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Old 05-12-2013, 09:03 AM   #1
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Easy way to prevent doors from getting stolen

Like most of us I never have the nuts on my door hing pins. Searching the forum yesterday I came across several threads where doors were stolen which got me thinking...

I'm not the type of person that is going to attach a lock or special nut on my doors every time I take them off and put back on so... what if I were to disable the interior locks? I'm sure all it takes is popping a rod off the lock mechanism. This way the doors could only be locked/unlocked with the key, I'm pretty sure the doors could not be stolen if they are locked.

Good or bad idea?

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Old 05-12-2013, 09:17 AM   #2
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I wouldn't worry about it. If someone wants your doors more than you, they will take them.

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Old 05-12-2013, 09:20 AM   #3
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If someone wants something bad enough, they will get it. Unless you live in the ghetto, I wouldn't worry about it. I have no nuts on my doors, have jl audio w3's, amps and nice receiver. I never lock my jeep, never have a top on it. I do have a tonneau cover covering back seat, amps and subs but in 13 years of owning my jeep, I have only had my face plate stolen. Sad thing is, my face plate was stolen by punk kid while at country club.
I wouldn't worry about someone stealing your doors, as the odds are slim.

(This looks like an advertisement for theft).
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If you're worried about the doors being stolen, leave them in the garage.
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I was trying to come up with a way to just electrify the doors, or for that matter the whole jeep, when you are not in it. Too bad the laws tend to protect the criminals so I can't realistically do this. But what thief would come back after getting his heart restarted for him when he touched the door?
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:24 AM   #6
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a friend of a friend had his full steel doors stolen off his jeep while he was in a mall.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:32 AM   #7
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I was trying to come up with a way to just electrify the doors, or for that matter the whole jeep, when you are not in it. Too bad the laws tend to protect the criminals so I can't realistically do this. But what thief would come back after getting his heart restarted for him when he touched the door?
They would come back with rocks, spray paint and friends most likely
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:33 AM   #8
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I was trying to come up with a way to just electrify the doors, or for that matter the whole jeep, when you are not in it. Too bad the laws tend to protect the criminals so I can't realistically do this. But what thief would come back after getting his heart restarted for him when he touched the door?
I guess you'd prefer the laws of South Africa..

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Old 05-12-2013, 11:42 AM   #9
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They would come back with rocks, spray paint and friends most likely
And then sue me for injuries sustained while breaking the law and stealing my doors. Like i said, I could never put any of my ideas into action. But I would prefer something that teaches the criminal a valuable lesson, rather than just making it harder for him to break in. I just feel that if you are going to run around stealing from people, then you deserve a bit of instant karma once in a while.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:51 AM   #10
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Glad I don't live where some of you do. I never worry about leaving anything in my jeep. I've been riding around with windshield light brackets and lights in my backseat for a week without worry. I usually leave my keys in it where ever I go.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:54 AM   #11
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but back to your original idea. I do like the idea of rigging the doors so they only unlock with a key. But if you have a soft top and/or soft upper doors, this might entice them to take the lazy route and slash your top to get inside and get what they want.

The perils of owning a convertible. Sure you could break into a normal car just as easy by breaking the glass, but that convertible sitting in the lot is a much less risky target to go after. It sucks to say, but I have yet to see a realistic option for us to protect our jeeps, while still maintaining our own ease of access for things such as taking our doors off.

Best thing you can do is keep your valuables out of sight, and hope the alarm scares them off before they do too much damage.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:59 AM   #12
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And then sue me for injuries sustained while breaking the law and stealing my doors. Like i said, I could never put any of my ideas into action. But I would prefer something that teaches the criminal a valuable lesson, rather than just making it harder for him to break in. I just feel that if you are going to run around stealing from people, then you deserve a bit of instant karma once in a while.
Aiy, true, would be more fun to catch them in the act I'd think
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The Tuffy door locks are also an option, I know you said you didn't want to add a lock or special nuts to your doors every time but these stay on the body and with a key you just turn the tab to protect your doors.

I know worthless types could still cause damage and get around the Tuffy locks but it is at least a lil peace of mind.
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You could also go this route too, I was considering it myself. No one has bothered my jeep yet though but it's one of those just in case things.

mcgard makes them too. Looks kind of like a mini lug nut lock. They're a pain to take off every time you want to take your doors off, but it will make it a lot more difficult for somebody to snake your doors.
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You could also go this route too, I was considering it myself. No one has bothered my jeep yet though but it's one of those just in case things.

mcgard makes them too. Looks kind of like a mini lug nut lock. They're a pain to take off every time you want to take your doors off, but it will make it a lot more difficult for somebody to snake your doors.

I hadnt seen the Mcgard ones before! They would work as well but I would probably lose them or the "key" then I'd be stuck as where the Tuffy ones the only thing I have to lose is a key, that fits on my ring with my jeep key so I wont lose it.

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