!!!!!!!
That may be wrong, but i'll be damned if it isn't funny anyway!
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Hidden starter kill switch or fuel cutoff switch does wonders.
I had one of those too.. Worked great In my case. Only got sub/amp and some small crap.. They even stole my gum
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I agree that more Cherokees are stolen here in Arizona. It is one of the preferred vehicles of the criminals in MX. I only have a locking bar on my clutch pedal and an Instatrunk in the rear for valuables. I thought about an alarm but I don't know if it would work with a soft top. I too have the zero deductible on my insurance.


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Im in Phoenix and jeeps are stolen pretty frequently. But surprisingly enough I've heard of more Cherokees getting stolen and taken down to Mexico than TJs
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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.
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
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Is a TJ a known vehicle that gets stolen? It seems we put a lot of money into our vehicles.Guess Im paranoid.
I got locking hood latches for my jeep. Some sort of a deterrent at least. I heard about a lot of batteries getting stolen from jeeps. Im thinking about getting an alarm or kill switch. Anybody have any good suggestions for one?
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If you want a quick stat, check with your insurance company. They have stats on all stolen vehicles by state.

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