|05-12-2013 08:03 PM|
This is my piece of mind for the while jeep not getting ripped off.
I have a steel center lockbox that the PO put in and it's good. That and a rear steel trunk that seems factory but I don't know if the YJ saharas ever came with them.
Rule of thumb is pretty much an echo of everyone else. Can't live without it, it shouldn't live in the wrangler.
|05-12-2013 05:05 PM|
|05-12-2013 04:58 PM|
|05-12-2013 10:24 AM|
I keep my faceplate locked away in the center console, I take the CB out when I'm not on the trail. My highlift is bolted to my roll bar and locked with a padlock, I have a cheapie socket and wrench set tucked under the seat. I bolted an ammo can in the rear corner of the trunk, I put a bolt with the threads facing out thru the front of the can, I have a nylock nut threaded on and a small flat wrench hidden in the jeep. It not a padlock, but you need the wrench to remove it, I keep my straps and better tools in the ammo can.
If it would kill me to lose it, I don't carry it! Thankfully, most people pass up a crappy jeep, especially when they can plainly see there isn't much to take. Thieves suck!
|05-11-2013 11:07 PM|
'05 TJ Rubicon 6spd (50k mi) and '10 E90 M3 w/ DCT (37k mi). Perfect combo for off-road and track. I live in San Jose and daily drive the jeep.
I might sell the M3 as I'll get the best value out of the sale right now (no 4-doors available) and determine whether I want to pick up the same thing again or the new 4-door when it comes out. Not a fan of the look of the coupes.
|05-11-2013 11:03 PM|
|SF rubi||Noog7, noticed the E9X M3 in your signature. Do you have a Jeep and an M3? I just sold my E92 M3 because I wasn't getting much use out of it living in SF. I think that's the perfect combo of cars though if you have space for both.|
|05-11-2013 09:56 PM|
Yeah, I really need to get some better stuff to bolt my sub /amp down with. However, 99% of the time it's at work or in my parking garage. Since it's obvious to anyone that I never run with a top, I'm inclined to believe they assume there isn't jack for them to steal in it. I only take the deck faceplate with me. I suppose they could steal my climbing harness and some other random camping junk that I may leave in there... but if that's all that gets jacked on the order of every 1-3 years, I'll pay that price to run it the way I want.
So, I just solved my problem to the above, since I have my hi-lift laying over the sub in the back behind the cage, I'll just padlock that down on both sides with some chain to the cage -- sweet! And then my chain won't take up all the room left in the back!!
|05-11-2013 09:44 PM|
|SF rubi||Haha. The only plus is you don't have to worry about your windows getting broken if you don't have a top on your car, which sadly happens way too frequently out here.|
|05-11-2013 09:42 PM|
|Jrgarcia715||Get a locking center console|
|05-11-2013 09:30 PM|
|05-11-2013 09:27 PM|
|SF rubi||Depends where you live. If you park topless overnight in San Francisco, I guarantee you'll return to a bum sleeping in your car.|
|05-11-2013 09:05 PM|
|05-11-2013 08:21 PM|
How safe is parking a Jeep without a top?
You biggest worry, from experience, is
birds shitting all over your seats and steering wheels.
So, my simple advice is as follows: fold your seats forward so the poop hits the seat backs instead; keep valuables out of sight; and if you are worried about parking it in a bad neighborhood, then a short piece of chain thru the steering wheel and around the roll bars with a big padlock will deter most theifs, whom are opportunists.
|05-11-2013 08:05 PM|
|Fullback40||You could always put an alarm on it|
|05-11-2013 03:19 PM|
|CarolinaCajun||I have been too nervous to leave my top off while I'm at work, too. I work nights in a downtown area of a decent sized city with decent sized crime. I don't leave anything in it, but I don't want to risk having anyone mess with it in their attempt to take parts or steal the entire thing.|
|05-11-2013 01:58 PM|
I don't have any qualms about parking at work with the top off. I work at O'Hare.
When I have the top off, nothing is left out in the open for them to steal, it either goes with me, or is locked up in the console.
|05-11-2013 11:03 AM|
|boomer_95||im sure i wont have any issues being that i live in a small town, but thanks for the tips. quick question, does a 2003 tj come stock with an alarm system? not sure if mine does, or is supposed to (i think i read they do somewere)|
|05-11-2013 02:33 AM|
Moral of the story is don't give anyone a reason to look. I rarely drive my jeep but I make sure I take the garage door opener, radio face plate, etc... With me.
|05-10-2013 10:10 PM|
|SmugglersBlues||After ten years in LE I can tell you from experience that locks only keep honest people out. If someone wants to steal something out of your jeep they will do it. As someone said earlier try to park in front of a camera if possible and put in lock boxes. Most theives look for targets of opportunity and dont want to take a lot of time.|
|05-10-2013 09:56 PM|
I don't worry because I drive a raggedy old YJ.
Somebody broke into my apartment.
Didn't take none of my stuff.
They just left a twenty on the kitchen table with a note ...'man, you need this worse than I do'
|05-10-2013 06:10 PM|
|Beachcomber||I never lock my doors I would rather they look in and move on when they see I don't have anything worth steeling. In the summer I always go topless and have never had a problem but I guess it depends on where you live.|
|05-10-2013 03:51 PM|
|Kota7x||I still have my stock radio so I don't have that to worry about. I have had people going through my glovebox and center console. Never took anything but they are doing it. When I am at school I throw my manual and registration in my backpack so that they cant get any of that.|
|05-10-2013 02:37 PM|
2 things I do,
1. I don't lock my doors, even hard top & doors on. Because, I don't have a key lol. But, a lot of the time I'll keep 'em off when its nice out and just park in the garage over night. But, anywhere else I park it other than the garage I don't leave anything out. I use the rear locking boxes and the center console.
2. Whenever I park in a populated area, I take my coil wire with me. Good luck getting 'er to start lol.
|05-10-2013 02:31 PM|
|05-10-2013 01:18 PM|
|RevCo666||I've been preparing to go topless by the end of the month (its suppost to snow on Sunday here ) Anyhow, with all my emergency equipment sitting in a milk crate, I decided to try to find some sort of locking box in the back. Everything I seen was either too small, or plastic. Talked to my retired father who use to work in the mines and mentioned the issue to him, he goes into the garage and pulls out a nice wooden box with a lid, latch for lock and a lock with key... After cleaning it out, sprayed it down with rock guard to seal it for waterproofing, placed screws on the side to hold it down in the event of roll over. Fits everything nicely and gives me abit of piece of mind as well!|
|05-10-2013 01:13 PM|
|Blastek||depends where you live too. mine is sitting topless and doorless outside of work. i have a prox. alarm so if anybody sticks an arm in it alerts me at my desk. gives me peace of mind, but by the time i'd get there, they'd be gone.|
|05-10-2013 01:00 PM|
|dklassen||I never worry about it anymore. I don't leave anything in the Jeep but here in TN out in the country no one messes with anything. Too many guns walking around. Now back in So California where I used to live I wouldn't leave my guitar pick unattended.|
|05-10-2013 12:43 PM|
Don't leave anything of value in there. Buy tuffy products. They are very hard to get into. Lock the face of your stereo in there for peace of mind.
Like everyone else said, if someone wants to get in the jeep they will. I think the ultimate deterrent is being able to see that there is nothing in the jeep. A few empty .45 casings will help too lol
|05-10-2013 12:36 PM|
|Wranglin4Life||I dont worry anymore. If someone wants it they are gonna take it, top on or off. I just dont use expensive stuff. I think my head unit was $70. I do what I can to secure it but I would rather them not slice my top trying to get in and get my radio.|
|05-10-2013 11:43 AM|
Haha, it's not a Chrysler dude... BMW glass is super thick.
how not to break bmw's window - YouTube
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