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04-24-2013 05:29 PM
tesnevo
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Originally Posted by asianhulk View Post
Not to mention, it is unlawful to use deadly force to protect property in many states..make that most states.

Not so here in TN. Law passed a year or so ago. You can protect your vehicle as you can your dewlling/property.
A local senate member shot-killed one, injured the other, when they both tried to carjack him. Jumped into his back seat and they never left it.
04-24-2013 02:59 PM
Barmanvarn Tuffy rear cargo thing, tuffy glovebox, stereo with removable face, after market alarm with shock sensor and 2-zone proximity.

The 2 zone is great. Gives a warning chirp at the outer zone, and alarms if you move to the inner zone.
04-24-2013 02:40 PM
Lynskey
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Originally Posted by mcdull View Post
Plan to add door hinge lock?
Nope. If the doors are actually on the Jeep, and they can get them off, they can have them. Then at least I won't have to also replace the hinges.
04-23-2013 10:54 PM
mcdull
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Originally Posted by Lynskey View Post
My list of scumbag protection measures:
  1. Factory alarm.
  2. Newly installed home-made alarm using a proximity sensor, trigger for siren under the hood. Used for topless/doorless days. Works with or without setting the factory alarm.
  3. MOPAR Hood lock.
  4. Tuffy Security gate in the rear. Amp and sub/box hidden under that.
  5. Removable HU faceplate.
  6. All wheel locking lugnuts.
  7. Locking gas cap.
  8. Jeep is stored in my locked garage.
  9. Never leave the Jeep in questionable areas (over night).
  10. Never leave anything of value in sight.
Sure all of that will slow down passers-by and probably even somewhat motivated thieves. It won't stop pros. But at least now I can go to the beach topless and have my stuff out of sight, somewhat locked down and alarmed.
Plan to add door hinge lock?
04-23-2013 08:31 PM
Lynskey
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Originally Posted by asianhulk View Post
Geez, remind me to never park in RI!
Not that RI is bad, I just hate people. People who steal that is.
04-23-2013 05:35 PM
michiganadam
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Originally Posted by st1264 View Post
I've never experienced car theft or anything stolen from mine. The last local rash of thefts that I heard of:

Windows were broken and items in sight were taken. Smash and grab. I guess some idiots leave laptops, money and such in plain sight. A good way to make sure you are not a target is by not having any valuables in sight. I'm not worried about a car stereo being stolen as they are quite inexpensive now.
Idiots? I shouldnt have to worry about people stealing my crap.

Heres a fun one. I dont use store bought cds. If i buy legit copies i keep the originals home and use copies.

One time someone stole my cd book. Apparently they didnt look inside first because it was all copies. No resale value. Hahahaha.

Funny thing though, they took nothing else. Had a really nice expensive stereo system too.
04-23-2013 04:11 PM
st1264 I've never experienced car theft or anything stolen from mine. The last local rash of thefts that I heard of:

Windows were broken and items in sight were taken. Smash and grab. I guess some idiots leave laptops, money and such in plain sight. A good way to make sure you are not a target is by not having any valuables in sight. I'm not worried about a car stereo being stolen as they are quite inexpensive now.
04-23-2013 03:01 PM
asianhulk
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Originally Posted by Lynskey View Post
My list of scumbag protection measures:
  1. Factory alarm.
  2. Newly installed home-made alarm using a proximity sensor, trigger for siren under the hood. Used for topless/doorless days. Works with or without setting the factory alarm.
  3. MOPAR Hood lock.
  4. Tuffy Security gate in the rear. Amp and sub/box hidden under that.
  5. Removable HU faceplate.
  6. All wheel locking lugnuts.
  7. Locking gas cap.
  8. Jeep is stored in my locked garage.
  9. Never leave the Jeep in questionable areas (over night).
  10. Never leave anything of value in sight.
Sure all of that will slow down passers-by and probably even somewhat motivated thieves. It won't stop pros. But at least now I can go to the beach topless and have my stuff out of sight, somewhat locked down and alarmed.
Geez, remind me to never park in RI!
04-23-2013 11:21 AM
Lynskey My list of scumbag protection measures:
  1. Factory alarm.
  2. Newly installed home-made alarm using a proximity sensor, trigger for siren under the hood. Used for topless/doorless days. Works with or without setting the factory alarm.
  3. MOPAR Hood lock.
  4. Tuffy Security gate in the rear. Amp and sub/box hidden under that.
  5. Removable HU faceplate.
  6. All wheel locking lugnuts.
  7. Locking gas cap.
  8. Jeep is stored in my locked garage.
  9. Never leave the Jeep in questionable areas (over night).
  10. Never leave anything of value in sight.
Sure all of that will slow down passers-by and probably even somewhat motivated thieves. It won't stop pros. But at least now I can go to the beach topless and have my stuff out of sight, somewhat locked down and alarmed.
04-23-2013 11:17 AM
yellowtailfan
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Originally Posted by panthermark View Post
I got one of these.....

9 pounds of high-pitched...non start barking...ever...



^^^ Awesomeness!
04-23-2013 08:18 AM
laollis
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Originally Posted by st1264 View Post
This ^ and I never took off the faceplate of my HU for years... it seems that HU's are so cheap now that they are not in demand.

Would you be angrier if a thief cut up your $700 soft top or stole your $150 HU?

I have a locked garage and I don't park/drive in the ghetto.
I also park in my locked garage and never drive/park in a ghetto. Nor do I live near/around/close to a large city/ghetto.
04-22-2013 05:01 AM
viperx6x9x I put one of those quadratec ivaults in. It looks like it could still be forcibly removed if they really wanted it but it will take some extra time. But the big thing for me is that it completely hides the HU from view. I'm hoping if they can't see what it is they won't bother trying to take it.

As for wheel locks, i might put some on, they make little mini ones for the door hinges too. As was already stated, they can still be worked around, but hopefully it slows em down enough. again hoping, any would be theif won't want to hang around long enough to get them off.

I do like the second HU stashed in a remote location idea though. I used that in my old fairlane. Left the factory cassette player in the dash, hid the cd player. yes i said cd, this was back in the 90's Use that in combination with one of those security consoles and it would be a lot harder for them to get to the real one if they could find out where it is
04-22-2013 04:38 AM
12thman
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Originally Posted by legitposter View Post

What good is a gun if you're not standing there protecting the jeep with it? And if you are, what about the innocent bystanders nearby?
I don't think anyone is condoning shooting the innocent bystanders.
04-22-2013 12:50 AM
st1264
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Originally Posted by laollis View Post
Gorilla 24 set locking lugs. It will take awhile for them to get them all unlocked. LOL
This ^ and I never took off the faceplate of my HU for years... it seems that HU's are so cheap now that they are not in demand.

Would you be angrier if a thief cut up your $700 soft top or stole your $150 HU?

I have a locked garage and I don't park/drive in the ghetto.
04-21-2013 07:08 PM
asianhulk
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Originally Posted by legitposter View Post
What good is a gun if you're not standing there protecting the jeep with it? And if you are, what about the innocent bystanders nearby?
Not to mention, it is unlawful to use deadly force to protect property in many states..make that most states.
04-21-2013 12:22 PM
m998dna
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Originally Posted by legitposter View Post
What good is a gun if you're not standing there protecting the jeep with it? And if you are, what about the innocent bystanders nearby?
You have to be a serious Jeep fanantic if contemplating the use of an AR to take down a thief while stealing your spare tire or duffle bag.

What happen to a good old fashion chase down and burying the asshole in the desert?

Jeez... way too many video games being sold these days.



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04-21-2013 12:12 PM
legitposter
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Originally Posted by Riccochet View Post
What good is a gun if you're not standing there protecting the jeep with it? And if you are, what about the innocent bystanders nearby?
04-21-2013 11:39 AM
asianhulk
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Originally Posted by m998dna View Post
Not sure what a teff is ... if your referring to those scum bags that go around stealing then there's all kinds of deterrents.

Maybe Hulk will jump in on this thread...

.
Someone say hulk!?!?! HULK SMASH!

***NOT OFFERING LEGAL ADVICE, just a point of view***
You can check to see if that stuff is covered under your insurance policy, the criminals that are hardcore probably wont waste the chances of getting caught for taking stock stuff. I saw on here, that a dealership had some rims taken, that person probably did that because it was high gain. Think like a criminal...low risk, high gain. Any time you break the law, you have a chance large or small to get caught. Even alarms that go off really don't make people's head turn anymore but some alarms can page you. This is what I will eventually get, a 2 way page type alarm.

Unfortunately, if someone really wants your stuff, they will find a way to take it. But the secret is how bad they really want it? I park in either the garage or next to police cars, usually helps!
04-20-2013 10:41 PM
Y-Guy
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Originally Posted by Moabite View Post
The Viper has it's own remote. It lives in a pocket in the console unless I need to arm that system...which isn't very often. The Viper also sets off tones and lights on the remote if I'm within a few thousand feet of the vehicle.
Brilliant!!! I've got an old Python 881XP I pulled from my F350 taking up space in a box, love the idea of a separate install like you did. I really did hate the big bulky remote it came with. Thankfully 90% of the time my Jeep is safe, garaged at home and outside my window at the office.
04-20-2013 05:45 PM
laollis
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Originally Posted by michiganadam View Post
Cool as long as theyre properly torqued!
Just to be sure, I took it to the dealer and had them do it.
04-20-2013 12:01 PM
michiganadam
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Originally Posted by laollis View Post
Yes. I got them in Black to match my wheels. 5 lugs each wheel except spare I just used 3.
Cool as long as theyre properly torqued!
04-20-2013 12:00 PM
panthermark I got one of these.....

9 pounds of high-pitched...non start barking...ever...


04-20-2013 11:42 AM
laollis
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Originally Posted by michiganadam View Post
All 24 lock?
Yes. I got them in Black to match my wheels. 5 lugs each wheel except spare I just used 3.
04-20-2013 11:37 AM
michiganadam
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Originally Posted by laollis View Post
Gorilla 24 set locking lugs. It will take awhile for them to get them all unlocked. LOL
All 24 lock?
04-20-2013 11:19 AM
laollis Gorilla 24 set locking lugs. It will take awhile for them to get them all unlocked. LOL
04-03-2013 03:52 PM
Ltblue
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Originally Posted by Moabite View Post
The Viper has it's own remote. It lives in a pocket in the console unless I need to arm that system...which isn't very often. The Viper also sets off tones and lights on the remote if I'm within a few thousand feet of the vehicle.
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Originally Posted by Lynskey View Post
The reason I am tapping into the factory alarm is so I don't need another fob on my keychain and have to press 2 buttons to arm/disarm. That combined with the Mopar hood lock will at least deter the common scumbag. At least you can't lift the hood and clip the power easily.

Ideally I just want a bit of a warning to passers-by when the top is down and I am at the beach or dinner. I don't leave the Jeep overnight in any questionable areas. I take my 14 year old A4 to those places.
Yeah I have the Viper 5904 alarm and it is tapped into the factory alarm. Even though the Viper's remote is cooler(1 mile remote start, color screen, multiple options,etc.) I just didn't want to carry two remotes, plus I have a Mopar hood lock and gas cap lock coded to ignition key so factory key was the choice.
04-03-2013 03:31 PM
Lynskey The reason I am tapping into the factory alarm is so I don't need another fob on my keychain and have to press 2 buttons to arm/disarm. That combined with the Mopar hood lock will at least deter the common scumbag. At least you can't lift the hood and clip the power easily.

Ideally I just want a bit of a warning to passers-by when the top is down and I am at the beach or dinner. I don't leave the Jeep overnight in any questionable areas. I take my 14 year old A4 to those places.
04-03-2013 03:02 PM
Ltblue You can also tint your windows so they can't see what you have inside.
04-03-2013 02:56 PM
panthermark
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Originally Posted by michiganadam View Post
Wheel lug nut locks are basically useless unless your wheels are properly torqued. Most arent.. I can remove them by loosening the lugnuts opposite of them and then tightening the lug nuts next to the lock. Its suddenly loose....

As for electronics, make sure the alarm goes off if the hood is opened. Otherwise useless, they clip the battery cable.
Very interesting....

Makes me feel a touch better about having splines. While the same concept would apply...it would be a touch harder to do without a splne key since all 5 nuts are splines.
04-03-2013 02:50 PM
Moabite
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Originally Posted by woansleftpeg View Post
Do you have it wired to arm/disarm in conjunction with the main alarm, or do you have two separate fobs?
The Viper has it's own remote. It lives in a pocket in the console unless I need to arm that system...which isn't very often. The Viper also sets off tones and lights on the remote if I'm within a few thousand feet of the vehicle.
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