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Preston777 03-16-2012 06:19 PM

anyone else using LoJack?
 
anyone have any expierence with LoJack or opinions? I have never had it but bought it with my 2012 since it is a soft top and im a few miles from the mexico border. Hoping I dont have to use it but got it just in case.

nwbronco 03-16-2012 07:12 PM

It is tough to steal the JKs. They have a chipped key. It will run for a few seconds then shut off with an unprogrammed one. I am sure though, if someone wants the rig bad enough, they'd find a way.


Bob K.

TommyT 03-16-2012 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by nwbronco (Post 2148032)
It is tough to steal the JKs. They have a chipped key. It will run for a few seconds then shut off with an unprogrammed one. I am sure though, if someone wants the rig bad enough, they'd find a way.


Bob K.

X2
and if its stolen and goes into mexico you'll never see it again, even with the Lojack!

holecardsrwild 07-30-2012 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by TommyT (Post 2148089)
X2
and if its stolen and goes into mexico you'll never see it again, even with the Lojack!

Don't be so sure: http://www.autotheftblog.com/2012/01...ego-recovered/

Living in San Diego I ordered it with my Jeep too, with the early warning system.

ilikeguns 07-30-2012 06:11 PM

i opted for the remote detonator instead.. i don't get the jeep back but it's much more fun

C.L. 07-30-2012 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by ilikeguns (Post 2637214)
i opted for the remote detonator instead.. i don't get the jeep back but it's much more fun

Nice.

50 Something 07-30-2012 06:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Preston777 (Post 2147863)
anyone have any expierence with LoJack or opinions? I have never had it but bought it with my 2012 since it is a soft top and im a few miles from the mexico border. Hoping I dont have to use it but got it just in case.

If your speaking of the Mopar EVTS mine already had it in the package the dealer installed. I figured it beats nothing at all. I didn't do the up grade, but they say they can find it in all 50 states as well as Mexico and Canada.

50 Something

Scarlet Begonia 07-30-2012 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by ilikeguns (Post 2637214)
i opted for the remote detonator instead.. i don't get the jeep back but it's much more fun

:rofl::rofl:

gnjlee 07-30-2012 06:47 PM

There can be considerable damage done to a vehicle by a thief...If you have full coverage and a monthly payment...Do you really WANT it back? Why not just get another one? :punk:

50 Something 07-30-2012 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by gnjlee (Post 2637325)
There can be considerable damage done to a vehicle by a thief...If you have full coverage and a monthly payment...Do you really WANT it back? Why not just get another one? :punk:

Well I have not done any research on the "Jeep" theft ratio, but most real pro's today use a role back bobtail, or a wrecker. Just get in put in neutral, winche it on the bed, or pick it up from the bumper and take off. Since I have only a bikini top, tube doors and no back seat no damage would be done.

As far as insurance goes from the moment you drove it off the dealerships lot you were upside down in the Rig. I know it's a Jeep and has a great resale value, but just call your agent and ask them what they would pay off on your note. You will be suprised!

50 Something

lojackian 07-31-2012 03:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Preston777 (Post 2147863)
anyone have any experience with LoJack or opinions? I have never had it but bought it with my 2012 since it is a soft top and im a few miles from the mexico border. Hoping I dont have to use it but got it just in case.

Hi Preston,

Thank you for considering LoJack for your Jeep. If you have any questions or want to place an order please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-4-LOJACK (1-800-456-5225)

To those who mentioned they wouldn't care if their vehicle was stolen, and they would take the insurance money. What about the sales taxes and fee's you paid on the vehicle? Personal belongings? Customizations? All lost if your vehicle is stolen and not recovered and not to mention the hassle of it all.

LoJack offers a 90% recovery rate on cars and trucks, we have over 300,000 total recoveries (averaging 10,000+ per year) worldwide, and we are the only stolen vehicle recovery system directly integrated with the police.

As mentioned below (our success stories blog), Southern California one of our top market for recoveries and it is fairly common for us to work with Mexican authorities to recover vehicles that have crossed the border or are about to.

Thank you again for considering LoJack.

Jason A.
LoJack Corporation
http://www.autotheftblog.com
http://www.lojack.com

Aftahour 08-01-2012 02:11 AM

i have it installed in my jku and dont have to worry. i got a call from lo jack few days ago, but found out it was a dead battery in the fob. only thing to worry is ppl stealing your battery out the jeep.

RH_Trek 08-01-2012 09:23 AM

I had Lojack in my 2006 BMW 330XI. I think it's a good idea to purchase, especially if it's easy access to get inside your jeep and if you live in a shady neighborhood or visit one frequently.

gnjlee 08-02-2012 09:45 AM

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Originally Posted by 50 Something (Post 2637797)
Well I have not done any research on the "Jeep" theft ratio, but most real pro's today use a role back bobtail, or a wrecker. Just get in put in neutral, winche it on the bed, or pick it up from the bumper and take off. Since I have only a bikini top, tube doors and no back seat no damage would be done.

As far as insurance goes from the moment you drove it off the dealerships lot you were upside down in the Rig. I know it's a Jeep and has a great resale value, but just call your agent and ask them what they would pay off on your note. You will be suprised!

50 Something

Great points!

1.) I have personally never heard of anyone getting a vehicle back with no damage.... If time is a factor which it usually is...they won't bother trying to put the vehicle in N. They just drag the thing on it's tires.

2.) I can't speak for others, but I always purchase gap insurance if I am carrying a payment without significant money down. Have seen too many people burned by insurance totaling out the vehicle and not covering the entire loan.

Dew 08-02-2012 01:39 PM

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Originally Posted by 50 Something (Post 2637797)
As far as insurance goes from the moment you drove it off the dealerships lot you were upside down in the Rig. I know it's a Jeep and has a great resale value, but just call your agent and ask them what they would pay off on your note. You will be suprised!

50 Something

I always purchase GAP insurance. So no surprises here.

gnjlee 08-02-2012 03:18 PM

About a year ago I successfully moved from the Detroit area for good (No offense to Motor City Fanatics).... horrible weather and high crime (Drove rear wheel drive BMWs there, even in the snow). The cost of gap coverage was well worth the peace of mind.

Xavier1911 08-02-2012 04:59 PM

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Originally Posted by gnjlee (Post 2637325)
There can be considerable damage done to a vehicle by a thief...If you have full coverage and a monthly payment...Do you really WANT it back? Why not just get another one? :punk:

I'm going to have to agree with you on this. If the vehicle is stolen by a pro, they are prob going to have a way to by-pass the keyfob and the lo-jack system. You'll never see it again.

If you vehicle is stolen by amateurs, they are going to trash your vehicle. No doubt that the ignition system and or locking systems will be damaged. The police will prob find it a few weeks wrecked or stripped. This is the point where I would not want it back.

Personal belongings? Who keeps them in a Jeep anyway? lol


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