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Old 09-19-2007, 07:53 AM   #31
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I was just curious if any of you had any thing that you normally do (sort of like a ritual) before you feel safe leaving it.
ya make sure that my maglight and full capacity glock are in range so when I do happen to catch the little pricks they get served , lord help the poor soul who try's to break into another rig around my place .

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Old 09-19-2007, 10:19 AM   #32
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Same as most of the others.....I have never locked a door since I bought it. Tuffy center console with the CD player, Tuffy wheel well/speaker boxes and the Tuffy under rear seat tool drawer. Top and upper doors are only on from end of Sept to April and then I run a safari top the rest of the year.

Nothing of any value out in the open.

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Old 09-19-2007, 12:59 PM   #33
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I've only had mine less than a year and have had no problems yet (knock on wood).

When I exit it in public....I take off the faceplate and radar detector and lock them in my center console. Mostly just to get the stuff out of sight. I try not to leave anything else in sight. If anything, I'll put stuff in the back where the angle of the rear seat mostly hides anything.

I used to lock my faceplate in my glove box....but one day I came back to it and the glove box was open and everythign had fallen out. I thought maybe someone had rummaged thru it and was pissed. Then I realized the glove box just sucks and fell open by itself, even being locked. With a good yank, the glove box will open even while locked.
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:23 AM   #34
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Yall need to move!!!! lol

I count my lucky stars i live in a small town in south MS, i never take the keys out my jeep, muchless worry about things getting took.
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:38 AM   #35
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I count my lucky stars i live in a small town in south MS, i never take the keys out my jeep, muchless worry about things getting took.
dont you mean TAKEN? lol, that one was for you SCOUT
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Old 09-20-2007, 02:59 PM   #36
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I lived in a crime ridden city in Connecticut for three years, left it with the top down all the time, ipod right out in the open. Never had a problem. Moved up to a small town in Maine, and BAM, stuff gets stolen while its sitting in the parking lot at my workplace in my field of vision from my desk. Go figure.
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:50 AM   #37
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Id like to see a lock box installed under the rear seat.
It would be invisible even to Jeep owners, and yet you can easily flip forward the back seats to access it.

shit, I might patent that lol
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Old 12-01-2007, 04:58 AM   #38
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No problems at all, topless, untill I left a new hoodie stuffed under the seat. The guy must have been cold, he took my new hoodie, popped the console, took my camera, half a carton of cigarettes, and my favorite Zippo. Then proceeded to bust into a 'Vette. The only reason the 'vette owner realized she'd been had, smelled the smoke from my cigs, lit from my lighter! (they saw a dude walking away with a oversized hoodie on)(I'm an XL). I do not leave ANYTHING in my jeep, any more. No problems since.
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If it's covered in WET gooey mud all the way up to the roof, criminals wont touch it. Mud scares them. If you have to wash it, get a hard top.
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:27 PM   #40
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It might have something to do with people watching your crazy ass walking in circles around your Jeep like Rainman.. "Yeah, it's definitely time for Wopner..., Yeah, KMart sucks, definitely..." Might be why nobody messes w/ your junk!
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Please note that I didn't say anything about my not having a similar ritual! I just know why it works, that's all!

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Old 12-01-2007, 04:19 PM   #41
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The only thing I worry about really is other Jeepers. They are pretty much the only ones who know how important certain things on a jeep are. It would be naive of me to think that just because they own a jeep they would never try to steal parts etc.
During the summer someone stole my owner's manual and everything inside the nifty canvas pack from my glovebox. It had to be a Jeeper because I had other stuff lying around inside the jeep that they didn't take.
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Old 12-01-2007, 07:01 PM   #42
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I'd lock my doors, but most of the time they're in the shed, so that would be pretty dumb. I usually just lock the console and glove box. Alarms are useless. How many times a day do you hear someones alarm going crazy and just walk by.
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I agree, don't lock the doors. When they are in the Garage they don't do any good. Crooks are mostly dumb as hell. If they can't see it quick, they won't look. But when it is not there, there is no chance of missing it.
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Old 12-01-2007, 09:04 PM   #44
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cover it with mud!
make them earn it!
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Old 12-01-2007, 09:09 PM   #45
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the people around my area would just slash it even if they don't want to steal anything, .

No shit man love chicago i kno theres worse place but theyll do it just to do it. My favorite is in the summer get a fig newton bar get it wet then throw them my jeep inside and out. People are dumb. i want to get an alarm with shock sensor and moton sens if that right?
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Old 12-01-2007, 09:49 PM   #46
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Always keep an Aliby in your Jeep.(Knife, screwdriver, etc.).......Self-Defense when you call the Sheriffs Dept. or Morgue.

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Most will overlook my Jeep because it's always dirty, the tires and wheels are all gnawed up, and even when the top is down there is enough dust on everything to make it look worthless. I have a Sirius unit mounted to the windshield but it's covered in so much dust you wouldn't think it works by looking at it.

Not to say I won't get got. They are just going to have to be not that picky to want to get me.
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Old 12-02-2007, 02:45 AM   #48
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To me attempt of stealing should be treated just a completed bank robbery with a failure getaway. From what i've heard from the cops around here, if some 1 is stealing your property, you cannot take matter into your own hands if you catch them, you cannot even slow them down.
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Old 12-02-2007, 03:16 AM   #49
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get a center lock box. works great. just pop the faceplate in there at night and lock that up and u wint have any worries
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hehe you wake up in the mourning your entire box is gone
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haha luckily no1 else would think of that besides you triple8. so if that ever happens, ill know who it is!!
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:38 AM   #52
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I was afraid to drive my jeep to the office and leave it unattended for two weeks, so I always drove my truck. Last month someone broke my back window and stole the cd player and a nice pair of sunglasses. Nobody knew my boss had a highdollar camera system installed and they were caught right away. I now drive my jeep to work to see if anyones tempted.
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hehe if custom alarms that harm the stealer were not illegal i would be having so much fun.. i'd leave it completely open and probably put golden stuff just as "bait" and wait in my window w/ a remote that control saws that come out from the dash board or underneath the seats, electric shocks/lightnings, maybe some hydraulic spears that spike out of the seats, eh so much fun.. oh jeez that would get your mojo going I'd put a path of expensive things in my jeep and let some 1 "steal"
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Old 08-15-2010, 04:36 PM   #55
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To me attempt of stealing should be treated just a completed bank robbery with a failure getaway. From what i've heard from the cops around here, if some 1 is stealing your property, you cannot take matter into your own hands if you catch them, you cannot even slow them down.

I couldn't agree more. Recently my passenger side window had been smashed, and I was thinking that I had better not touch anything until the officer arrived, as he might want to dust for prints. While he showed empathy, this was his fourht smash and grab of the night.
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We have never had our soft top cut, but someone unzipped one of the back windows and let themselves in. Trashed the stuff inside and stole some movies. It was an odd day that we were moving stuff from one place to another; we rarely have so much stuff in tow. We just go about with the reality that anything could get stolen anytime.
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I've had two thefts where I thought the cops would be able to lift prints but they weren't interested. They apparently are only interested in prints for felony cases, especially since misdemeanor thefts are often done by kids or people not yet in the fingerprint system.

Regarding soft top cuts resulting in thefts, I learned that lesson back in the early 70's when I had my beloved Triumph TR-6's soft top cut to steal some computer parts and a small oscilloscope I had sitting in the little area behind the seats. The old Long Beach cop that took the report and the soft top shop that replaced my top told me the same thing... never EVER lock the doors of a convertible equipped car and never EVER leave anything inside of value a thief can see. That will prevent the top from being slashed except through vandalism.

I NEVER lock the doors of my soft-top equipped TJ for that reason.
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I lived in a crime ridden city in Connecticut for three years, left it with the top down all the time, ipod right out in the open. Never had a problem. Moved up to a small town in Maine, and BAM, stuff gets stolen while its sitting in the parking lot at my workplace in my field of vision from my desk. Go figure.
I've found some small, "low-crime" areas are the worst for theft. Your neighbor from two blocks down will steal in a heartbeat with some silly notion that it's okay b/c they are your neighbors. Someone just stole a huge demolition tractor out of our yard in small Bridgeton, NC last week. And our property is highly visible with streets around all four sides, it's not easy to get in and out without being seen. Some pothead, jobless punks three blocks away got their truck stuck in the woods and stole the equipment to pull themselves out. Got that stuck too - next morning the cops located the machine and the douche bags showed up while the cops were there, lol. But the area continues to be "low-crime" because no one presses charges
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I count my lucky stars i live in a small town in south MS, i never take the keys out my jeep, muchless worry about things getting took.
Same here....but I own a funeral home, and I live over top of it. Nobody likes to walk by my place let alone stop long enough in front of the place to break in...lol
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I've had two thefts where I thought the cops would be able to lift prints but they weren't interested. They apparently are only interested in prints for felony cases, especially since misdemeanor thefts are often done by kids or people not yet in the fingerprint system.

Regarding soft top cuts resulting in thefts, I learned that lesson back in the early 70's when I had my beloved Triumph TR-6's soft top cut to steal some computer parts and a small oscilloscope I had sitting in the little area behind the seats. The old Long Beach cop that took the report and the soft top shop that replaced my top told me the same thing... never EVER lock the doors of a convertible equipped car and never EVER leave anything inside of value a thief can see. That will prevent the top from being slashed except through vandalism.

I NEVER lock the doors of my soft-top equipped TJ for that reason.
What if somebody will steal your TJ while the doors were not locked?
What will insurance company do?

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