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Old 05-16-2013, 08:54 PM   #1
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So I finally found and purchased a Jeep, after learning some lessons the hard way and taking to shortcut that became the long way in the end. It's a 2001 60th anniversary edition, 5 sp 4.0, silver with a black hard top and aftermarket tow package installed by the previous owner. Found it at an Infiniti dealership of all places as I was walking home from dropping off a different vehicle off at an auto shop. The previous owner babied it obviously, as it is in showroom condition, with no evidence of it ever having been taken off the pavement. I couldn't be more excited to take this thing on some adventures!!

The only issue that scares me....today I read an article about how there is an astounding number of vehicles being stolen in the San Diego area and then being hauled across the border. Out of all of them Jeeps in general, but more specifically any CJ or Wrangler model, are the most at risk and the most common for my area. I'd like to install some kind of manual kill switch I can crawl underneath and switch on or off when I'm leaving the vehicle. Any advice would be appreciated in that front.

Anywho, I'm just glad to finally have one of these things, and look forward to getting dirty real soon!
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:16 PM   #2
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Nice Jeep!

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Old 05-16-2013, 09:26 PM   #3
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:28 PM   #4
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So I finally found and purchased a Jeep, after learning some lessons the hard way and taking to shortcut that became the long way in the end. It's a 2001 60th anniversary edition, 5 sp 4.0, silver with a black hard top and aftermarket tow package installed by the previous owner. Found it at an Infiniti dealership of all places as I was walking home from dropping off a different vehicle off at an auto shop. The previous owner babied it obviously, as it is in showroom condition, with no evidence of it ever having been taken off the pavement. I couldn't be more excited to take this thing on some adventures!!

The only issue that scares me....today I read an article about how there is an astounding number of vehicles being stolen in the San Diego area and then being hauled across the border. Out of all of them Jeeps in general, but more specifically any CJ or Wrangler model, are the most at risk and the most common for my area. I'd like to install some kind of manual kill switch I can crawl underneath and switch on or off when I'm leaving the vehicle. Any advice would be appreciated in that front.

Anywho, I'm just glad to finally have one of these things, and look forward to getting dirty real soon!
Nice rig, got the same one Welcome to the forum! Having your jeep stolen is every jeepers worse nightmare, invest in a decent alarm or do the kill switch. Don't leave anything valuable in it at night, out of sight/out of mind...
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:05 PM   #5
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With a hardtop its a little better and harder to break into if you lock it. Only way is to break window as a sift top ylu could unzip it even if locked. Id install a safety system and get in a habit if locking your steering wheel at a good turning angle so its not easy at all to tow up on a truck and may be such a pain they give up if your lucky
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:49 PM   #6
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Another thing you could do is wire in a battery kill switch somewhere hidden and turn it off anytime you want
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:44 AM   #7
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Bad news when they steal them they just roll them up a flat bed... get one of these and put it on the back tire... Trimax TWL100 Ultra-Max Adjustable Wheel Lock : Amazon.com : Automotive
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:09 AM   #8
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So I finally found and purchased a Jeep, after learning some lessons the hard way and taking to shortcut that became the long way in the end. It's a 2001 60th anniversary edition, 5 sp 4.0, silver with a black hard top and aftermarket tow package installed by the previous owner. Found it at an Infiniti dealership of all places as I was walking home from dropping off a different vehicle off at an auto shop. The previous owner babied it obviously, as it is in showroom condition, with no evidence of it ever having been taken off the pavement. I couldn't be more excited to take this thing on some adventures!!

The only issue that scares me....today I read an article about how there is an astounding number of vehicles being stolen in the San Diego area and then being hauled across the border. Out of all of them Jeeps in general, but more specifically any CJ or Wrangler model, are the most at risk and the most common for my area. I'd like to install some kind of manual kill switch I can crawl underneath and switch on or off when I'm leaving the vehicle. Any advice would be appreciated in that front.

Anywho, I'm just glad to finally have one of these things, and look forward to getting dirty real soon!
Indeed you're right. Jerry B. among others can tell you plenty about how treacherous the area can be with Jeep theft.

I was there for five years and, like you, my TJ was a one owner Sahara that the girl admitted had never been off road; was bought new at McCune. But, she ordered it with the grey key, or passive theft deterrent, and lived in a gated condo.

When I had to leave it more than a few days, I took a few relays out of the underhood fuse/relay center and locked the wheels to right or left lock. Let em struggle to thieve the thing!
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:46 PM   #9
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The only issue that scares me....today I read an article about how there is an astounding number of vehicles being stolen in the San Diego area and then being hauled across the border. Out of all of them Jeeps in general, but more specifically any CJ or Wrangler model, are the most at risk and the most common for my area. I'd like to install some kind of manual kill switch I can crawl underneath and switch on or off when I'm leaving the vehicle. Any advice would be appreciated in that front.

Anywho, I'm just glad to finally have one of these things, and look forward to getting dirty real soon!
congrat's on the new Jeep!

If you do decide to install a "kill switch", I would suggest you put it inside somewhere, that you can reach from your seat, and still be hidden.
If you crawl under it every time you park, sooner or later the wrong people will figure out why.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:28 PM   #10
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Good point monkeee, I had just begun to consider that before you suggested it. I thought to myself "Wouldn't somebody catch on if every time I left it or got in it I crawled under it first?"
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Very nice! The dealer I bought my Jeep from added a security system and it is very sensitive. I'm glad I have it!
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:53 PM   #12
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Nice rig! Short of a flatbed the Ravelco is the only thing that will keep your jeep where you left it.

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