|Today 09:30 PM|
Despite what some have said in this thread already about manuals not being stolem as much, mine is a 5 speed manual. They started it by punching a hole in the steering column and then had someone push the car a few feet while another person in the driver's seat put it in 1st and jumped the clutch. I don't really know enough about it to understand how that all worked but they were apparently knowledgable about it. They were also pretty confident cause it happend in a best buy parking lot during the day when I was only in the store for less than 20 minutes.
|Today 09:26 PM|
|ChasUGC||Note: Winter Time is the best time for car thieves. Less people are on the streets because of the cold, rain or snow. Better concealment for thieves in pouring rain or snow. Noise dampening during torrential rain, hail or snow storms.|
|Today 09:17 PM|
I had my GTA convertible Mustang stolen years ago, when someone took my Car Keys that I had put inside my sweat pants, and laid down while playing sports at my high school. The thieves had been watching me and planning this theft for weeks. My car alarm was of no help at that point because the fob was attached to my keys. Lucky for me, it had this problem where the tranny line would come off if someone was doing hard accelerations. The tranny bled out, and the culprits ran away and abandoned it. The Police were contacted by the security guard that spotted the culprits. I got it back the next day from the Police Department without any damage. The thieves didn't even have time to steal my radio. The Police said that I was totally lucky.
|Today 09:10 PM|
Viper and maybe Lo-Jack
You must have some sort of alarm, period. A Viper install is about $300. If someone flat beds your Jeep, the Viper will go off. I had my Mustang legally towed, when I was parked illegally years ago, and the tow company complained that it sounded the whole time while being towed, and the Police had pulled them over. When, I went to pick it up, they had disconnected the battery to make it stop. They have mercury switches that realize the car angle. When the angle is exceeded, the alarm will sound continuously until the alarm is deactivated, or the battery is disconnected. Lo-Jack is good too for GPS location. I saw this while searching too.
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|Today 08:39 PM|
|Today 06:59 PM|
I think I found 3 or 4 instances of Wrangler theft in San Diego in this thread alone. Mine was stolen last night in San Diego, Oceanside.
WTF San Diego?
|04-30-2013 05:49 PM|
I figure that rules out most young thieves of opportunity.
|04-30-2013 03:27 PM|
I just did a search by the state highway patrol here in Missouri. For my county, there were a total of 61 vehicles stolen in my county in 2012. The most stolen vehicle: 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan.
I think my Jeep may be pretty safe!
|04-30-2013 02:20 PM|
|04-30-2013 01:16 PM|
before i bought this jeep from my dad, it was stolen.
crazy thing is he was out at fiesta island with his sea dew trailer hooked up. hard top on, everything locked
they broke in, couldnt open up the center console (locked) or the glove compartment (also locked) so they ditched it and left it running 24 hours before cops found it. still running and nothing taken. just a damaged driver door.
the sea dews were ok, just stayed in the water all night lol
|04-30-2013 11:09 AM|
I know of one that used the seatbelt switch in the drivers seat. Car would not start if you were sitting down. Not for me too awkward.
Pick the circuit you want to open; fuel, ignition, power to the computer; pick the type of switch you want, and go for it. Then test it.
When you are done, donít write it up, donít show it off to your friends. Itís your own little secret. If no one knows itís there they canít try and defeat it.
|04-29-2013 11:00 PM|
|KSJeepBrah||I definitively think so from stories I've heard. I use a steering wheel lock for some extra security. It doesn't do much really to stop a thief but it's better than nothing.|
|04-29-2013 10:50 PM|
|Deep||is a kill switch or fuel shut-off switch something you buy ready to install or do you rig up something yourself?|
|04-29-2013 10:32 PM|
|04-29-2013 08:52 PM|
So I know it's not a huge deterrent but if I put the transfer case in neutral but put it in first gear will this still hold the car. Like when I park I put the park brake on but also put it in first just as a precaution.
If I had the transfer case in neutral but in first gear would it still do the same thing?
|04-29-2013 08:26 PM|
|YjKalamity||I know a few people who tie dog tracking collars to their frames, so that's another option.|
|04-29-2013 08:25 PM|
|04-29-2013 07:44 PM|
Also I had the rlink unit someone mentioned earlier on my r1. It was nice bc I could track my bike from my iphone no matter where I was in the states. Had that on top of it being chained to an anchor bolt poured into my garage floor.
|04-29-2013 07:00 PM|
|04-29-2013 04:14 PM|
|valgerth||I have a nice Viper system I use coupled with a proximity sensor. So even topless and doorless if you get into my Jeep you set off both the shock and the motion sensor. My remote tells me when it goes off, and has a 2 mile range. Since I'm never really farther than that, I don't worry too much. I don't keep much in the Jeep, and nothing I can't lock in the center console or glove compartment.|
|04-29-2013 02:47 PM|
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|04-29-2013 12:32 PM|
|04-29-2013 12:30 PM|
|Jerry Bransford||Just keep in mind that not all car thieves will even try to start the engine. My TJ was stolen three years ago & they simply dragged it out of my company parking spot with a flatbed tow truck without bothering to try to start it.|
|04-29-2013 12:02 PM|
|eparrae||Both my folks and I have lojack on our jeeps, my pops just called home the other day to give our lojack info to the authorities because he took the spare key instead of his normal key (which has the lojack device on it)... it can be kind of a pain and something you dont like renewing every year but it gives a lot of comfort when you roll around with the top off and have a lot invested into your ride.|
|04-29-2013 11:32 AM|
|04-29-2013 11:20 AM|
|04-29-2013 11:09 AM|
Or the dog method
Oh and a large dog tied up on the roll bar helps too.
|04-29-2013 11:07 AM|
I have no idea is someones said this already, but in my dads old blazer and now in my jeep he installed a "kill switch" which is basically a little switch under the drivers seat that you can turn off, and limits the power to where it will startup, but after about 30 seconds or so the car will die off. Not 100% sure how to do this but I can ask how he did it if you want. I am very thankful for mine, I left my 99 in dallas one day when taking the girlfriend to some restaurant, about 45 minutes later someone came in asking if anyone owned a green jeep, apparently mine was left in the middle of an intersection after the thief couldn't restart it!
Anyway thats my 2 cents,
|04-29-2013 10:35 AM|
|Entoxicated||My 95 YJ was just stolen Saturday night (4/27/2013) right outside of a Best Buy parking lot with people all around. I went in for about 20 min came out and the jeep was gone! It was manual and it was dinged up a little but nice for that year. It really sucks as I'm just a college student with hardly any income. Hopefully it will turn up somewhere but my fear is that it has already been parted out since its a jeep|
|03-04-2012 08:48 PM|
THEFT RATES FOR PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLES STOLEN IN CALENDAR YEAR 2009
Make Model Thefts Production Rate Year Type
CHRYSLER JEEP WRANGLER 58 67122 0.8641 2009 MPV
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